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  1. An excellent piece of news indeed!

    This should really put Cyprus on the map in the philately department...

    On top of the huge price brought by the "Aphrodite Collection" on 24th February 2009 in London - with that sale bringing in a fantastic total of £628,411 these are both massive achievements for our small island of Cyprus.

  2. November 2009 Cyprus Stamps Issue - available now on Pre-Order

    Christmas 2009 stamp issue plus an additional stamp release to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights are available for pre-order now in Cyprus Stamps online shop.

    Pre-order prices are lower than the post issue stamps. Get yours at a lower price right now!

    Pre-orders must be received and paid for on or before 11th November.

    We now have available the latest rock sample collection from the famous Troodos Ophiolite sequence.

    Sadly, the collection is now down from 16 to 15 samples as one item is becoming scarce and the goverment have issued a notice to stop harvesting for a while.

    You will find geological survey maps, guide books on Troodos mountain range, geology book by Ron Dutton (slips easily into a pocket) and the Ophiolite sample collection all available in our shop soon.

    Meanwhile, I have some images taken from a day up Troodos - following the Chrome Mine trail

  4. What stamps do I need to send mail from Cyprus?

    If you want to have a reply returned to you from Cyprus or if you intend to send any mail whilst you are on holiday, you should remember that all post sent out of Cyprus must include the obligatory Refugee Fund Tax stamp.

    The current value of this stamp is €0,02c.

    Postage stamps in 2009 are available in the following denominations:


  5. Cyprus competes in Francophone Games

    CYPRIOT artists and sportsmen are gearing up for the 6th ‘Jeux de la Francophonie’ or Francophone Games in Lebanon this month. It will be the first time the teams have been eligible to compete in the games since Cyprus' accession to the International Francophone Organisation in 2006.

    The four-yearly games bring together around 3000 competitors from 70 French speaking countries and consist of seven sports and an array of artistic events.

    Cyprus will compete in two sporting events, basketball and beach volleyball. The women's basketball squad will be made up from Limassol's KV Imperial AEL, and the beach volleyball teams drawn from the male and female national squads. Two referees, Antonis Demetrios and Marinos Panayi will also be travelling to Lebanon for the sporting events. Demetrious will referee the basketball, and Panayi the football.

    Cyprus will also participate in two of the cultural events. Sebough Voskeritchian, a photographer from Limassol, will represent Cyprus in the photographic event and Alexis Vagianos, a painter who has exhibited in Nicosia's K-Gallery, will showcase their work. Other artistic events will include sculpture, photography, music, dance, literature, painting, and storytelling.

    Andreas Demetriou, The Minister for Education and Culture, said yesterday: "Sport is one of the cornerstones of cultural integration. Indeed for us Greeks this is both an experience and a belief, because the Olympics started out in Greece as a cultural event. Greek Culture and the culture of the Olympics are closely related, and they embody the principles of fair play, solidarity and international unity that mankind strives towards."

    During the Games, Cyprus will also present a photographic exhibition entitled "Archaeological sites and monuments of Cyprus, a World Heritage Site." 

    Demetriou added: "The participation of our country at the Games of the Francophonie is a very important event for our country as it will help the promotion of Cyprus in Francophonic countries and the development of the existing bilateral agreement with Lebanon for cultural and scientific cooperation."

    The games, which first took place in 1989 in Morocco, will run from 27th September to the 6th October 2009. 

    Copyright © Cyprus Mail 2009
    By Patrick Dewhurst
  6. Wedding Stationery - What A To Do!

    Well, it's almost 10yrs since we tied the knot at the Town Hall in Paphos, Cyprus.

    Ours was a simple affair with around half a dozen close friends and my stepson as our best man. We did it in a mixture of English and Cypriot style, with the best man presenting my bridal bouquet to me as I arrived at the wedding venue.

    I found a lovely website a couple of weeks ago which specialises in wedding stationery. I never knew there was so much involved these days! This company will create your very own stylish and personalised wedding stationery for that Important Day.

    From your wedding invitations down to the place cards or save the day keepsakes; Indigo-Orchid can provide it all for you..... Nothing is too much trouble.

    Have a browse around their site just now.

    It doesn't just stop at weddings or civil partnerships either, they can offer personalised stationery and invitations for all occasions. So, if you have a special birthday or event coming up that you want to make "extra special" - you know where to look first.

    Remember where you heard it!

  7. Cyprus stamps issued 10 September 2009

    We have them listed and available to buy in our online shop!

    Today sees the 3rd part of the set of Cyprus Through The Ages, available in sets and first day covers. Individual stamps all of same value of €0,43 and featuring: Ayia Paraskevi church - Yeroskipou, Monastery of St John Chrysostom Koutsoventis, The Coat of Arms of theLusignans, History (chronicle) of Leontios Machairas, Caterina Cornaro - Cession of Cyprus to the Venetians, Venetian Walls, Siege of the Ottomans and Larnaca Aqueduct.

    Also, the set of Domestic Fowl of Cyprus - featuring the pigeon, turkey, cock and the duck in sets, sheetlets and on first day covers.
  8. Next first day of issue for Cyprus stamps in:

    Due out Thursday 12 November 2009

    Watch this space for more news & updates on the latest stamp issues for Cyprus.