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SC  397
 

5col       01 Feb 88             Chelonia mydas                One individual swimming right. From strip of three different stamps issued for the 17th General Conference for the Preservation of Natural Resources.
  SC  399  a  5col       01 Feb 88             Chelonia mydas                Se-tenant strip of three stamps, one w/ a turtle, one w/ a tree frog and one w/ a butterfly. Issued for the 17th General Conference for the Preservation of Natural Resources.
 

 SC  521
 
Various                1 Dec 98            Three Species of Turtles                 Se-tenant strip of three freshwater turtles. 50th Anniversary of UICN.
  SC  521  a  70col     1 Dec 98      Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima           Single stamp from strip of three. 50th Anniversary of UICN.
  SC  521  b  60col     1 Dec 98      Trachemys scripta            Single stamp from strip of three. 50th Anniversary of UICN.
  SC  521  c 70col     1 Dec 98      Chelydra serpentina         Single stamp from strip of three. 50th Anniversary of UICN.
 
 

SC  568

 Various                03 Sep 03             Cartoon Turtle   S/S of eleven stamps depicting scenes from the story "Cocori". All stamps have braille markings. One stamp is very large and has a denom of 225 col. The other ten stamps are normal size and have denoms of 25 col.
  SC  568  a  25 col    03 Sep 03             Cartoon Turtle   Boy, turtle, monkey and bird. Stamp has braille markings.
  SC  568  f 25 col    03 Sep 03             Cartoon Turtle   Jaguar, turtle, armadillo, monkey, raccoon, bird, boy and father. Stamp has braille markings.
  SC  568  g 25 Col    03 Sep 03             Cartoon Turtle   Boy and monkey pushing turtle. Stamp has braille markings.
  SC  568  h  25 col    03 Sep 03             Cartoon Turtle   Monkey w/ open arms, turtle and boy. Stamp has braille markings.
 


 SC  593

 180c      25 Aug 06            Eretmochelys imbricata                Sheetlet of ten different stamps w/ a turtle, fish, porpoise or bird on each. Sheet inscribed "Parques Nacionales 2006" and "Isla del Coco Costa Rica" in upper margin. Turtle on two stamps. Scientific name of each animal appears on each stamp and the Spanish common name appears in the sheet margin next to each stamp. Turtle's species name misspelled as "imbricaas".
  
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 180c      25 Aug 06            Eretmochelys imbricata                 Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Costa Rica #593. Depicts adult swimming away from viewer, underwater. Species name of turtle is misspelled on stamp as "imbricaas".
  SC  593  h  180c      25 Aug 06            Unidentified Sea Turtle   Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Costa Rica #593. Main design feature is a shark but the upper left corner shows the posterior half of a turtle.
 

 SC  626

 65c         27 May 09           Cartoon Turtle   Sheetlet of four 65c stamps illustrating children's stories. One stamp depicts a boy w/ a highly stylized cartoon turtle in background. Sheet inscribed "Literatura Infantil" in upper right margin.
  SC  626  d  65c         27 May 09           Cartoon Turtle   Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Costa Rica #626. Illustration for child's story "Paul's Music" by Lara Rios.
 
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 Various  24 Aug 16  Dermochelys coriacea  M/s of two stamps, each with a turtle, issued for Las Baulas Marine National Park.
 
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1100c 24 Aug 16  Dermochelys coriacea  M/s of one stamp issued for Las Baulas Marine National Park.
 
 

SC  RA  67


 10c         25 Nov 75            Unidentified Tortoise      Small tortoise in painting of children by Francisco Amighetti.
 
  Various                17 Aug 10            Lepidochelys olivacea     This is a CVP (Computer Vended Postage) available in Post Offices in Costa Rica. It consists of an upper half of shiny metallic gold w/ a picture of a turtle on a beach. The lower half of the stamp is white and can be imprinted w/ whatever denomination the buyer wants, along with the date that it was purchased. The date shown here (17 Aug 2010) is the date that the CVP's began to be distributed to post offices. The Costa Rican government made no official announcement of the issue date (they never do for CVP's). The image of the turtle is the same image that appeared on a Costa Rican postal card in 2006.
 
  

 Lepidochelys olivacea    Postal card showing Refugio de Vida Silvestre Ostional which is an Oliver Ridley turtle protected beach - front of card
 
  
Picture of back of card