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New Stamp Issues - In this category you will find only the most recent stamp issue as released by the Cyprus Postal Office and North Cyprus stamps issuing office.

Republic of Cyprus Stamps 24 April 2019
"100 Years from the birth of former President Glafkos Clerides"
Republic of Cyprus Stamps 2 May 2019
"Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 EUROPA National Birds"
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North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 15 April 2019
"40th Year of the Cyprus Turkish Philatelic Association"

and
"National Stamp Exhibition"

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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Republic of Cyprus Stamps 24 April 2019
"100 Years from the birth of former President Glafkos Clerides"

Glafkos Clerides was the 4th President of the Republic of Cyprus. During his ten-year term of office (1993 – 2003) Cyprus achieved the completion of the accession negotiations with the EU, the harmonisation with the Acquis Communautaire and a great deal of reforms and significant projects.

Glafkos Clerides was born 100 years ago, on 24 April 1919. In 1936 he was expelled from the Pangyprion Gymnasium for being strongly in favour of Demotic Greek. He left school and continued his secondary education in London and then he studied law.

During World War II he voluntarily served in the British Royal Air Force. In 1942 his plane was shot down by the Nazi and he remained a prisoner of war for 3 years.

When he came back to Cyprus he practiced law and participated in the EOKA struggle for the liberation of the island.

Clerides participated in the 1959 London Conference on Cyprus and during the transitional period 1959–1960, he served as Minister of Justice. In the first Presidential Elections, he backed Archbishop Makarios III even though the other candidate was his father, Ioannis Clerides.

In 1960, he was elected to the House of Representatives and later on he was elected President of the House of Representatives up to July 1976. From 1968 to April 1976 he was the representative of the Greek Cypriot community in the intercommunal talks.

During the critical period after the Turkish invasion, he became acting President of the Republic until the return of Archbishop Makarios. For his work he received a commendation from the then President of the House of Representatives.

In 1976 he founded the Democratic Rally (Demokratikos Synagermos) and he was being elected MP since 1981. In 1993 he was elected President of the Republic.

Glafkos Clerides passed away on 15 November 2013 at the age of 94.

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Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 100 Years from the birth of former President Glafkos

Republic of Cyprus Stamps 2 May 2019
"Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 EUROPA National Birds"

 

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

The griffon vulture is the largest raptor in Cyprus and the most threatened species. The population has reached alarming levels and successful matings are very few. In the past the population of the species in Cyprus was at a very healthy level and it was relatively common, however in the last decades the species is at risk of extinction. The vulture breeds on crags or mountains and prefers open spaces soaring over them looking for food (dead animals). It plays the role of a “cleaner” since it helps nature stay healthy and clean and prevents the spreading of diseases.

Bonelli’s eagle (Aquila fasciata)

The Bonelli’s eagle is the only specie of eagle in Cyprus. It breeds on crags and in isolated areas away from people. In Cyprus it also makes its nest on large pine trees.
It feeds on medium-sized animals and birds, such as hares, partridges, pica picas, even ducks. Usually it flies alone but sometimes we can see them fly in couples doing circles up in the sky. It lives permanently in Cyprus so we can see it all year round. It breeds in the Pafos Forest, as well as in Pentadaktylos, Akamas, Pentaschoino, in Diarizou Valley and in Ag. Sozomenos. In Cyprus there are approximately 40 – 50 couples.

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Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 EUROPA National Birds

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North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 15 April 2019

"40th Year of the Cyprus Turkish Philatelic Association"

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40th Year of the Turkish Cyprus Philatelic Association

"National Stamp Exhibition"
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TRNC National Stamp Exhibition


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