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SC  1203

50y         25 Mar 76            Geoemyda spengleri        Sub-species is "japonica" according to inscription on stamp.
 

SC  1204

 20y         28 Jan 75             Unidentified Sea Turtle                  Man Releasing Turtle.
 


 SC  1507


 70y         23 Aug 82            Tortoise Symbol This is not a stylized tortoise, it is a symbol that represents a tortoise. This stamp was designed for use on greeting cards. Similar to Scott Japan #1839 and 2230.
 


 SC  1743


 60y         17 Jul 87              Gold Turtle Sculpture       Golden lamp w/ turtle base. A stamp of the National Treasures Series.
 


 SC  1839


 72y         10 Aug 89            Tortoise Symbol                This is not a stylized tortoise, it is a symbol that represents a tortoise. Similar to Scott Japan 1507 and 2230. Designed for use on greeting cards.
 


 SC  2230
 

90y         10 Mar 94            Tortoise Symbol This is not a stylized tortoise, it is a symbol that represents a tortoise. Intended for use on greeting cards. Similar to Scott Japan #1507 and 1839.
 


 SC  2515


 80y         21 Mar 96            Highly Stylized Turtle       Geometric representation of turtle. Carapace is a series of concentric hexagons. Issued in honor of senior citizens.
 
 


80y         21 Mar 96            Highly Stylized Turtle       Sheetlet of five Scott Japan 2515 w/ extensive Japanese writing occupying the space where the 6th stamp would be.         Issued in honor of senior citizens.Footnoted by Scott under #2515.
 


 SC  2541
 
90y         07 Oct 96             Unidentified Chelonian                  Painting of landscape and waterwheel. Extremely tiny turtle in lower left corner of stamp, directly over the letter "L" in the word International. Part of a set of six issued for International Letter Writing Week.
 


 SC  2686


 80y         23 Jul 99              Cartoon Turtles                 Sheet of ten 80y stamps w/ four colorful cartoon turtles in selvedge. Sheet inscribed "Letter Writing Day" in English. No turtles on stamps.
 
 

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Various                22 Jul 99              Cartoon Turtles                 Booklet containing Scott 2682-2685 (2 each) + 2686c, 2686g, & 2686i. Two cartoon turtles on back cover. No turtles on stamps inside booklet. Front cover inscribed "Letter Writing Day"'
 


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 Various                1999      Cartoon Turtles                 Small sheet of two stamps (80y and 50y) w/ two small cartoon tortoises in lower left selvedge of sheet. Sheet inscribed "Letter Writing Day" in English.
 

 SC  2851

80y         10 Feb 03             Stylized Turtles                  "Greetings" pane of five stamps plus five labels w/ turtle on one stamp. Additional stylized turtle on small, circular label near bottom of sheet.
  SC  2851  e  80y         10 Feb 03             Stylized Turtle                    Single stamp w/ cranes and turtle from Scott Japan #2851. This stamp represents longevity.
 
  Various                2003      Stylized Sea Turtle            S/S consisting of what appears to be two different Greetings Sheets combined on a single, larger sheet. One Greetings sheet consists of nine stamps plus a label and the other consists of ten stamps. Margin of s/s inscribed "JAPEX "03" and "The 38th Japan Philatelic Exposition, 2003. 10,31 - 11,3". Stamp w/ stylized sea turtle in top right corner of upper Greetings Sheet is identical to Scott Japan #2851e. It has a turtle and a crane and is denominated 80y.
 
 

SC  2919
 
Various                23 Jun 05             Cartoon "Pokemon" Turtle            Sheet of ten (two vertical strips of five each) stamps depicting Pokemon characters. The Scott number (2919) actually refers to one vertical strip which does not have a turtle. The sheet of two vertical strips has the Pokemon character "Squirtle" in the left margin. Scott footnotes the sheet of ten.
 
 

SC  2919  Hj

Various                23 Jun 05             Cartoon "Pokemon" Turtle            Booklet pane from booklet of various stamps plus eight pre-stamped postal cards. Pokemon character "Squirtle" on booklet cover. No turtles on stamps or postal cards inside of booklet. Turtle on cover only. The Scott number (2919Hj) refers to the booklet pane only, The complete booklet with the cover, including the turtle is footnoted.
 


 SC  3050

80y         01 Aug 08            Unident. Freshwater Turt.             Sheet of ten 80y stamps, all w/ different paintings from the Ukiyoe-Edo period. One stamp depicts a turtle suspended by a cord, looking out of a window at sailing ships on a body of water and a bridge.
 
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 80y         01 Aug 08            Unident. Freshwater Turt.             Painting of turtle suspended by a cord, looking out of a window at sailing ships on a body of water and a bridge. Painting titled "Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa" by Hiroshige. From a sheet of ten stamps w/ paintings from the Ukiyoe-Edo period.
 


