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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3.  

    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

  4. ***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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

     

  7. Republic of Cyprus Stamps 6 May 2021
    Cyprus Stamps 
    Efrosini Proestou "The Lady of Lapithos"
     and
    Cyprus Stamps EUROPA 2021 "Endangered National Wildlife"



    "The Lady of Lapithos Efrosini Proestou" a single stamp issue.

    Heroic figure of occupied Lapithos. She was a midwife in Lapithos and the surrounding Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot villages.

    She was a charismatic personality with a kind look, determination, readiness, will, humanism and great patriotism.

    Her national contribution is due to the fact that, after the occupation of Lapithos by the Turkish invaders, on 06 August 1974, as a real mother, she selflessly supplied food and protected, at the risk of her life, a group of twelve soldiers trapped in Lapithos, in a cave (burrow) near her house.

    The Turks realized her action and arrested her. She was horribly tortured and humiliated, dragging her half-naked in the streets of Lapithos. She, however, with incomparable bravery and with her great Greek soul, endured all the tortures, stood up and did not betray the twelve young men. The Turks sent her to the firing squad, but at the last moment she was recognized by a Turkish Cypriot officer, who recognised her as the woman who helped his mother give birth to him!

    She was imprisoned in the Keryneia Castle and then taken back to Lapithos, from where she was finally released eight months later.

    She lived in Nicosia with her children and was hosted by the twelve young men she protected until the day of her death, on 17 April 1993.

    Sample Images

    Cyprus Stamps Lady of Lapithos - Efrosini Proestou 34c stamp

    A single stamp issue, also a Post Office Official First Day Cover and as a Full Sheet of 8 stamps.

    Cyprus Stamps EUROPA 2021 "Endangered National Wildlife" a set of 2 individual stamps.

    Mediterranean Seal Monachus monachus

    The Mediterranean Seal (Monachus monachus) is the most endangered marine mammal in Europe. Their population is only 700, of which 19 live in Cyprus.

    It is one of the largest seal species in the world, with a length of 2.5 meters and a weight of 300 kg and can live up to 40 years.

    The Mediterranean Seal has always been an element of the biodiversity of Cyprus. However, from the 1960s to 2010, the species’ sightings are rare, and there was no evidence of reproductive activity. From 2011 onwards it seems that the species is recovering in the Cypriot seas and has now created a local, small, but breeding population.

    The Cypriot Bee (apis mellifera cypria)

    Apis Mellifera Cypria is the scientific name of the Cypriot bee which belongs to the European bee breeds and is an endemic species of Cyprus.

    Pollinating over 70% of man-made plants, the bee is perhaps the most important pollinator for the human species and its environment.

    The low rainfall, the few and short flowering periods and spray treatments of wild flowers and crops, the construction in forest areas and the pollution of the environment threaten the survival of the Cypriot bee and that is why we must protect it.

    Sample Images

     Cyprus Stamps EUROPA 2021 Endangered Wildlife Mediterranean Seal Cyprus Stamps EUROPA 2021 Endangered Wildlife Cypriot Bee 

    Available to purchase as a set of 2 stamps, set of 2 full sheets of stamps (8 stamps to a sheet) and as 2 stamps on one single Post Office Official FDC.

    All text and information as supplied by Cyprus Philatelic Dept.



  8. Cyprus Post Box in Troodos Square, Mount Olympus

     

    Wednesday 8th February 2012 we had to go to Troodos mountains as we needed to do a little shopping.

    It was one of the days that vehicles were finally allowed up on Mount Olympus without the safety net of 4 wheel drive or snow chains.

    So after finishing my half day at work it was a case of dash home from the office, grab a quick sandwich and off we went taking the Kantou / Omodos road towards Platres and then continuing up the Troodos road into the village square.

    Although there was some rain after we passed Pachna village the drive was relatively easy - but the snow in Troodos was amazing! We stopped off to take some photos and buy some of the delicious warm, sweet nuts from one of the shops in the square. Gorgeous!

    A photo here of the post box not too far from the main car park.

    Cyprus Yellow Postbox - Troodos mountains, Cyprus (1)

  9. Cyprus Stamps "Anniversaries & Events"

    Issue Date: 24 MARCH 2021

    A set of 2 individual stamps featuring 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Cancer Association and 60th Anniversary of Cyta
    and a separate stamp issue entitled "200 Years since the Greek Revolution".


