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SC  853


 10c         03 Sep 93             Psammobates geometricus           
 
 
SC  854  b
 Various                24 Aug 94            Psammobates geometricus           Scott South Africa #853 included in a se-tenant strip-of-five format. Strip contains two tortoises, two lizards, and one hedgehog. Each stamp in strip inscribed "1993". Reissued April, 1995 (but still inscribed "1993").
 
 
SC  854  c
 Various                Oct 1994              Psammobates geometricus           Strip of five like Scott South Africa 854b, except vert. perfs are 14.5.
 
 

SC  867  C

10c         1996-98               Geometric Tortoise          Single stamp w/ tortoise like stamp on Scott South Africa 867p.
 
 
SC  867  Hp
 Various                01 Aug 96            Psammobates geometricus           This strip is five se-tenant stamps plus a label. Stamps in this strip are inscribed "1993" but the Readers Digest label (in either green or orange) is inscribed "1996-11-11". Inscription on tortoise stamp is "Geometric Tortoise" rather than "Psammobates geometricus" which is inscribed on Scott South Africa 849, 853, 854b and 854c.
 

SC  1022

10c         16 Jan 98             Psammobates geometricus           Similar to numerous other South Africa stamps depicting Psammobates geometricus, but having syncopated (interrupted) perfs.
   Various                1998      Psammobates geometricus           Strip of eleven stamps, one of which depicts a tortoise. Inscribed "Geometric Tortoise 1998". Unlike a number of almost identical stamps, the denomination on this one is printed in red.
 
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 10c        Unknown date             Psammobates geometricus    Same as SC 1022, with Suid Afrika opd.
  SC  1145  ***        04 Oct 99             Caretta caretta                 Single stamp w/ turtle like stamp on Scott South Africa 1149a. *** Stamp inscribed "Standard Postage" but no value is shown. At the time of issue, standard postage was R1.20.
 
 

SC  1149  a
 ***        04 Oct 99             Caretta caretta                 Sheetlet of ten stamps w/ turtle on one. Sheet inscribed "Migratory Species of Southern Africa". Also available as a booklet containing two #1149a, plus two postal cards bound into the booklet. Booklet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned. *** Each stamp inscribed "Standard Postage" but no value is shown. At time of issue, standard postage was R1.20. Sheet inscribed "1999 08 26" but actual issue date was 4 Oct 99.
 


 SC  1275


 1.40r      02 Nov 01            Caretta caretta                 Se-tenant sheet of ten 1.40r stamps forming a unified undersea scene. Turtle on one stamp only.
  SC  1275  b  1.40r      02 Nov 01            Caretta caretta                 Single stamp w/ turtle Scott South Africa #1275.
 
 

SC  1338

 ***        09 Aug 04            Stylized Turtle     S/S of ten stamps showing different types of volunteers at work. Various figures in margin including a turtle in the extreme upper right corner. Sheet inscribed "The Gift From Volunteers". *** Each stamp inscribed "Standard Postage"but no value is shown. At time of issue, standard postage was 1.70r. No turtles on stamps - in sheet margin only.
 
 

SC  1348


 B5          01 Jul 05              Stylized Turtle     Sheetlet of ten stamps all denominated B5 and depicting scenes from South African Legends. Turtle on one stamp only. Sheet inscribed "The Lure of South African Lore and Legends".
  
SC  1348  c
 B5          01 Jul 05              Stylized Turtle     A serval (a wild, spotted cat) at bottom of stamp walking left. Dorsal view of turtle in upper right corner. Represents a legend of the Setswana people titled "How Serval Got His Spots". Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott South Africa #1348.
 
  See Comm           2004      Unidentified Tortoise      Postal Stationery (Airmail Postal Card). Card design has tortoise, Cobra, Frog, Scorpion, etc. on map background. Stamp imprinted "Airmail Postal Rate" but no monetary value is shown. Card commemorates Table Mountain and its flora and fauna.
   See Comm           2004      Unidentified Tortoise      Postal Stationery (Airmail Postal Card). Card design has tortoise, butterfly, deer, lizard, etc. on background of picture of mountain w/ castle-like building on top. Stamp imprinted "Airmail Postal Rate" but no monetary value is shown. Card commemorates Table Mountain and its flora and fauna.
 
  See Comm           2004      Unidentified Tortoise      Postal Stationery (Airmail Postal Card). Card design has partially hidden tortoise, fighting zebra stallions, foxes, etc. on a mostly white background. Stamp imprinted "Airmail Postal Rate" but no monetary value is shown. Card commemorates Table Mountain and its flora and fauna.
 
       2004      Unidentified Tortoise      Airmail Postal Card.  Card design has various animals on what appears to be a map. Stamp imprinted "Airmail Postal Rate" but no monetary value is shown. Card commemorates Table Mountain and its flora and fauna.