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Cyprus Stamps 08 July 2016
"EUROMED 2016 - Fish of the Mediterranean" and "Old Fountains of Cyprus"

f) “Ancient Fountains of Cyprus” comprising of two stamps - See more at: http://www.cyprusstamps.com/cyprusstampscalendar.html#sthash.krJwUs6E.dpuf

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 Cyprus Stamps 08 July 2016
"EUROMED 2016 - Fish of the Mediterranean" and "Old Fountains of Cyprus"

"EUROMED 2016 - Fish of the Mediterranean"

For the third year running member states of the Postal Union the Mediterranean "Euromed" are issuing a single stamp. This year's common theme is "Fish of the Mediterranean".

The Mediterranean Sea is home to more than 1700 species of fish and long before the Agricultural Revolution fishing villages might have appeared along the coastlines.

Archaeologists excavating 30,000 year old human sites have found only seashells from the Mediterranean but we can surmise that fish have been a staple diet of humans from times immemorial.

The single stamp depicts a montage of five species, namely: The Painted Comber, the Parrot Fish, the Peacock Wrasse, the Annular Sea Bream and the Snapper as symbols of the sea wealth.

This set of stamps will be released on sheets of 8 stamps (2 sheets in all) and official First Day Cover.

Technical Information
Design - Artwork: Maximos Christou, Limassol
Text: Cyprus Post
Size of stamps: 40x30 mm in sheets of 8 stamps
Sheet layout: Sheets of 8 stamps
Printing method: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Veridos Matsoukis S.A. Greece

Sample Images below as taken from the post office issue leaflet.

Cyprus Stamps - Euromed 2016

"Old Fountains of Cyprus"

In previous decades, Cyprus, apart from mineral wealth, possessed many natural springs producing water of the highest quality. Hundreds of natural springs and fountains all over the island provided water for villagers and their orchards for centuries.

Nearly every village had its own stone-built fountain.
Every household obtained its water supply from the fountain and this was mainly collected either by the women of the village, who were responsible for the household, or by young children.

But the fountain had a wider role. It was a forum for discussion and communication between young girls and it was also a meeting place to exchange amorous glances with their beaux.

The two stamps depict the Fount of the Pegia Women (I Vrisi ton Pegiotisson), the €0,41c stamp and the Panayia Fount in Paphos, the €0,34c stamp.

This set of stamps will be released on sheets of 8 stamps (2 sheets in all) and official First Day Cover.

Technical Information
Design - Artwork: Nikos Ierodiaconou, Nicosia
Text: Cyprus Post
Size of stamps: 40x30 mm in sheets of 8 stamps
Sheet layout: Sheets of 8 stamps
Printing method: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Veridos Matsoukis S.A. Greece

Cyprus Stamps - Fountains of Cyprus

e) “Common issue with countries of Euromed  (Euromed Postal)” “Fish of the Mediterranean” comprising  one stamp.

f) “Ancient Fountains of Cyprus” comprising of two stamps - See more at: http://www.cyprusstamps.com/cyprusstampscalendar.html#sthash.krJwUs6E.dpuf

 Above images are sample images only as taken from the post office issue leaflet.

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