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.
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.
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.
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