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Republic of Cyprus Stamps 17 September 2020
Cyprus Stamps "Personalities of Cyprus" - a set of 3 individual stamps featuring: Vassos Lyssaridis, Nearchos Kliridis and Stella Soulioti.
North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 10 September 2020
North Cyprus Stamps SG 2020 "Europa Ancient Postal Routes"

f) “Ancient Fountains of Cyprus” comprising of two stamps - See more at:


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Republic of Cyprus Stamps 17 September 2020
Cyprus Stamps "Personalities of Cyprus"

Vassos Lyssaridis was born in Lefkara, on 13 May 1920.
He studied at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Athens and graduated with honors. He practiced general medicine and was President of the Medical Association (1967-1981). During his student years, he was Chairman of the Pan-student Committee of the Cyprus Struggle, Secretary of the Coordinating Committee of the Cypriot Associations and head of the local association of EAM Cyprus.
He took part in the national liberation struggle of EOKA (1955-1959) and voted against the Zurich - London agreements.
He led the resistance against EOKA B and against the coup of 15 July 1974.
He was continuously elected Member of Parliament from 1960 to 2006 and during the period 1985-1991 he served as President of the Cypriot Parliament.
In 1969, he founded the Socialist Party EDEK, of which he was President until July 2001.
He served as vice-president of AAPSO since 1961 and Secretary General of ICSA (International Committee in Solidarity with South Africa) which worked vigorously for the release of Nelson Mandela.
Being a politician, poet and painter, Vassos Lyssaridis left his mark on all aspects of the history and life of his country.
Cyprus Stamps Vassos Lyssaridis - Personalities of Cyprus 17 September 2020

Nearchos Clerides is among the prominent spiritual people of our country. A tireless worker of the spirit, he was born in 1892 in Agros and died in 1969 in Nicosia. He deserves special admiration, since he fought persistently and in adverse conditions, to realize his dream, to become a teacher. He developed a rich educational and social work, offering the maximum not only to his hometown, Agros, but also to Cyprus and Hellenism.
He is one of the most prolific Cypriot writers, dedicated his life to the spiritual rise of his homeland and contributed greatly to the dissemination and rescue of our popular culture, by collecting, studying and publishing folk songs, fairy tales, customs and legends. As a result of his hard work, he has published about 50 schoolbooks and 27 other independent works, and published hundreds of studies on most aspects of local history, geography, rural life, Cypriot monasticism, and local ecclesiastical tradition.
Cyprus Stamps Nearchos Clerides - Personalities of Cyprus 17 September 2020

Stella Soulioti was born in 1920 in Lemesos and passed away in 2012. Her parents, Sir Panagiotis Kakogiannis, a lawyer, and Angeliki Efthyvoulou, were very progressive people who gave her, as she herself had said, the most important and valuable thing in life, a good education.
She initially studied secretarial studies in London and worked in the colonial government as secretary and chief of staff at the Public Information Office.
In 1943 she enlisted in the Royal Air Force (RAF) from where she retired in 1946 as a captain. She continued her law studies in London where she met Dimitris Souliotis with whom she got married in 1949 and had a daughter named Alexia.
She returned to Cyprus in 1951 and practiced law until 1960. She was the first and only female lawyer in Cyprus at that time.
From 1960 onwards, she became part of the history of the Republic of Cyprus which she served from various positions, providing important services.
She was the first female minister, the only female Attorney General to date and the first Commissioner for Legislation.
She served for 43 years as president of the Cyprus Red Cross as well as chairperson and member of various organizations, associations and committees.
For her versatile and valuable contribution, she received many awards and prizes.
Cyprus Stamps Stella Soulioti - Personalities of Cyprus 17 September 2020

Available to purchase as a set of 3 stamps, set of 3 full sheets of stamps (8 stamps to a sheet) and on Official FDC.



North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 10 September 2020
North Cyprus Stamps 2020
"Europa Ancient Postal Routes"

This issue consists of 2 stamps.
Available in sheets of 8 stamps and on a single Post Office Official FDC.

A Turkish Post Office was established in 1871 at Lefkosa and then another at Larnaca (Tuzla) under the jurisdiction of the central office at Damascus.
The Ottoman had a contract for a diligence service with Monsieur M. Taillard to establish a postal service in order to connect the capital city with the seaport with mail steamers and to take the place of the existing uncomfortable eight hours' journey on muleback.
The vehicle was a heavy omnibus and needed six horses to pull it, as depicted on this stamp. There were two changes of horses between Nicosia and Larnaca. This service was running right up to the end of the Ottoman rule in 1878 and continued under the British.

Regular steamship lines were established during the Ottoman period in Cyprus.
The Austrian Lloyd was operating service between Trieste, Istanbul, Rhodes, Larnaca and Beirut. P&O steamer was running between Istanbul and Beirut, calling in at Larnaca.
Captain Bell's Asia Minor company which operated from Izmir, conveyed letters between various ports in the Levant including Larnaca.
A drawing of one of the steamers of this company is shown on the stamp.

The stamp design also bears the old manuscript cancellation with the word "KIBRIS" in Arabic script.

Graphic Design: Görel Korol Sönmezer

Sample Stamp Image below.
North Cyprus stamps 2020 - Ancient Travel Routes 1.25TL North Cyprus stamps 2020 - Ancient Travel Routes 12.50TL


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