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1.40fr 30 Jan 87 Sculpted Tortoises Celestial (Armillary) sphere w/ UN building in background. Tortoises are very small and hard to discern. See Scott United Nations (Geneva) #451 for further discussion of this sphere and the tortoises supporting it.

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1.10fr 21 Sep 99 Sculpted Tortoises The Celestial (Armillary) sphere in front of the U.N. building in Geneva. See Scott United Nations (Geneva) #451 for further discussion of this sphere and the tortoises supporting it.

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0.90fs 01 Feb 01 Geochelone elephantopus From set of four endangered species stamps. From the 9th set of stamps in the UN's Endangered Species Series.

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0.90fs 01 Feb 01 Geochelone elephantopus Se-tenant block of four (all endangered species) w/ two tortoises on one. From the 9th set of stamps in the UN's Endangered Species Series.

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1.30f 03 Feb 06 Sculpted Tortoises Celestial sphere, a sculpture by artist Paul Manship at the UN headquarters in Geneva. The sphere is supported by four tortoises that are difficult to discern on the stamp because the image is a hologram and therefore not sharp. Stamp inscribed "Salutations des Nations Unies". UN symbol in upper left corner. Pictures of the sphere from other sources (e.g. - www.celestialsphere.ch) clearly show that the small figures are tortoises.

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0.85 05 Oct 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of eight stamps, each w/ the flag and a coin of a different nation. The stamp representing Cape Verde has a sea turtle on the coin which is depicted on the stamp.

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0.85 05 Oct 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp representing Cape Verde from flag and coin sheet. The coin depicted on the stamp has a sea turtle on it. The coin depicted on the stamp is a 1 Escudo brass-plated steel coin from Cape Verde (Krause-Mishler #27).

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0.20 ONU 09 Aug 07 Geochelone elephantopus Souvenir booklet containing one #474i. Color bar at bottom of each stamp is yellow, orange and red.

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0.20 Onu 09 Aug 07 Geochelone elephantopus Individual stamp from #474i. Gold figure in lower left corner is a highly stylized bird w/ its tail curved forward over its head. Color bar at bottom of stamp is yellow, orange and red.

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0.20 ONU 09 Aug 07 Geochelone elephantopus Booklet pane of four #474c. Color bar at bottom of each stamp is yellow, orange and red.

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1.00fs 02 Oct 09 Turtles on Sculpture Small turtles form the base (or feet) of a sculpture called the "Armillary Sphere". Issued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.N. Postal Administration in Geneva.

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Various 02 Oct 09 Turtles on Sculpture Vertical sheet of five stamps, including one Scott #510. No marginal illustrations or inscriptions on sheet.

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Various 02 Oct 09 Turtles on Sculpture Sheet of twenty stamps issued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.N. Postal Authority in Geneva. Contains two Scott #510. Small turtles form the base (or feet) of a sculpture called the "Armillary Sphere". Scott mentions this sheet and lists a value but does not assign a number.

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Fs0.85 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Mini sheet of four stamps w/ a turtle on one, swimming toward viewer. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Une Planete - Un Ocean". Issued for 50th anniversary of the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Fs0.85 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtles Individual stamp w/ turtles from #519. One of the turtles at very top of stamp, mostly in sheet margin. Issued for 50th anniversary of the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Fs 1.00 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Mini sheet of four stamps w/ tiny turtle in margin. Upper margin inscribed "Une Planete - Un Ocean". No turtles on stamps. Issued for 50th anniversary of the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Various 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Souvenir booklet containing all six mini sheets issued by U.N. New York, U.N. Geneva and U.N. Vienna on 6 May 2010 but w. denoms changed to Swiss currency and w/ different backgrounds.

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30c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to N.Y. #1003a. From booklet #521.

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30c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to N.Y. #1003b. From booklet #521.

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30c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to N.Y. #1003d. From booklet #521.

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30c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to Geneva #519a. From booklet #521.

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50c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to N.Y. #1004a. From booklet #521.

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50c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to N.Y. #1004d. From booklet #521.

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50c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to Vienna #472c. From booklet #521.

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30c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet pane of four (521a - 521d). From booklet #521.

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30c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet pane of four (521i - 521l). From booklet #521.

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50c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet pane of four (521m - 521p). From booklet #521.

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50c 06 May 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet pane of four (521q - 521t). From booklet #521.

Various 2 Dec 16 Stylized turtle S/s issued for Asian International Stamp Exhibition. Turtle in selvedge.