Sao Tome and Principe (St. Thomas and Prince)

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5d 15 Dec 78 Unidentified Sea Turtle This is a sheet of nine 5d stamps, two of which show a 500d banknote w/ a sea turtle on it.

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5d 15 Dec 78 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on a 500 Dobra banknote pictured on the stamp.

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8d 15 Dec 78 Unidentified Sea Turtle This is a sheet of nine 8d stamps, two of which show a 500d banknote w/ a sea turtle on it.

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8d 15 Dec 78 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on a 500 Dobra banknote pictured on the stamp.

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10d 02 Feb 91 Eretmochelys imbricata

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50d 02 Feb 91 Pelusios subniger I.D. of turtle not 100% certain.

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800d 19 Apr 92 Eretmochelys imbricata Small sheet w/ a single perforated stamp near the center

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2000 Db 16 Aug 93 Tortoise Ship S/S w/ one stamp. Depicts a modern replica of an ancient tortoise ship. Sheet inscribed "Congresso De U.P.U.". Symbol of UPU Congress on both stamp and sheet margin. Stamp is inscribed "1994" but it was actually issued on 16 Aug 93.

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2000d 06 Jul 95 Geochelone elephantopus s/s of one stamp w/ tiny tortoise on map of world. Tortoise is in margin of sheet, not on stamp. Design identical to Turkmenistan sheet of 1999. Inscribed "Proteccao Das Especies Do Mundo Animal".

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3500d 22 May 98 Dermochelys coriacea Turtle swimming beneath a small boat. Inscribed "Expo '98".

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3500db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Adult swimming right. WWF logo in corner. Issued as a sheet of four identical stamps w/ large turtle in margin of sheet.

3500db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Sheet of four SC 1400

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5000db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Two individuals emerging from surf, facing right. WWF logo in corner. Issued as a sheet of four identical stamps w/ two large turtles in margin of sheet.

5000db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Sheet of four SC 1401

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6000db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Three individuals emerging from surf and facing left. WWF logo in corner. Issued as a sheet of four identical stamps w/ three large turtles in margin of sheet.

6000db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Sheet of four SC 1402

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7500db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Three hatchlings emerging from nest. WWF logo in corner. Issued as a sheet of four identical stamps w/ additional hatchlings in margin of sheet.

7500db Oct 2001 Lepidochelys olivacea Sheet of four SC 1403

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Various 31 Dec 02 Lepidochelys olivacea S/S w/ four stamps. Sheet die cut in the shape of a dorsal view of a sea turtle.

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6000db 31 Dec 02 Lepidochelys olivacea Two adults emerging from surf. WWF logo in upper right corner.

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6000db 31 Dec 02 Lepidochelys olivacea Three hatchlings emerging from nest. WWF logo in upper right corner.

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7000db 31 Dec 02 Lepidochelys olivacea Adult swimming to right at water surface. WWF logo in upper right corner.

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7000db 31 Dec 02 Lepidochelys olivacea Three adults on beach facing left. WWF logo in upper right corner.

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Various 25 May 06 Numerous Species S/S of four stamps and four stamp-like labels, all w/ one or two chelonians. Labels have Boy Scout logo, stamps do not. Several of the chelonians are misidentified on the stamps and labels.

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7000db 25 May 06 Testudo graeca Adult facing right.

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9000db 25 May 06 Terrapene carolina bauri Adult facing right. Unidentified hatchling emerging from egg in upper left corner. Turtle is misidentified as Pseudemys scripta on stamp.

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10000db 25 May 06 Unidentified Tortoise Unidentified tortoise facing left, next to flower. Small Clemmys guttata in upper left corner. Stamp inscribed Clemmys insculpta, which is not the correct identity of either of the chelonians depicted.

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14000db 25 May 06 Trionyx spiniferus Turtle in shallow water facing right. Small Pseudemys scripta elegans in upper left corner.

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40000db 25 May 06 Various Tortoises S/S of one stamp w/ tortoises on stamp and in margins. One tortoise in margin is laying eggs and two are mating. Boy scout logo in upper left corner of sheet. All of the tortoises have scientific names under them in small print but almost every one is misnamed, including the one on the stamp.


