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  1. TRNC North Cyprus Stamps - EUROPA 2022 "Stories and Myths"
    Issue Date: 9 May 2022

    AVRUOA "Hikayeler ve Mitler"  - EUROPA 2022 "Stories and Myths" the combined POSTEUROP theme for 2022.

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    The story behind this issue can be found below with an image of the 2 stamps in this set.....

  2. Below are the details of the most recent stamp issues.

    ***Latest Stamp Issue Details***

    Republic of Cyprus Stamps 23 March 2022

    Cyprus Stamps "Anniversaries and Events"
    comprising of 3 stamps.

     

    50 years since the creation of the Pancyprian Organization of Large Families

    The Pancyprian Organization of Large Families (P.O.P.) celebrates 50 years since its establishment (in 1971) and 50 years of operation.

    The role and mission of the P.O.P. is to provide support to large families by means of upgrading family policy, the protection and safeguarding of social rights, the fight against social exclusion, the development and prosperity for large families, the promotion of actions regarding employment, housing and education, tackling the problem of low birth rate, etc.

    P.O.P.’s vision has always been the recognition of the great contribution made by large families by the State, by the Church and by Society. This has become a reality and the contribution made by large families is now respected and appreciated.

    P.O.P.’s vision and goals never cease. Its work and action include highlighting the demographic problem, the struggle to raise and improve the standard of living and the benefits afforded to large families, as well as elevating the family institution.


    World Autism Awareness Day

    The World Autism Awareness Day was established in 2007 by the United Nations (UN) and is celebrated annually on April 2nd to raise awareness of the needs of persons with autism by contributing to their acceptance and integration into society.

    On this day, hundreds of buildings around the world light up in blue by participating in the "Light it up Blue" event.

    The blue of the sea, the blue of the sky, the blue that embraces the skills and talents of persons with autism, shedding light on the dark side of isolation and marginalization.


    60 Years since the creation of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    2022 is a particularly important year for the Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry, which this year celebrates 60 years of creative presence in the economic and business events of the town and district of Limassol.

    On the 4th of September 1962, two great institutions which already used to collaborate closely, the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Limassol Development Association, formally joined forces by creating the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since then, the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EVEL) is committed to serving the main objectives of the two pre-existing bodies, namely the provision of support to entrepreneurs at a multiple level, and the diversified promotion of the development needs of the town and district of Limassol.

    For this specific reason, EVEL has since played an important role in supporting its members in various manners, at a collective, sectorial and individual level, and acts a as a lever of awakening and exerting pressure in order to create the necessary projects that will strengthen Limassol's competitiveness and will upgrade the quality of life of its inhabitants.


    Image from Cyprus Stamps Website:

    Cyprus Stamps 2022 Anniversaries and Events set of 3 stamps



     

  3. ***Latest Stamp Issue Details***

    Republic of Cyprus Stamps 18 January 2022

    Cyprus Scops (Barn) Owl 

    and
    Cyprus Refugee Fund 2022 Tax stamp


    The Cyprus Scops Owl is a tiny owl, endemic to Cyprus. During the day, it can occasionally be seen sitting very still on the branches of trees, although it is more likely to be heard at night than seen in daylight. Its territorial two-note call, a characteristic sound of early spring in Cyprus, is what usually signifies its presence. This whistling call differs from that of the Eurasian Scops Owl, which is a one-note whistle. It nests in the hollows of trees such as conifers and olive trees, and has been found to nest regularly in nest boxes placed for larger owl species, such as the Barn Owl.


    Image from Cyprus Stamps Website:

    Cyprus Stamps 2022 - Cyprus Scops (Barn) Owl MINT

    In order to handle the massive problems caused by the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, with 200,000 Greek Cypriots displaced in their own country, the Government fo the Republic of Cyprus set up a "Special Refugee Fund".  To support the Fund and to reduce the financial impact of the refugee problem, Cyprus Post issued a special refugee stamp, which, under legislation must accompany every object to be posted.

    Image from Cyprus Stamps Website:

    Cyprus Stamps 2022 Refugee Fund Tax Stamp

    Find them in the NEW Stamp Issue shop category from our website

    Please note the message in the header logo at the very top of the website regarding Dispatch Dates for orders placed after 4 March 2022.

  4. What's happening at Cyprus Stamps?

    Blog - just read it.If you have been looking at our website over the past few days you may have noticed a few changes, particularly if you are a desktop or laptop user.

    We have removed the left hand side column as we're beginning to work our way to changing to a new template which will be more mobile friendly.

    In previous years, our mobile and tablet device users were much lower in numbers but our current stats now show us the balance between desktop/laptop users are almost equal.

    I've also removed a couple of pages and combined the Payment process and options, Dispatch information, Refunds and FAQs into one page.

    You should also keep a close eye on the Header Logo which appears at the top of every page of the website.

    We're not exactly certain when the full switch will take place, although anticipate it may be before the end of the first week in March 2022.

    But if you see a message in the website header logo next time you look, which refers to us being Out of Office soon, it means it's definitely happened!

    To see the current changes, please visit our website

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  5. North Cyprus Stamps (TRNC stamps) the most recent issue below which concludes the final stamp issues from North Cyprus.
    This means the North Cyprus 2021 Year Set is now available.

