Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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50wn     10 Apr 48             Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy. Issue date from FDC.
 


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 500wn   1949      Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.
 


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 500wn   1952      Stone Turtle Tombstone                This exists as an individual stamp and on a presentation sheet.
 
  

500wn   1952      Stone Turtle Tombstone. Presentation sheet containing one Scott Korea #185.
 
 

SC  189  A

500wn   1953      Stone Turtle Tombstone                All copies of Scott #189A were affixed to postal cards before sale.
 


 SC  191


 2h           05 Apr 53             Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


 SC  192


 5h           05 Apr 53             Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


 SC  196


 5h           Apr 1954              Stone Turtle Tombstone
 
 

SC  203  B


 2h           1956      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


 SC  203  C


 5h           1956      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


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20h        11 Nov 55            Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.
   20h        11 Nov 55            Tortoise Ship      Presentation sheet containing one Scott Korea #225. NOTE: It is assumed that the date of this sheet is the same as Scott Korea #225.
 


 SC  248


 2h           1957      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 
 

SC  248  A


 5h           1957      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


 SC  250


 4h           1957      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 
 

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4h           1957      Stone Turtle Tombstone                This is a mini-sheet of one stamp. Delisted by Scott in 1996. Now called a presentation sheet.
 


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5h           1957      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


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 4h           1957 - 59             Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


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 5h           1958      Stone Turtle Tombstone
 


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 2w          14 Aug 62            Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.
 


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 4w          14 Aug 62            Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.
 


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 7w          28 Apr 69             Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.
 
 

 
5w          01 Nov 69            Cartoon Tortoise              Tortoise in margin of mini s/s of one stamp - SC 668.
m/s not listed by Scott.
 


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 7w          01 Nov 69            Cartoon Sea Turtle           Scene from fable: "The Hare's Liver".
 
 


7w          05 May 70            Cartoon Sea Turtle           Mini s/s of one stamp w/ turtle on stamp and in margin
- m/s not listed by Scott.
 



 10w       05 May 70           Cartoon Turtle                  Tortoise in margin of mini s/s of one stamp.
- SC 670.
m/s not listed by Scott.
 


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 20w       01 Nov 69            Cartoon Sea Turtle           Scene from fable: "The Hare's Liver".
 
 


 20w       05 May 70            Cartoon Sea Turtle           mini s/s sheet of one stamp w/ turtle on stamp and in margin of sheet.
- m/s not listed by Scott.
 
  

Various     
05 May 70            Cartoon Sea Turtle           mini s/s sheet of two stamps w/ turtle on 20w stamp and in margin of sheet.
- m/s not listed by Scott.
 

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 30w       20 Feb 80             Tortoise-dragon kettle
 
 SC  1212  30w       10 Nov 80            Stylized Turtle     Strip of 4 different 30w stamps, each depicting a symbol of longevity. Turtle on one stamp only.
  SC  1212  a  30w       10 Nov 80            Stylized Turtle     The single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott South Korea #1212.
 


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 200wn   19 Dec 94            Chelonia mydas. 
 

SC  1791
 
440        16 Aug 94            Stylized Turtle     s/s of seven stamps (three horizontal & four vertical) issued for PHILAKOREA 94. Turtle is on one stamp only.
  SC  1791  e  440        16 Aug 94            Stylized Turtle                    Single stamp from Scott Korea 1791. Turtle is swimming in a river.
 


 SC  1817

130 won              25 Sep 95             Song About a Turtle         Represents a legendary song inserted into the mythological story of the advent of King Kimsuro, founder of the Karak Kingdom. Commemorates the Kuji-ga Song (The Turtle's Back), which was first sung about 42 AD while praying to Kimsuro. It later took on the role of a work song.
 
 
SC  1817  a

130 won              25 Sep 95             Song About a Turtle         S/S containing two Scott South Korea #1817. Upper selvedge inscribed "Literature Series (1st)".
   130 won              25 Sep 95             Song About a Turtle         Booklet containing six Scott South Korea #1817. Footnoted by Scott.
 

SC  1865

150w     05 Mar 96            Chinemys reevesii             One individual swimming underwater. Stamp is inscribed "Geoclemys reevesii".
 
