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Spotlight: Cyprus Cancels and Rural Postmarks

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Cancels and Rural Postmarks of Cyprus

Note: the spelling is as it appears on the Canceller and not necessarily the way the name of the village or area is written in modern times.

AGRIDHIA - Cyprus Stamps Postmark GR Rural Service

AGRIDHIA Cyprus stamps postmarks


AKACHA - Cyprus Stamps postmark ER1 E.R.Rural Service

AKACHA Cyprus Stamps postmark ER1 E.R.Rural Service


AMIANDOS - Cyprus Stamps postmark DS4 Date Single Circle
Date in two lines with star. 24–25mm.

AMIANDOS - Cyprus Stamps postmark DS4 Date Single Circle


ARADHIPPOU - Cyprus Stamps postmark DD7 Datestamp Double Circle
Time and date in three lines, thin lines for curved panels, size of letters varies

ARADHIIPPOU Cyprus stamps postmarks


ASGATA - Cyprus Stamps postmark DS7 Date Single Circle
Date in one line, 25–28mm. A widely used type first introduced in the 1930s

ASGATA Cyprus Stamps postmark DS7 Date Single Circle


ATHIAENOU - Cyprus Stamps postmark DS7 Date Single Circle
This below from July 1972

ATHIAENOU Cyprus Stamps postmark DS7 Date Single Circle


AY THERAPON - Cyprus Stamps Postmark GR Rural Service

AY THERAPON Cyprus Stamps Postmark GR Rural Service


DHRYNIA - Cyprus Stamps Postmark GR Rural Service

DHRYNIA Cyprus Stamps Postmark GR Rural Service


FAMAGUSTA - Cyprus Stamps postmark

FAMAGUSTA Cyprus Stamps postmark


FAMAGUSTA TOWN - Cyprus Stamps postmark Date stamp Double Circle
Date stamp Double Circle 10 August 1963

FAMAGUSTA TOWN Cyprus Stamps postmark Date stamp Double Circle

and finally, for this selection is....

KAKOPETRIA - Cyprus Stamps postmark DD7 Date Stamp Double Circle
Time and date in three lines, thin lines for curved panels, size of letters varies

KAKOPETRIA Cyprus Stamps postmark DD7 Date Stamp Double Circle

 

Types of cancellations used on Cyprus postal items:
Numeral Cancellations, Manuscripts, (Victorian) VR rural service, (Edwardian KEVII) ER rural service, (King George V and VI) GR rural service, Rural Postal Service, Single Circle date stamp, Double Circle date stamp.

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