 SC  3266

80y         18 Oct 10             Tiny Turtle on Logo          S/S sheet of ten stamps issued for the Tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Divesity in Nagoya. No turtles on stamps but there is a tiny origami turtle on a circular logo in the upper left margin of the sheet.
  SC  3354  80y         23 Aug 11            Chelonia mydas                One individual swimming right and down. Stamp from set of five or from sheet of ten.
 
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 80y         23 Aug 11            Chelonia mydas                Strip of five stamps, one each of five different designs. One design depicts a green sea turtle (SC 3354). Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Harmony with Nature Series No. 1".  The full sheet of ten is foot-noted by Scott but no number is assigned to it.
  SC 3605
 80 y   23 Oct 13  Geochelone nigra   Second Overseas World Heritage series, individual stamp for the Galapagos featuring the giant tortoise.
 
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 80 y   23 Oct 13  Geochelone nigra   Second Overseas World Heritage series, including a stamp for the Galapagos featuring the giant tortoise. Strip of 5.
 
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 SC 3644 c
 

50y 16 Jan 14  Cartoon turtle  Girl with broom, squirrel and turtle.  Sheet of ten with two each of five stamps

 
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SC 3683

 82y  15 May 14  Cuora Flavomarginata Evelynae  Yellow-margined box turtle on one stamp. Also SC 3683 a  Vertical strip of five stamps including SC 3683
 
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 52y  19 Sep 14  Geochelone platynota   Heartwarming Animal Scenes. Burmese star tortoise on one stamp. Available in sheet of 10 with two each of five stamps.
 
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Various  30 Oct 14  Cartoon turtle   M/S containing New Year's stamps issued for Year of the Sheep. Turtle in selvedge. Stamps are SC 3756 and SC 3757. M/s not listed by Scott.
 
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 SC 3828

 

82y   2 Jun 15  Caretta caretta  Tokushima prefecture stamp titled Sea turtle on Ohama Beach. Issued as a sheet and a set.
 
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SC 3859 a
82y  23 Jul 15  Cartoon turtle  Cranes, turtle and flowers from set of 20 issued for Letter Writing Day. (SC 3859 a - pane of 10 stamps.)

 
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52y  4 Sep 15  Cartoon turtle  Sheet of 10 Happy Greetings stamps. Small turtle on one stamp.
 
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52y  26 Aug 16  Cartoon turtle  One stamp with crane and turtle from set of 3 Happy Greetings stamps.
 
 

SC  Z  113
 

62y         23 Oct 91             Cartoon Tortoise              From Tortoise and Hare fable.
 
 
SC  Z  113  a

62y         23 Oct 91             Cartoon Tortoise              Booklet containing ten Scott Japan Z 113. Picture on booklet cover is identical to that on stamps inside.
 
  
62y        1991?    Cartoon Turtle                  Booklet containing ten Scott Japan Z 113. Picture on booklet cover is different from that on stamps inside, in that on the cover the hare is sitting up.
 


 SC  Z  652


 80y         05 Nov 04            Stone Turtle        Sheet of twenty se-tenant 80y stamps. One depicts a large stone turtle in front of a temple. All stamps on sheet depict temples.
  SC  Z  652  j  80y         05 Nov 04            Stone Turtle        Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Japan #Z652. Temple depicted is Kongoufukuji (Temple #38).
 
  80y+10y               2003      Stylized Turtle     Vertical s/s w/ two vertical columns of five stamps each, down left side of sheet. Stamps in one column are SC B53, in the other column are SC B54. Turtle in upper right corner on margin of sheet, encircled by a snake. Scott does not list the entire sheet but they do list any two horizontal se-tenant pairs from the sheet as B54a.
 


 FU  711
 
450y      01 Apr 64             Mauremys japonica         This is a Japanese National Pension (Annuity) Revenue Stamp. It is connected w/ a program similar to Social Security in the U.S.  This is the larger of two similar stamps.
 


 FU  712

450y      26 Dec 74            Mauremys japonica         This is a Japanese National Pension (Annuity) Revenue Stamp. It is connected w/ a program similar to Social Security in the U.S. This is the smaller of two similar stamps. 
 
  60y         1991?    Stylized Freshwater Turt.               Inland letter sheet w/ imprinted 60y stamp. Stylized turtle in pastel colors in lower right corner has a flower in its mouth and stylized filamentous algae flowing from the rear of its carapace. Cancellation date on one such sheet is "9.6.20". It is unknown how this date relates to the Gregorian calendar.
 
  

Unknown turtle   Postal stationery with drawing of a turtle near bottom
 
  

20y  Postal stationery with stylized turtle image on both stamp and postmark
 
  

40y Postal stationery with cartoon turtle near bottom