Caretta caretta on Stamps
Country/Date Scott Gibbons Michel Yvert Denom. Comments / Description


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AITUTAKI (Cook Islands)
1 Dec, 1995 516 693 747 569 $1.75

ALBANIA
12 Sep, 2002 2695a MS2934a 894 50L

ALGERIA
23 Dec, 1992 967 1114 1079 1030 2.70d

ANGOLA
9 Jul, 1993 882d 1032 935 902 630 NKz Single in #882
7 Nov, 2007 1316 MS1759 Block 123 --
Tartarugas Marinhas sheet
7 Nov, 2007 1316a -- 1794 27 Kz Juvenile
7 Nov, 2007 1317 MS1760 1798 130 Kz
In S/S border

ANGUILLA
10 Aug, 1983 540 563a 544 495 $1 Perf. 13.5

10 Aug, 1983 540a 563b -- 495a $1 Looks like #540, but perf. 12

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
31 Jul, 1994 1807 MS1976b 2009 BF 295 $6
Block 294

ARUBA
27 Sep, 1995 128 170 166 1027 95¢
30 Sep, 2003 240 330 316 316 150¢ Hatchlings

ASCENSION
28 Aug, 1973 171 172 171 172 9p
1 Feb, 2001 768 MS814 837, Bl 42 BF43 --

AUSTRALIA
8 Jul, 1999 1741 1861 1834 1760 $1.05

AZERBAIJAN
12 Jun, 1995521235224216100m

BARBADOS
29 Oct, 2007 1132 1320 1149 1185 50¢

BARBUDA
22 Jan, 1995 1513 MS1677b 1738,Bk251 BF 238 $6 Antigua & Barbuda #1807
overprinted "Barbuda Mail"

BELIZE
8 Aug, 1990 947 1082 1046 934 60¢

BENIN
2008 -- -- -- -- 500f
"Tortues" sheet with loggerhead
in "b" position

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
8 Nov, 1990 109 109 109 109 24p
2 Sep, 1996 181 185 188 181 20p

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
17 May, 1990 572 648 583 568 10.00
9 Sep, 2002783879809$10
9 Sep, 2002784880810$20
9 Sep, 2002785881811$30
9 Sep, 2002786882812$60
9 Sep, 2002787883813$100
9 Sep, 2002788MS884814, Bk 36$100

CAYMAN ISLANDS
28 Feb, 1995697797725758$1.30 Single in #698a

CHAD
2010 --
Cinderella sheet "Tortues"
C. caretta in position "a"
2011 500f
Cinderella sheet

CHINA, Republic of (Taiwan)
10 Nov, 199530342281226822015.00
26 May, 1999--------99.1
Sea Turtle Conservation S/S

COCOS (Keeling) ISLANDS
1 Oct, 2002336a39340838945¢

COMORO ISLANDS
20 Apr, 1995C216 -- 112110f
20 Apr, 1995C217 -- 112225f
20 Apr, 1995C218 -- 112330f
20 Apr, 1995C219 -- 112450f
2 Mar, 2009 Block 483 --
"Tortues" sheet includes 4 sea
turtle stamps
2 Mar, 2009 2181 500fc
2 Mar, 2009 -- -- -- 350fc
Caretta caretta in border
2 Mar, 2009 -- -- -- 450fc
C. caretta in border
2 Mar, 2009 -- -- -- 500fc
MI #2181 in Deluxe SS; large
C. caretta also in border
5 Sep, 2009 Block 512 --
"Faune de l'Union des Comores -
Les Tortues"
5 Sep, 2009 2341 450fc C. caretta from "Les Tortues"
5 Sep, 2009 -- -- -- 450fc
C.caretta in border
5 Sep, 2009 -- -- -- 450fc
MI #2341 in Deluxe SS
14 Dec, 2009   2720 Bk579 500fc
C. caretta stamp in "d" position

CONGO, Republic of
2007 -- -- -- -- 500f

CROATIA (Hrvatska)
29 Jun, 1995 248 360 328 303 2.4Kn

CUBA
15 Nov, 1983262029262769246520p

DJIBOUTI
11 Nov, 19927051087575699200f
14 May, 20008122669749,Bk154250f

DOMINICA
26 Apr, 1993 1554 1692 1683 1548 $4
14 Sep, 1998 2107 2558 2607 2281 $4 #1554 overprinted "Save
the Turtles"

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
30 Dec, 1996 1242b 1996 1840 1245 RD $5

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
2010 -- -- -- -- 3.0$
Cinderella sheet

GAMBIA, The
27 Nov, 1984 535 564 545 529 75b

GREECE
16 Mar, 1990 1675 1838 1739 1723 70d
27 Feb, 2008 €2.29
27 Feb, 2008 2338a 2492 2455C €2.29 Same as #2338 but perf. 13.25 vertically
21 Feb, 2012 €0,20

