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Cyprus Stamps 5 May 2015
EUROPA 2015 "Old Toys"

Cyprus Stamps 5 May 2015 issue details

Cyprus EUROPA 2015 "Old Toys"
The theme for this year's "EUROPA" series is "Old Toys", chosen by the European Public Postal Operators (PostEurop) and common to all country-members of the Organisation.

By Old Toys we mean the variety of playthings that were such an important part of the lives of children in days gone by, giving them not only great pleasure but at the same time contributing to their social development and encouraging habits that would be useful in the future.

The €0,34c stamp depicts children playing with a top (svoura), a spinning, pointed toy of wood or metal, either in a single colour or, more often, multi-coloured, thrown by hand or with the aid of string or rope to whirl on the ground.

The €0,64c stamp depicts young children playing with marbles (volous) (known in the Cyprus dialect as "pirilia"). Marbles were small, round objects, single or multi-coloured, made of glass or other materials. They were used to play a variety of games.
Comprising of two stamps.

Below are the sample images taken from the post office issue leaflet.

2015 EUROPA Old Toys set of 2 Cyprus stamps

 

EUROPA stamps 2015 Cyprus cancel mark

2015 EUROPA Old Toys Booklet Cyprus Stamps

2015 EUROPA Old Toys Official FDC Cyprus Stamps 

The 2015 EUROPA stamps will be released on sheets of 8 stamps. official First Day Cover and Booklet.

Technical Information
Design - Artwork: Costas Panayi, Mitsero

Text: Pashalis Eliopoulos
Size of stamps: 27 x 40 mm
Sheet layout: Sheets of 8 stamps
Printing method: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A., Greece

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