Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Turkey


Official Name: Republic of Turkey
National Name: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti
Alternate Name: Türkiye
Monetary Units: 1 Turkish pound = 1 Turkish lira = 100 kurush. On June 14, 1996, the Turkish pound was eliminated, leaving 1 Turkish lira = 100 kurush
Location: Southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria.
Mineral Resources: Antimony, coal, chromium, mercury, copper, borate minerals, sulfur, iron ore.



Turkey Scott 2115 Turkey Scott 2116
Colemanite
Turkey
Scott 2115
5 lira
Chromite
Turkey
Scott 2116
7-1/2 lira
 
Turkey Scott 2117 Turkey Scott 2118
Stibnite
Turkey
Scott 2117
10 lira
Sulfur
Turkey
Scott 2118
15 lira

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 17 Sep 1979.
All stamps show natural, unpolished specimens.



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