GRENADA
12 Apr, 1999 2850j 3752 3901 3374 75¢

GRENADINES of St. VINCENT
20 Jul, 1978 160 138 159 149 $1.25
2003 -- -- -- 20¢ on 1.25 #160 surcharged

GUINEA
6 Nov, 2006 -- -- 4236A 7500FG
6 Nov, 2006 -- -- Block 943A 7500FG
6 Nov, 2006 -- -- 4235-4236,Bk 942 --
25 Feb, 2009 -- -- 6397-6402 --
Block 1663 "Les Tortues"; C. carettas in border;
head of turtle on stamp "d"
is C. mydas, not C. caretta
25 Feb, 2009 -- -- -- 5000 FG
Deluxe SS "Les Tortues;" C. caretta
MI 6400 on stamp, 2 others in SS border;
head of turtle on stamp is C. mydas

GUINEA-BISSAU
30 Jun, 2001 -- MS1335 1706, Bk 50 BF86 5000fcfa
25 Oct, 2005 -- -- -- -- --
2 Loggerhead turtles in Deluxe SS border
28 Oct, 2010 5025-30 --
Block 867 "Tartarugas" sheet
28 Oct, 2010 5027 500f Caretta caretta
28 Oct, 2010 5031-2 --
Block 867 Tartarugas SS; large border turtle
misidentified as Lagothrix flavicauda
(which is a monkey)
28 Oct, 2010 5031 1500f Caretta caretta, pink stamp
28 Oct, 2010 5032 1500f Caretta caretta, green stamp

ITALY
18 May, 1996 2085 2368 2439 2172 750

IVORY COAST
2011 --
Probably a cinderella; 2 sea
turtles also in sheet border

KENYA
13 Apr, 2000 744 763 740 724 59/

KOREA (North)
15 Dec, 1998 3811c N3829 4114 2820 60j
15 Dec, 1998 3811f (N3827-30) (4112-15) -- Booklet of 12 stamps including
#3813; those turtles also on
both covers of booklet
20 Oct, 2009 4880 N4884 5509 110
20 Oct, 2009 -- -- 110
4 copies of #4880 in small sheet with
stylized sea turtles in blue border
20 Oct, 2009 4881a N4884a -- 110
#4880 in Booklet Pane

LIBERIA
15 Oct, 1998 1357m -- 2164 20¢
2003 -- -- -- -- -- In S/S border

MALAGASY REPUBLIC
25 Oct, 2001 1554d 2523A 250 fmg

MALAWI
2012 --
Cinderella sheet

MALDIVES
17 Feb, 1980 844 856 866 801 10L
22 Aug, 1995 2093c 2291 2426 2052 3 Rf
22 Jun, 2010 3006b 4826,B631 15rf
"Reptiles of the Maldives"

MALTA
10 Oct, 1979 564 631 600 589

MARSHALL ISLANDS
25 Jun, 2002 805a 1624 1629 1567 37¢
22 Feb, 2011 983 2596 2711

MÉXICO
7 Jul, 1998 2090t 2534 2732 1825 $2.30
2 Feb, 2002 2260 2720 2698 5.00 Reissued as #2260a in 2003

MICRONESIA
9 Aug, 2001 446a MS1161b 1184 1063 60¢
1 Nov, 2004 624 MS1286g 1586 $2
4 Sep, 2009 851 1559 2021 95¢
"Turtles of the Pacific Ocean"
Loggerhead Turtle - Caretta caretta
4 Sep, 2009 853 MS1560 Noted --
"Turtles of the Pacific Ocean"
4 Sep, 2009 853c -- 2025 98¢ Loggerhead Turtle - C. caretta

MONTSERRAT
8 Aug, 2007 1191d MS1368 1382 $3.40

MOZAMBIQUE
3 Mar, 1981 735 860 800 792 5mt
10 Dec, 2007 1778 Block 220 --
Tartarugas sheet of 6 sea turtle stamps
10 Dec, 2007 1778e 2981 20.00M Caretta caretta
10 Dec, 2007 -- -- -- -- 20m
#1778d in Deluxe SS; C. caretta in border
10 Dec, 2007 -- -- -- -- 20m
#1778e in Deluxe SS
30 Aug, 2011 --
FAUNA DE MOÇAMBIQUE - Tartarugas
30 Aug, 2011 16 MT Caretta caretta
30 Aug, 2011 92 MT Caretta caretta

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
10 Dec, 2004 1045 1645 1349 1484 100¢

NEW CALEDONIA
15 May, 2002 899a MS1257a 1265,Bk28 BF 27 30fr
24 Oct, 2003 899e MS1308 -- BF 30 -- Overprint of S/S #899