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Various 05 Nov 07 Natator depressus Sheetlet of four stamps and four labels, all w/ underwater scenes and/or a portrait of Jacques Cousteau. One stamp depicts two Natator depressus. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Vida Marinha". Lower margin inscribed "Jacques Cousteau".

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9000db 05 Nov 07 Natator depressus Two turtles swimming underwater in foreground, SCUBA diver in background. Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott St. Thomas and Prince #1743.

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40,000db 05 Nov 07 Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp. Portrait of Jacques Cousteau on stamp and in upper right corner of sheet margin. Turtle in lower left corner of sheet margin. Sheet inscribed "Vida Marinha" in lower right corner in large letters. Much small writing on sheet margin as well.

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7000db 05 Nov 07 Lepidochelys olivacea Sheetlet of six stamps, all w/ underwater scenes and w/ denoms of 7000db. Ventral view of turtle and SCUBA diver on one stamp. Sheet inscribed "Paraiso Do Mergulho".

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7000db 05 Nov 07 Lepidochelys olivacea Individual stamp w/ SCUBA diver and ventral view of turtle from Scott St. Thomas and Prince #1747.

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Various 17 Jul 08 Unidentified sea turtle Sheet of four stamps titled Notas Bancarias com Animais. Turtle on Aruba 5 florin banknote in the selvedge in both the top left and bottom right corners.

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800d 25 Oct 09 Lepidochelys olivacea Overprint of SC 1400

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800d 25 Oct 09 Lepidochelys olivacea Overprint of SC 1401

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800d 25 Oct 09 Lepidochelys olivacea Overprint of SC 1403

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100000d 02 Sep 10 Unidentified sea turtle Small sea turtle in selvedge of sheet containing one stamp with a panda. Sheet issued for International year of biodiversity.

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110000d 02 Sep 10 Geochelone gigantea M/S of stamps from various countries including SC 108 from Zil Elwannyen Sisel showing three individuals.

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40000d 30 Mar 11 Chelonoidis nigra on one of two stamps, sea turtle in selvedge.

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52000d 30 Mar 11 2414 a Aldabrachelys, 2414 b Pseudemys concinna

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25000d 10 May 13 Geochelone gigantea, Geochelone pardalis, Caretta caretta, Geochelone sulcata

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96000d 10 May 13 Pelomedusa subrufa on stamp and in selvedge

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25000d  10 Dec 13  Batagur trivittata,, Pseudemys peninsularis, Indotestudo elongata, Pseudemys rubriventris 

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96000d  10 Dec 13  Leucocephalon yuwonoi on stamp, Chrysemys picta and Terrapene ornata in selvedge

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25000d 8 Aug 14 Various Clemmys guttata, Macroclemys temminckii, Apalone spinifera, Geochelone sulcata

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96000d 8 Aug 14 Chelonia mydas misidentified as Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill on stamp and in selvedge, Chelonia mydas misidentified as Caretta caretta in selvedge.

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25000d 17 Nov 14 Various Sheet of 4 turtles - Trachemys scripta elegans, Dermochelys coriachea, Stigmochelys pardalis, Astrochelys radiata.

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96000d 17 Nov 14 Chelonia mydas S/s of one stamp.

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19000d 21 May 15 Various Podocnemis expansa, Trachemys scripta elegans, Terrapene carolina carolina and Chelonoidis carbonaria, Chelus fimbriata

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86000d 21 May 15 Malaclemys terrapin

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31000d 18 Nov 15 Various Chelonia mydas, Graptemys ernsti, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea

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96000d 18 Nov 15 Emydoidea blandingii

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1000d 11 Jan 16 Sheet of 8 Biodiversity stamps, turtle on one.

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31000d 30 Mar 16 Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni, Trachemys scripta elegans, Malaclemys terrapin, Caretta caretta

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96000d 30 Mar 16 Terrapene carolina carolina

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31000d 12 Sep 16 Aldabrachelys gigantea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Caretta caretta, Gopherus agassizii

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96000d 12 Sep 16 Terrapene carolina bauri

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31000d 13 Mar 17 Terrapene carolina carolina, Geochelone elegans, Stemotherus carinatus, Chelydra serpentina

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124000d 13 Mar 17 Chelonoidis nigra

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124000d  5 May 17  Eretmochelys imbricata

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31000d  5 May 17   Chelonoidis nigra