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New Stamp Issues - In this category you will find only the most recent Cyprus stamps issues as released by the Cyprus Postal Office and North Cyprus (TRNC Turkish Cyprus stamps) issuing office. It currently contains:

CYPRUS STAMPS - 16 September 2022   

The Twelve Olympian Gods
and
100 Years since the Catastrophe of Asia Minor

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NORTH CYPRUS STAMPS 2022 EUROPA: 9 MAY 2022
AVRUOA "Hikayeler ve Mitler"  2022 EUROPA
"Stories and Myths" 


f) “Ancient Fountains of Cyprus” comprising of two stamps - See more at: http://www.cyprusstamps.com/cyprusstampscalendar.html#sthash.krJwUs6E.dpuf

 

Cyprus Stamps issues programme for the year 2022.

You can find details of the current Cyprus Stamps planned release programme by the Cyprus Post Office and north Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) stamp issues here on this Calendar page link.

Below are the details of the most recent stamp issues.

***Latest Stamp Issue Details***

 

CYPRUS STAMPS - 16 September 2022   

The Twelve Olympian Gods
and
100 Years since the Catastrophe of Asia Minor

  

A set of 12 stamps - The Twelve Olympian Gods are the major gods of Greek Mythology, who lived at the peak of Mount Olympus. The Olympian Gods had risen to power after defeating the Titans at the War of the Titans.
Full sheets of 12 stamps and on 4 Post Office Official FDC containing 3 stamps per cover.

Sample Image:
Cyprus Stamps 2022 - The 12 Gods of Olympus - sample image
 

Design - Artwork: Xenia Christodoulou, Lemesos
Text: Cyprus Post
Printing: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Baltic Banknote High Security Printing

 


100 Years since the Catastrophe of Asia Minor

Also, a single stamp issue available on a Mini-Sheet and on Post Office Official FDC.

The Asia Minor Catastrophe is considered the greatest calamity of Hellenism throughout time. With the Treaty of Lausanne and the mandatory exchange of populations, Hellenism has disappeared following two thousand years of presence in Asia Minor. In September 1922, Smyrna, the capital of Ionia, was set on fire. Its Greek and Armenian population was massacred by the Kemalist army. Asia Minor refugees also came to Cyprus disseminating their high living and spiritual standard to their new homeland. Some of them will become refugees for the second time in 1974 due to the Turkish invasion.

Design - Artwork: George Papaioannou, Lefkosia
Text: Dr. Christodoulos Hatzichristodoulou
Printing: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Baltic Banknote High Security Printing

Sample Image:
Cyprus Stamps 2022 - 100 Years Catastrophe of Asia Minor - sample image

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NORTH CYPRUS STAMPS 2022 EUROPA "Stories and Myths: 9 MAY 2022
AVRUOA "Hikayeler ve Mitler"  2022 EUROPA

AVRUOA "Hikayeler ve Mitler"  - EUROPA 2022 "Stories and Myths"


KARAKIZ
In the early days of the Ottoman Empire, shepherds used to wander only during the day on the rock to the easy of Kyrenia. No one would dare to go there at night, believing that this area is unlucky and a gathering place for jinnat night.

A shepherd herding cattle here had a very beautiful daughter known as Karakiz. Karakiz's favourite thing was to bathe in this bay. Young shepherds who visited in that region fell in love with her because of her beauty.

A rich shepherd's son liked her and had has parents ask her father to give his daghter as a bride. Since Karakiz liked him, the wedding preparations started.

On the day of her wedding, Karakiz got bored with the heat and the wedding dress she wore as well as the veil no her head, so she went down to the bay to take a bath and relax.
After she took off her wedding dress on the shore, she went into the sea in her veil.

Legend has it that there was an eye (whirlpool) at the bottom of the big rock in the bay that opened at certain times and closed after swallowing everything there.
Just when Karakiz entered the sea, that eye opened and swallowed here; her body was never found. Only her veil was found near the shore, and it was given to the groom as a souvenir.

From that day on, the rocky area there was called "Karakiz's Lair", while the bay to the west of this area was named "Karakiz Bay".

PYGMALION and GALATHA
The ancient city of Carpasia was a harbour town located on the coast 4km west of today's Dipkarpaz village. It was established as a city-state during Pagan times, before Christianity. Today, it is possible to see the fortification walls and columns of the palace in the clear waters of the sea.

The legendary king Pygmalion who founded this city, had an artistic character. He decorated his palace with his own carved marble sculptures. He wasn't satisfied with the women around him, but was waiting for his ideal; his queen.

One day, he began to carve a beautiful woman, sculpted from snow-white marble. Day by day, Pygmalion fell in love with his own carved sculpture. Each day, his love grew deeper.
Aphrodite, the goddess of love, took pity on Pygmalion and wanted to end his sorrow.

One day, when the king hugged the sculpture, he realised that it had come to life; that his creation had colour in its cheeks, and was looking at him lovingly.
He gave the fair-skinned woman the name "Galatea", which means "as white as milk".
He married her and they had a son named Paphos.

Years passed and the King said to his son: Dear son, I have established my kingdom at the very easternmost point of the island. Go to the west and found your own kingdom.

It is believed that the city of Paphos or Baf, was founded by and named after Paphos, the son of King Pygmalion.

Comprising of a set of 2 stamps with different face values.
Available as MINT sets, USED/CTO sets and sets of 2 full sheets containing 8 stamps per sheet and Post Office Official First Day Cover.
 

Image from Cyprus Stamps website:
North Cyprus Stamps SG 2022 EUROPA Stories and Myths. Issue Date 9 May 2022

Name of artist: Görel Korol Sönmezer
Digitally printed on watermarked paper in the State Printing Office in Lefkoşa (Turkish Nicosia)
 

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