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Cyprus Stamps - The Cricket and the Ant. 3rd October 2012 PRE-ORDER NOW.(September 16, 2012)
NEW Cyprus stamp issue - available to pre-order.
Cyprus stamps "The Cricket and the Ant" (Aesop's Fables) the Children's Stamp - 3 October 2012 Issue
Will consist of 5 x self-adhesive stamps in booklet form.
All indications are that like last year, there will be no official First Day Covers released for this issue.
Available soon to pre-order!
In a big forest, one summer, there lived a cricket and an ant. All the cricket ever did was eat and sing all day.
A little further on from the cricket's tree, the ant would come out from his nest searching for seeds. He would pile them onto his back and transfer them to his nest, where he would store them for the winter that was soon to come.
The summer days passed and the weather started getting colder. The ant, with a plentiful supply to last him until spring, went into his nest and closed the door, so that the cold would not get into his home.
The cricket, cold and hungry, did not have anywhere to go, nor did he have the strength to search for food since he was shivering from the cold. He went and knocked on the ant's door:
- Kind neighbour, please, give me something to eat because all my leaves have gone dry and there is no food anywhere.
- Tell me cricket, what were you doing all summer long?
- Oh! Well I didn't have time to collect food, I was so happy, I sang all day!
- Well! Since you spend your summer singing, the time has come for you to dance, said the ant and shut the door, leaving him outside.
The moral of the story is: "Always prepare for the future, especially when you know the needs that may arise".
Text: Aesop's Fables
Source: Stamps and Philatelic Service, Cyprus Post
Design-Artwork: Ioanna Kalli, Nicosia
Size of adhesive stamp booklet: 9 x 22 cm
Printing method: Litho-offset on adhesive paper
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A. Greece