    50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Cancer Association:
    This year, the Cyprus Cancer Association celebrates 50 years of contribution. The effort started in 1971, by a group of volunteers, with the late Dimitris Souliotis and Hakop Keheyan as its inspirers and pioneers. Their main purpose was to provide free care to patients with cancer experience. Today, the Association offers palliative care services at two of its Centres, "Arodafnousa" in Nicosia and "Evagoreio" in Limassol and  also in patients' homes throughout Cyprus. The "Origami Swallow" which is a symbol of hope, support and relief in difficult times, is dedicated to all those who stood by the Association throughout its course. Their support helps the Association to continue supporting our fellow humans with cancer. A kind care that comes from the heart.

    50th Anniversary of Cyprus Cancer Association sample image

     

    60th Anniversary of Cyta:
    The history of Cyta is intertwined with the history of Cyprus and its people. It was born together with the Republic of Cyprus, in order to give  the newly established State communication channels, to highlight its place on the international map and to keep step with every era. 

    Its role has been crucial in the development of telecommunications and in the continuous development of the economy and prosperity of our country, in all sectors. 

    On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the beginning of its multidimensional course, Cyta looks forward, continuing to contribute substantially to the progress of its clients and our country, creating the future in communications.

    60th Anniversary of Cyta sample image

     

    Available to purchase as a set of 2 stamps, set of 2 full sheets of stamps (8 stamps to a sheet), each stamp issue is on one single Post Office Official FDC (2 covers per set).

     

    "200 Years since the Greek Revolution"
    The commemorative miniature of 1 euro depicts the famous work of Theodoros Vryzakis, painted in 1865 and located in the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens. It is an oil painting on canvas, measuring 164x124 cm with the Metropolitan Germanos of Patras in front of the royal doors of Agia Lavra Monastery, blessing the flag of the Revolution held by one of the fighters wearing the traditional foustanella. The rest of the fighters raise one hand and bring the other to their hearts taking the oath to free Greece from slavery.

     

    The 34-cent stamp illustrates in front of the Greek flag  the Cypriot Fighters of 1821, the Monument of Cypriot Fighters, located in the "Garden of Heroes" in Messolonghi. The monument was erected in 2006 at the expense of the Republic of Cyprus and is dedicated to all Cypriots who fought during the Greek Revolution of 1821 and especially during the Exodus of Messolonghi in April 1826. The monument illustrates Cyprus as a female figure holding two laurel wreaths.

     

    The 64-cent stamp illustrates in front of the Greek flag  the Cypriot Fighters of 1821, the Mausoleum of the Cypriot Martyrs of 09 July 1821, located in the courtyard of the Panagia Faneromeni Church, Nicosia. The Mausoleum was made of Pentelic marble by the Athenian sculptor G. Demitriadis in 1930 and has the shape of a Byzantine ciborium. The holy relics of the Archbishop of Cyprus (1810-1821) Kyprianos, the metropolitans of Paphos, Kyrenia, Kiti, as well as other clergy and laity who were slaughtered by the Turks were deposited in its underground burial chamber.

    Cyprus stamps 200 Years since the Greek Revolution 34c sample imageCyprus stamps 200 Years since the Greek Revolution 64c sample image

    Cyprus stamps 200 Years since the Greek Revolution One Euro minisheet sample image

     

    Available to purchase as a set of 2 stamps (€0,34c and €0,64c) and as a set of 2 full sheets of stamps (8 stamps to a sheet).
    The minisheet is purchased separately.
    A full set of all 3 stamps are available as a set on 2 separate Post Office Official FDCs.

    Find them in the Shop category: Republic of Cyprus > 2020s

     

     

  10. Cyprus Stamps SG 2021 Airplanes

    Issue date 18 Febuary 2021


    The set features 3 different types of aircraft:
    *First Recorded Flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903.
    *First Solo Transatlantic Flight by Charles Lindberg in 1927.
    *First Manned Supersonic Flight piloted by Charles Yeager - a Bell X-I in 1947.

    Cyprus Stamps SG 2021 Airplanes sample images

    Available as a set of 3 individual stamps (MINT and Cancelled to Order / USED), on Post Office Official FDC and Full Sheets each containing 8 stamps (3 sheets per set).

    Find them in the Shop category: Republic of Cyprus > 2020s