Cyprus Stamps News

November 2014: NEW Children's Stamps and Christmas 2014 Issues News

(November 04, 2014)

The next Cyprus stamps NEW issues due for release on Monday 24 November will be available to pre-order in advance by the weekend of 8th and 9th November.

Commemorative Issue - The Prince of Venice
Our new children's stamp is "The Prince of Venice", moving from "Spanos and the Forty Dragons" in that the theme is also a folk story illustrated, once again, by Hambis Tsangaris, the engraver from Kontea village.

The Cyprus Post, taking artistic inspiration from folklore and remaining true to the style of the artist, is trying for a second time to give children a taste of the magic of a fairytale that goes to the very roots of tradition and is imbued with timeless forms, values and feelings that speak across the ages.

Commemorative Issue - Christmas 2014
This year's series, devoted to Christmas, features three icons that were repatriated in November 2013 from Munich in Germany, after lengthy legal battles. Another 169 ecclesiastical treasures were also returned. All these relics are on exhibition at present at the Byzantine Museum of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation.

For more details and sample images for both of the above stamp issues can be found on the  Calendar page of Cyprus Stamps website.

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