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     This two stamp set was issued by Syria in 1968 to call attention to the completion of the oil pipeline to Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Both stamps show the same design.

SCN 507-508


     In 1967 Iran issued a stamp marking the nationalization of the Iranian Oil Company. It shows a map of Iran, a portrait of the Shah, the oil company emblem and the pipeline from Azerbaijan through Iran to Abadan on the Persian Gulf.

SCN 1432


     The stamp shows the 1000 mile Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan pipeline from the Caspian Sea oil fields across Azerbaijan through Georgia and Turkey to the Mediterranian. The pipeline is projected for completion in 2005 and will cost $2.95 billion. When it is finished it will pump up to 1 million barrels of crude oil a day.

SCN 749