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How to use the Product Search on Cyprus Stamps website.

Now, those of my website visitors who correspond with me on a regular basis will know that the Product Search function is not my most favourite piece of kit when it comes to trying to get results :-(

So I'm going to try to explain using words and images as to why when you perform a search on Cyprus Stamps website, you may not receive the results you were antiicipating - and ways to get around the issue....

Recently we were asked for some specific stamp issues for a collector who joined us just this year. He's looking for only certain years for a particular reason, which I will not go into - and in trying to assist with his quest, I came across an oddity which is what prompted me to write this blog post.

Let's say you're looking for a particular stamp - for example SG 652 (one of the stamps in the set SG 648-662 1985 6th Definitives)

652 Product Search - a simple search option

Cyprus Stamps product search instructions - 652 single stamp


Cyprus Stamps product search - 652 single stamp results (2)

As you can see in the image above, you get a fairly short and simple list (but unfortunately, we do not have SG 652 single stamp available in our online shop at this time). However, it shows perfectly how the search performs with a straightforward number search.


SG 652 a short phrase search results

Cyprus stamps SG 652 search results

Now, if you type SG 652 into the Product Search field you will see something you really wouldn't enjoy! (see above image).
You can see there are 38 pages of search results simply because you entered SG with a space before the number 652.
Not a good look, is it?

Want a longer list but with more results? That's an easy one!
If you know the year the stamp you are looking for was issued - then just type the year into the Product Search field.

Know the year of issue? Simply type it in the Product Search field

Cyprus stamps search for a single year of issue


You can also use quotation marks around a 2 or 3 word search, but it helps if you know the stamps you are looking for contain those words in the title such as: "intellectual personalities" or "boy scouts" (see example below)

boy scouts search results using quotation marks

As you can see the Product Search field performs quite differently depending on what you enter there. The easy solution is to type only a single word (or number) search into it and hit the Enter key to get a sensible list of results.

I hope my "How to..." guide will help those collectors who perhaps in the past may have been as frustrated as I have when trying to find either a single stamp or a set.

As a tip, when we list Cyprus stamps in full sets we do not put a space between the hyphen, so SG 648 to SG 662 will be listed as SG 648-62

If you're a Thematics collector - please take a look at the left hand side column (visible on any page of the website) for some of our most popular searches made by visitors to Cyprus Stamps website.

Thematic stamp search

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  1. Thank you for providing this information. I found it very helpful as I generally find searches on websites can be a bit fruitless. I now know the best way to work around your website and I just used it to place an order. I look forward to receiving it soom. Andy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Andy and THANK YOU for your kind comments and also for placing your very first order on Cyprus Stamps website. We're currently in the process of checking it over and once everything is okay, you will receive an automated email to notify you the status has changed to Processing while awaiting dispatch. Following the Dispatch of your order, a further email will be sent to your email address so you can keep an eye on the progress. I hope you will be very happy with it and that you will visit us again in the future. Kind regards Michele

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