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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 9 July 2019
Cyprus Stamps "Euromed 2019 – Mediterranean Costumes"  
and
Cyprus Stamps 2019 "Cyprus Athletic Associations"

North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 20 June 2019
North Cyprus Stamps 2019 EUROPA "National Birds"
and on 31 May 2019
North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 "April 23rd and Ataturk Childrens Day"

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 9 July 2019
Cyprus Stamps "Euromed 2019 – Mediterranean Costumes"

For a sixth consecutive year, member states of the Postal Union for the Mediterranean “Euromed Postal”, issue a stamp with a common theme. The theme for this year is “Traditional Costumes”.
The Cyprus stamp depicts two traditional costumes, one for women and one for men.
Cypriot costumes are of a conservative nature, but various and graceful. Each region in Cyprus had its own distinct every-day costume, with its unique characteristics in colour, fabric and decoration.
The main variations of the woman’s costume is the urban, the “Karpasiitiki” (named after the region of Karpasia, in the northeast of the island), the “Pafitiki” (named after the city of Pafos, in the west of the island) and the “orini” which was worn on the mountainous areas of Cyprus.
The basic part of the man’s costume is the multi-pleated “vraka”. Along with “vraka”, a dark, cotton, striped shirt was worn for everyday use and a silk one was worn to Sunday church service.

Available as a single stamp, full sheets of 8 stamps and on Official First Day Cover.

Sample Stamp Image below.
Cyprus Stamps Euromed 2019 - Costumes of the Mediterranean single stamp

Cyprus Stamps 2019 "Cyprus Athletic Associations"

By the end of the 19th century the first athletic associations were established in Cyprus for the promotion of classical sports and gymnastics.

There are six active athletic associations in Cyprus:
“OLYMPIA” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (GSO)
 “Olympia” Athletic Association (GSO) was established in 1892. It is the oldest association in Cyprus, the second oldest athletic association in Greece and a founding member of “SEGAS”.
It is the first association that introduced female sports in Cyprus. GSO organized the First Pancyprian Games in 1896 and the First Panhellenic Games in Cyprus in 1925. GSO athletes represented Cyprus in the 1896 Olympic Games.

“PANCYPRIA” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (GSP)
“Pancypria” Athletic Association (GSP) was established in 1894 in Lefkosia upon the initiative of advocate Theofanis Theodotou and doctors Antonios Theodotou and Aristodemos Finiefs.
In 1902, GSP had its own stadium, which was renamed in 1934 to “GSP Stadium of Evgenia and Antonios Theodotou” after its great benefactors.
Following an agreement with the Cyprus government, the old GSP stadium was traded for a new, modern stadium which opened its doors in 1999.
GSP athletes honour Cyprus in international sports games.

“ZENON” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (GSZ)
“Zenon” Athletic Association (GSZ) was established in 1896 under the name “The Stadium”. It was later renamed to “Zenon” Athletic Association.
In 1929, the association had its own stadium “GSZ” with significant contributions from the Holy Monastery of Kykkos and the late D. N. Demetriou.
In 1989, the Association was transferred to the new sports facilities of the “New GSZ Stadium”.

“KORIVOS” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
“Korivos” Athletic Association was established on 28th  November 1898 following the initiative of Tilemachos Kallonas.
Mr Kallonas, who was a scholar, named the association after Coroebus of Elis, the first winner in the running event in the Ancient Olympic Games. “Korivos” Athletic Association is established in Pafos, at the “Pafiako” stadium, which has now been renamed to “Stelios Kyriakides” Stadium.

“EVAGORAS” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (GSE) OF AMMOCHOSTOS
The first Athletic Association in Ammochostos was established on 23rd  February 1903, at a gathering of sports fans in the city, which was named “EVAGORAS Sports Club” after the first king of Salamis, Evagoras I. In 1919 it was renamed to “EVAGORAS – GSE Famagusta” and in 1923 it had its own stadium called “GSE”.

From the day it was founded to this day, GSE has birthed great athletes with international success, who have honoured their association and our country.
Even though Ammochostos is now occupied by the Turkish troops, GSE carries out its activities in the free areas with great success, awaiting to return to its original and natural home.

“PRAXANDROS” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
“Praxandros” Athletic Association was established in 1919 in Kyrenia with the initiative of Archbishop Makarios III, then Bishop. It is the sixth athletic association of Cyprus, with a strong presence in the sports arenas of the island.
Its home was the “Demetriadion Stadium” which was occupied by the Turkish troops during the 1st phase of the Turkish invasion in 1974. Since then, the association has been carrying out its activities in the free areas trying to remain in existence until it can return home.

Comprising of a set of 6 individual stamps of the same value and on 2 separate Official First Day Covers.

Sample Stamp Image below.
Cyprus Stamps 2019 - Cyprus Athletic Associations

 

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North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 20 June 2019
North Cyprus Stamps 2019 EUROPA "National Birds"

This issue consists of 2 stamps as a se-tenent, a Souvenir Sheet of 8 stamps and on an Official First Day Cover, featuring the Western Barn Owl and Bonelli's Eagle.

Western Barn Owl:
The species has long wings and legs. They can live in almost any kind of habitat.
They nest in the cavities in trees. They hunt their prey easily by means of their silent flight. They have a unique white face colour. The body size of females and males are approximately the same, females have more spots. They feed their offspring with mice. It is one of the most common species of owls.

Bonelli's Eagle:
They are the only eagle species that breed in Cyprus because they generally don't migrate and prefer to live in one place. Females of this species are larger and darker than the males. They have long wings. They live in forested and mosly Beşparmak Mountains facing flat terrain. They build their nests in rocky areas or in trees. They feed on birds, mice and hares.

Sample Stamp Image below.
North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 EUROPA National Birds - MINT     North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 EUROPA National Birds - Official FDC   North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 EUROPA National Birds - Souvenir Sheet

and on 31 May 2019
North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019  "April 23rd and Ataturk Childrens Day"


On 23 April 1920, during the War of Independence, the Grand National Assembly met in Ankara to befin to lay the foundations of the new Turkish state and April 23 was proclaimed the national day in 1921. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dedicated April 23 to the children of Turkey to emphasize that children are the future of the nation. Since 1929 it has also become children's day. In 1979, UNICEF recognised this important national day as an international event.
A painting contest themed "April 23 and Ataturk" and participated by the 5. grade students of the primary schools was organised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, in order to increase children's interest on this important day. Paintings that were ranked as the first, the second and the third by the jury were used as postage stamps designs; and the painting which received honourable mention was used as the first day cover design.

Contest Results - Stamps:
1. Azibiye YAMAN
2. Arzum OZBOLTASLI
3. Parmis KAMACI
Mansiyon: Sena Safak (FDC)

North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 April 23rd and Ataturk Childrens Day - vignette North Cyprus Stamps SG 2019 April 23rd and Ataturk Childrens Day - Official

 

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