NEW ZEALAND
1 Feb, 2001 1698 2388 1892 1820 90¢

NICARAGUA
7 Apr, 1980 -- 2230 2099 PA 943 90¢ Looks like SG#2262 but with Olympic
rings and different overprint
3 May, 1980 -- MS2234 Block 114 -- $5+$15
14 May, 1981 -- 2262 2176 PA 1008 90¢

OMAN
12 Aug, 2002 439d 573 528 490 100
12 Aug, 2002 439e 570 Block 31 BF26 --
Marine Turtles in Oman

PALAU
6 Feb, 2004 746a-f MS1998a Block 173 1979-1984 60¢
Life Cycle of Turtles;
stamps b, d & f are loggerheads

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
8 Feb, 1984 596 476 471 470 25t
23 Sep, 1987 -- -- -- -- 25t "Stamp Duty" overprinted on #596;
exact issue date uncertain;
Barefoot Cat. PNG Stamp Duty #84
23 Mar, 2007 1249 1160 1225 85t

PENRHYN (Cook Islands)
7 Dec, 1995 447a 517 579 427 $1.15

PHILIPPINES
31 Mar, 2006 3018c 3872 3768 3054 7p

PORTUGAL (Madeira)
17 Apr, 2007 258 385 269 276 0,45e

ROMANIA
9 Feb, 2007 4918 6764 6165 3,10 L
9 Feb, 2007 4919a Block 393 --
S/S "Fauna of the Black Sea"

RWANDA
2009 -- -- -- -- 150f
Cinderellas
2010 -- -- -- -- 200f
Cinderella "Turtles" sheet

St. KITTS
18 Feb, 1994 372e 394 371 794 $1.20
18 Feb, 1994 373e 399 376 799 $1.20 Looks like #372e, with
Hong Kong '94 logo

St. VINCENT (& Grenadines)
23 Feb, 1998 2548f 3968 4286 3437 $1.10
1 Jul, 1998 2605f 4122 4445 3550 $1
23 Apr, 2010 3715b MS5825 6765 $2

SAMOA (Western)
24 Aug, 1995 896 967 813 819 90 sene

SIERRA LEONE
22 Feb, 1999 2160l 2989 3124 2601M 400Le
22 Feb, 1999 2165 MS3001c 3145 BF 419 3,000Le
Block 407

SOLOMON ISLANDS
5 Jan, 1983 490 486 486 476 35¢

SOMALIA
2004 -- -- -- -- 2500
Cinderella S/S "Turtles"

SOUTH AFRICA
26 Aug, 1999 1145 1160 1237 1089 See descr.
Migratory Species of Southern Africa;
"Standard Postage" = R1.20
4 Nov, 2001 1275b 1368 1420 R 1.40

SURINAM
17 Feb, 1982 591 1064 970 842

TANZANIA
31 Aug, 1998 1716a Noted 2983 2470 370/
12 Oct, 1998 1734e Noted 3024 2527 300/
9 Feb, 1999 1855 Noted 3185,Blk 429 BF 420 1,500/

TOGO
2011 750f
2011 3000f
C. caretta in SS border
2011 750f

TOKELAU
27 Nov, 1995 220 237 226 224 $2
27 Nov, 1995 221 238 Block 6 BF 7 $3

TRANSDNIESTRIAN MOLDOVAN REPUBLIC
1999 -- -- -- -- A #s 29, 34, 39 or 41 in
Catalog of Local [Russian]
Stamp Issues, Part II, depending
on location in various S/S

TUNISIA
22 Sep, 1999 1196 1421 1435 1370 250

TURKEY
16 Nov, 1989 2456 3059 2871 2619 700L
16 Nov, 1989 2457a MS3061 Block 28 BF 30 -- #2456 & #2457 in S/S

TURKISH REPUBLIC of NORTHERN CYPRUS
30 Jun, 1992 328 Noted 335 BF11 1500 TL
30 Jun, 1992 328a MS335 Block 11 BF11 -- #327 & #328 in S/S
18 Apr, 2011 708 724 737 2.00L
Dec, 2004 -- -- -- -- 2YKr
Revenue stamp

UGANDA
19 Mar, 1999 1596g 2041 2093 1718 500/

VANUATU
15 Dec, 1992 578 610 902 900 65vt

VIETNAM
1 May, 1989 1970 1231 2042 868g 50d
1 May, 1989 1971 MS1232 2043 BF 40 80d
Block 69

YEMEN
2 Sep, 1972 120 121 130 122 15f

YUGOSLAVIA
24 May, 1980 1474 1930 1835 1718 3.40d Incorrect number of scutes

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