    North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 9 December 2021
     
    "Centenary of the Acceptance of the National Anthem" 
    and  "Anniversary of the opening of Maras to the public

     

    Centenary of the Acceptance of the National Anthem.
    Mehmet Akif's poem titled "Our Hero Army", immediately after its adoption as the National Anthem by the Turkish Parliament in Ankara on March 12 in 1921, was adopted by the Turkish Cypriots; the island press, despite being under British colonial rule, boldly printed the text of the National Anthem.
    The National Anthem was sung "whistling" on the streets by the Turkish Cypriots, even at the periods when the British colonial administration banned national symbols and anthems; the British ban was somehow pierced. Besides the Republic of Turkey, it is also sung as the national anthem of the TRNC.

    Anniversary of the opening of Maras to the public.
    One year has passed since Democracy Street and a part of the coast in Maras, which was one of the most famous holiday centers of the Mediterranean before 1974 and are within the borders of TRNC, have opened to visitors by the decision of the Councile of Ministers.

    The entry of visitors to Maras, which has been the subject of the agenda from time to time in the negotiations to find a solution to the Cyprus problem, started on October 8, 2020 after the arrangements made 46 years later.

    More than 300 thousand people visited the open part of Maras until today.

    Graphic Design by Gorel KOREL SONMEZER

    Image from Cyprus Stamps website:
    North Cyprus Stamps SG 2021 Anniversaries and Events - MINT

  6. North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 4 November 2021
    North Cyprus Stamps SG 2021 "Old Local Soft Drinks"

     

    The history of soda (aerated water) within the Turkish Cypriot society dates back to the World War II period. During this time, in the town of Lefka, Huseyn Kutrafali (Sener) started the production of soda in codd marble bottles, under his own name Hussein Koutrafali LEFKA. Right after, in the post war period, RUSTEM (Kemal Rustem) started to produce sodas in Nicosia, and BERBEROGLU (Mustafa Berberoglu) in Limassol. 

    Later, in the early 1950s, the production of soda brands, Tevfic Fikret's FIKRET in Lefka, Xero (Gemikonagi); Erdem Oskar's BAHAR in Limassol, Evdim; and Ramiz Manyera, Ali Eyup (Eyupoglu), Nebil Nami (pharmacist), and Erdogan Sinek partnerships TAKSIM in Famagusta have started. 

    In late 1950s and early 1960s, Mazhar Hasan (Kunter) and Ahmet Mumtaz's (Soyer) FERHA refreshing beverages in Limassol, Zehra Oguz's (Kanatli) ZEHRA OGUZ KASABA BAF soda in Paphos, Ramiz Manyera's BEL-KOLA in Nicosia, and Ali Eyup's SUPER KOLA in Famagusta have started production. Right after that, towards the mid 1960s  Mustafa Osman was also starting the production of MOL (Mustafa Osman Limassol), in Limassol. Ozgun Kutalmis's SENFA started production in Nicosia in the 1970s. 

    Turkish Cypriot local soda production, which remained a few brands in the 1980s, could not withstand the disapportionate power of global soda brands and came to an end by the 1990s, including the most experienced Ramiz Manyera's great hit BIXI COLA with its tin can for the first time. 

    Today, only SUPER KOLA founded by Ali Eyup (Eyupoglu) in Famagusta continues its production under the management of third generation family representatives.

    Graphic Design by Senih CAVUSOGLU

    Sample Images:
    Turkish Cyprus stamps Old Local Soft Drinks 1.50Turkish Cyprus stamps Old Local Soft Drinks 2.75

    Turkish Cyprus stamps Old Local Soft Drinks Sheet 1.50Turkish Cyprus stamps Old Local Soft Drinks Sheet 2.75

  7.  

    On 4 October 2021 North Cyprus Stamps issue was released as follows:

    "TRNCs First Domestic Automobile - Günsel B9"

    Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel's dream of producing the first domestic car of the TRNC, which started as his childhood dream, turned into the vision over time and embodied over the years with the experience, creativity and efforts of the Near East Enterprises, now stands before you as a "dream that comes true"

    For the first time in 2016, the concept model of GÜNSEL's first model, the 100% electric B9, was presented to consumers.
    Despite its small body, the mouflon, which likes to be at heights, has a nature-defying appearance with its crescent-shaped horns.
    The lines of GÜNSEL's B9, starting from the headlights and continuing to the cabin, reveal an upright stance like the horns of the mouflon. It has a road-defying stance with its strong shoulder lines on the side.
    In the next period, while the works for the prototype continued, investments were started for the Günsel Production Facilities established on the Near East University Campus.
    In November 2020, the first launch and test drives of GÜNSEL outside the TRNC took in Istanbul. B9 made a big impact in Turkey and the world with its appearance and performance.