 
SC  1865  a
 
150w     05 Mar 96            Chinemys reevesii             s/s containing two Scott Korea #1865, plus a large line drawing of a turtle in the margin of the sheet. Stamps are inscribed Geoclemys reevesii".
 
  

150w     05 Mar 96            Chinemys reevesii             Booklet containing ten Scott Korea #1865. Picture of stamp on front cover and drawing of turtle on back cover. Footnoted by Scott, but no separate number assigned.
 
 

SC  1898


 150w     10 Apr 97             Mythological Turtles        Folk Painting: "Auspicious Turtles". Issued for 97th Inter-Parliamentary Conf.
    150w     10 Apr 97             Mythological Turtles        Booklet containing ten Scott Korea #1898. Picture of stamp on front cover. Footnoted by Scoot but no separate number assigned to booklet by Scott.
 


 SC  1973
 
170 won              01 May 00           Tortoise Ship      S/S w/ five stamps and one label. Tortoise ship on one stamp. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Millennium Series V" in English. Upper half of sheet contains three long paragraphs of writing in Korean. Large mask-like face in upper half of sheet.
  SC  1973  d  170 won              01 May 00           Tortoise Ship      Single stamp w/ tortoise ship from Scott Korea (South) #1973. Miniature model of ship in foreground, admiral in background.
 


 SC  1998


 400w     11 Apr 03             Ceramic(?) Turtle              Celadon pitcher with lid in the form of a dragon-turtle.
 

 SC  2038
 170w     16 Nov 00         Tortoiseshell Comb          Four se-tenant 170w stamps in horiz. strip, all depicting Ornaments worn by women. One stamp shows a tortoiseshell comb w/ inlaid design of gold and jade. From Ho-Am Art Museum.
  SC  2038  a  170w     16 Nov 00         Tortoiseshell Comb          Single stamp w/ tortoiseshell comb from Scott Korea #2038.
 
 

SC  2197  A

1,770w                01 Oct 11         Clay Image on Ancient Jar             Ancient clay jar w/ image of a chelonian on left side of jar near neck. The word "Korea" printed vertically in gold ink that is visible only when viewed at a certain angle. Many other figures on jar in addition to the chelonian.
 


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250w     19 Mar 07            Silhouette of Sea Turtle                 Sheetlet of two identical stamps w/ what appears to be a chromosome and a DNA molecule on each. Silhouettes of various animals, including a sea turtle, in background of stamps and in margin of sheet. Sheet inscribed "The Year of Biology 2007". Small, pale, shadowy silhouette of sea turtle in margin of sheet.
 


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250w     14 Sep 10             Generalized Turtles          S/S of four stamps telling the story of Jumong, founder of the Kingdom of Goguryeo. One stamp shows men on horseback crossing a body of water on a bridge made up of marine creatures, mostly turtles.
  
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 250w     14 Sep 10             Generalized Turtles          Individual stamp w/ turtles from sheet of four, telling the story of Jumong, founder of the Kingdom of Goguryeo. Stamp depicts men on horseback crossing a body of water on a bridge made up of marine creatures, mostly turtles.
 
 
SC 2355
250        15 Apr 11             Tortoise Ship      S/S w/ fourteen stamps (Seven each of two different designs). One design depicts a Korean tortoise ship and the other depicts a Portuguese sailing ship. Small tortoise ships in background of sheet. Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating the 50th Anniv. of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
  SC 2355a 250w     15 Apr 11             Tortoise Ship                     South Korean tortoise ship sailing left. Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating the 50th Anniv. of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
 
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300w  10 Nov 16   Turtle Seals  Strip of 4 stamps with seals from the Joseon dynasty. Also issued as S/s.
   100y      23 May 92           Tortoise Ship      Tortoise ship on cover of stamp booklet. Booklet contains four 100y stamps (Scott 1674). Footnoted by Scott.
 
  

500wn     Stone Turtle Tombstone          Postal stationery with imprinted SC 189A
 
  

500wn     Stone Turtle Tombstone          Postal stationery with affixed/imprinted SC 189A
 
  

25   Tortoise ship       Postal stationery with imprinted tortoise ship stamp