French Polynesia


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18f         24 Jun 76             Chelonia mydas                The turtle on the stamp is highly stylized and unrecognizable to species but the name on the stamp itself is Chelonia mydas.

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 51f         19 Feb 86             Chelonia mydas

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 21f         13 May 87           Stylized Sea Turtle            The turtle on this stamp is a petroglyph (rock painting) from Raiatea Island. It is crude and highly stylized.

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32fr        14 Oct 87             Turtle Shell Decoration   The plumed head band on the extreme left side of this stamp is made partly from turtle shell according to the Postmaster in Papeete, Tahiti (personal correspondence w/ D. N. Riemer).
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 22 & 29                04 May 95           Chelonia mydas                Strip of three stamps and two labels, including 657a and 657b. A black and white line drawing of Chelonia mydas is on one of the labels.
  SC  657  a  22f         04 May 95           Chelonia mydas                Close-up of Head.
  SC  657  b  29f         04 May 95           Chelonia mydas                Side View of Adult Swimming.

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 83f         12 Aug 95            Cartoon Turtle                  Turtle w/ flowers on head and "TAHITI 95" written on plastron. Issued for the 10th South Pacific Games.

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 96f         15 Oct 97             Unidentified Sea Turtle?                Stamp depicts a work of art with two figures made of inlaid mother-of-pearl. These figures resemble sea turtles. According to the postmistress in Papeete, Tahiti, these figures represent lizards, but they look more like sea turtles.

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 200f       10 Sep 98             Unidentified Sea Turtle                  Small turtle in underwater and above water scene. Inscribed "Les fonds marins".

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 440f       27 May 05           Chelonia mydas                S/S of four stamps (two 90f and two 130f). Large sea turtle in margin of sheet. Sheet itself has a denom of 440f which is the sum of the denoms of the individual stamps. Sheet inscribed "Fonds Marins: Poissons".

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90f         16 Dec 05            Cartoon Sea Turtle           Children's drawing: Sea turtle w/ Santa hat on small island; two reindeer on larger island. Christmas stamp for 2005.

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 100f       11 Sep 09             Chelonia mydas                Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott French Polynesia #1010a. Turtle swimming to right w/ its upside-down image reflected in the bottom of the water surface, above the turtle.

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 310f       11 Sep 09             Chelonia mydas                S/S w/ three stamps showing three different marine animals. Sheet margin shows diver and various marine animals, including a turtle. An additional turtle on one stamp (the 100f value). Sheet margin inscribed "Plongee, Tortue, Baleine". Each stamp has its own denomination but the sheet has a denomination of its own (310f) in the lower left corner.

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 100f       27 Sep 11             Unidentified Sea Turtle                  Booklet pane of twelve Marine Life stamps issued this date. One stamp shows anterior half of turtle swimming downward and left plus small fish and coral. Stamps were issued in flat strips that can be folded into simple booklets.
  SC  1062  i  100f       27 Sep 11             Unidentified Sea Turtle                  Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott French Polynesia #1062.

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75f   17 Oct 12    
Chelonoidis Nigra   The two tortoises of the Botanical Garden in Papeari

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100F 07 Jun 13  Chelonia mydas  Stamp labeled La Tortue. From set of 4.

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Various 07 Jun 13  Chelonia mydas  Sheet labelled Faune Marine de Polynesie. Green turtle on 100F stamp.
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 20F  20 Jan 14  Chelonia mydas   Single stamp with the 1000F banknote

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Various  20 Jan 14 
Chelonia mydas   S/S titled Nouveaux Billets en Francs CFP. Turtle on the 20F stamp.