    Graphic Design: Görel Korol Sönmezer

    Sample from the sheet of 8 stamps:
    TRNCs First Domestic Automobile - Günsel B9 sample

  8. ***Latest Stamp Issue Details***
    Republic of Cyprus Stamps 18 November 2021

    Christmas Cypriot Folk Art and the Nativity of Christ

    The image depicts the Nativity of Christ and additional episodes around it: the baby bath, Joseph's conversation with an old shepherd, the journey of the three Magi to the cave and the dance of the angels praising. The whole picture is characterized by a miniature mood in rendering every detail. The image of the Leventis Gallery, created during the period of Venetian rule (1489-1571), maintains an eclectic attitude towards the adoption of Western art.

    The two festive stamps show the rich folk art of our island. They reflect our history and the social and artistic development, customs and traditions of our country. The Cypriot Folk Art of embroidery and basket weaving is presented through the Christmas ornaments. The stamp of €0.34 shows the tsestos (a type of basket) and the stamp of €0.41, the Lefkaritika (embroidery art).

    All text and information as supplied by Cyprus Philatelic Dept.

    Image from Cyprus Stamps Website:

    Cyprus Stamps 2021 Christmas Cypriot Folk Art and the Nativity of Christ

  9. Republic of Cyprus Stamps 17 September 2021
    3 separate stamp issues:
    "Cats"
    "50 Years of Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC)" and
    "50 Years of Diplomatic Relations Cyprus and China"

     

    "Cats" a set of 4 stamps with different values.
     
    The cat (Felis Catus-Feline) is an animal that belongs to the Feline family. It is one of the most popular pets and perhaps the only domestic feline. It has lived in the human environment for at least 9,500 years. Can be trained to obey simple commands.

    The cat's hearing, sight and smell are very acute and in combination with agility and flexibility, they make it a diligent predator as it hunts over 1000 species of animals for food.

    There are approximately 30 - 40 recognized cat breeds. The cat gives birth to 3 - 8 kittens and usually lives from 14 to 20 years.

    Sample Image:
    Cyprus Stamps 2021 - Cats 34c sample imageCyprus Stamps 2021 - Cats 41c sample imageCyprus Stamps 2021 - Cats 50c sample imageCyprus Stamps 2021 - Cats 64c sample image

    Available to purchase as a set of 4 stamps, 4 full sheets of 8 stamps and on a Post Office Official FDC.

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    "50 Years of Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC)" a single stamp.

    The Cyprus Theatre Organization celebrates!

    This year marks the 50th anniversary (1971-2021) of uninterrupted presence and contribution of the State theatre to the cultural affairs of Cyprus. The Theatrical Organization of Cyprus is growing and preparing for the next 50 years, remaining faithful to its original mission, which is none other than the promotion of drama art in our country.

    Through the cooperation of THOC with the Cyprus Post, a simple and elegant stamp was created, combining the logo of the 50th anniversary and the poster of Agamemnon of Aeschylus, one of the two inaugural productions of the Organization. The stamp will travel throughout Cyprus and abroad, to convey the anniversary message of THOC.

    Sample Image:
    Cyprus Stamps 2021 - 50 Years of the Theatrical Organization of Cyprus (THO

    Available to purchase as a single stamp, a full sheet of 8 stamps and on one single Post Office Official FDC.

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    "50 Years of Diplomatic Relations Cyprus and China"

    2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the People's Republic of China. The two countries over the past 50 years have developed their relations at a political, economic and commercial level, achieving through mutual respect and support at international level to build a friendly and meaningful relation. The Republic of Cyprus, wishing to highlight this important milestone and to honor its relation with the People's Republic of China, has issued an anniversary stamp and a First Day Covers.

    The Republic of Cyprus is committed to further promote and strengthen its ties with its friendly country China, both bilaterally and multilaterally, and is convinced that these relations will develop further in the coming years.

    Sample Image:
    CYPRUS~1

    Available to purchase as a single stamp, a full sheet of 8 stamps and on one single Post Office Official FDC.

    All text and information as supplied by Cyprus Philatelic Dept.

  10. North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) 9 September 2021
    North Cyprus Stamps SG 2021 "Olympic and Paralympic Games" Tokyo 2020

    This issue consists of a set of 2 stamps of different values.
    Also available in full sheets of 11 stamps plus a vignette in the bottom right hand corner and on a single Post Office Official FDC.

    The Tokyo 1964 Games completely transformed Japan, enhanced Japanese people's awareness of the outside world and helped bring about rapid growth of Japan's economy. The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games which have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 will enable Japan, now a mature economy, to promote future changes throughout the world, and leave a positive legacy for future generations. The world's best technologies were adopted in competition venues and in operating the games.

    Games of the XXXII Olympiad (23 July - 8 August 2021)
    Meliz Redif who participated in the Turkish Athletics Women's National Team from the TRNC and competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games, is depicted on the 3 TL stamp in the series.

    Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (24 August - 5 September 2021)
    Badminton and Taekwondo made their paralympic debut.
    Ibrahim Yavuz who participated in the Turkish Wheelchair Basketball Men's National Team from the TRNC and competed in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is depicted on the 2 TL stamp in the series.

    Graphic Design by Görel Korol Sönmezer

    Sample Image/s
    North Cyprus SG 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 2LNorth Cyprus SG 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 3L
    North Cyprus SG 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Full Sheet 2L
    North Cyprus SG 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Full Sheet 3L