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I am a collector of Cyprus stamps (Pre-Republic and Republic of Cyprus).

In addition, I buy and sell Cyprus First Day Covers and Postal History Items along with Turkish Cypriot stamps and covers from the Occupied areas of Northern Cyprus.

For more information and to see my available stock, please feel free to visit my website: www.CyprusStamps.com
All stamp purchases are completed using PayPal secure payment system - we never see your payment details.

Also Cyprus Geological collectables (books, ophiolite specimens, maps etc) and other Cyprus collectable items - postcards, maps, breweriana and more...

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Friday, July 24, 2009

More archeological discoveries in Cyprus

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered what they call “an archaeological window” on the communities that provided the foundation for urbanised civilisation on Cyprus, the Antiquities Department said yesterday.

Renewed excavations at the Bronze Age community of Politiko-Troullia, in the copper-bearing foothills of the Troodos Mountains, found a series of households around a large communal courtyard. The site is 25 km southwest of Nicosia near the Ayios Irakleidios Monastery.

The find produced evidence of intensive animal husbandry and crop processing, copper metallurgy and sophisticated ceramic technology during the Middle Bronze Age, just prior to the advent of cities on Late Bronze Age Cyprus.

The Politiko-Troullia settlement, dated at 2000-1500BC, was the predecessor of ancient Tamassos the seat of a centrally important kingdom during the subsequent Iron Age.

The Antiquities Department have said the 2009 excavations at the west sector provided evidence of occupation at Politiko-Troullia “somewhat earlier” in the Middle Cypriot Period than the evidence from the east sector excavated in 2007, which dates to the latter portions of the Middle Cypriot Period.

“These results suggest the potential of a dispersed farming community comprised of earlier households with shared communal space and later discrete room blocks,” the Department said.

“The inhabitants of Politiko-Troullia appeared to have shifted from being mixed hunters and farmers to dedicated farmers and herders.”

Future excavations hope to reveal stratified evidence that may carry the record of settlement at this community earlier into the Bronze Age.

The excavations were carried out by Dr. Steven Falconer and Dr. Patricia Fall of Arizona State University, and involved graduate and undergraduate students from Cyprus, Canada and the United States.


Content by courtesy of the Cyprus Mail 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Collecting Cyprus stamps - need any information?

If you need any help or assistance either with completing your collection or about Cyprus Stamps website in general, please use the Cyprus Stamps online contact form.

We use Stanley Gibbons numbering system and you will find almost all our Cyprus stamp listings on both the website and our eBay listings, displayed as Cyprus Stamps SG followed by Gibbons number and the year.



Prices shown on our FREE Cyprus stamps issues list are taken from Stanley Gibbons 2008 catalogue. For our prices, please visit Cyprus Stamps website and online shop. We accept PayPal on all purchases and dispatch WorldWide.

Please note: the FREE excel list covers the Republic of Cyprus stamp issues only and does not currently include
Northern Cyprus stamp issues. We are however, in the process of updating it with issues from TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) stamp issues and will post again when it is fully completed.

Click to request your FREE list of Cyprus stamps issued since 1960's - to present date.

Below is a screen shot taken from the excel workbook. The detail shows Cyprus stamps issued in 2000's decade.


Crib sheet screen shot





Saturday, July 11, 2009

Photos from Nicosia (behind the Green Line) in Northern Cyprus

Photos from behind the "Green Line" in the Turkish occupied area of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)








Taken in May 2008 in the occupied area of Nicosia. This was a little cafe/bar we stopped at after walking through the crossing point on Ledra Street.













Two, ice cold Efes (Turkish lager) to quench our thirst after waiting to cross the Green Line at Ledra Street crossing point in Nicosia.














Bit of an odd name for a sports shop!















Buytuk Han / Great Inn - an Ottoman building constructed between 1570 and 1572. Originally built to accommodate tradesmen and visitors. Now, it houses shops selling local and traditional handicrafts of Cyprus as well as a restaurant.

These photos were taken on 9 July 2009.











Buytuk Han / Great Inn - is built on a square plan with hewn stone.

These photos were taken on 9 July 2009.













Buytuk Han / Great Inn - is in the Selimiye district (the shopping & trade area of Nicosia). It has 68 rooms and 10 shops.

These photos were taken on 9 July 2009.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cyprus Stamps - Scoop!

Today we took a visit to Nicosia and learned something that is not common knowledge!

There will be an additional issue released in November 2009 and we believe this will also be in conjunction with other European countries.

The issue is entitled:

50th Anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights and will be a single stamp value of €0.51 - released on 12th November along with the Christmas 2009 issue.

So, for all stamp collectors out there - you may want to check if your own country is doing the same ;-)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

IFAW - Animal Welfare

Today's website is all about Animal Welfare.


Check out the IFAW page here


The site is available in many different languages, just choose yours from the flag options at the top of the IFAW page when it opens.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Today's Interesting Topic

I came across this article this morning and thought I would share it with you all....

If you are afraid of heights, then opening the following page may not be recommended. Open at your peril:


Happy viewing
Michele
Stamps & First Day Covers Specialist, Cyprus

Saturday, July 4, 2009

We've updated our blogger!


WE'VE CHANGED!!!



  • New sites added in our Favourite Links thread.
  • New videos added - to include Cyprus, Egypt and Malta
  • We will try to provide more info relating to Cyprus and leave our stamps stuff to our designated Cyprus Stamps website.


Please subscribe to my RSS feeds to keep up to date at all times.


Happy reading!
Michele & Clement

We specialize in Cyprus stamps, first day covers & more


Friday, July 3, 2009

NEW Category Added to Cyprus Stamps online shop

Please see our NEW category added just this week at Cyprus Stamps website & online shop


We've added Cyprus Slogans and Special Covers to our website....


We have some from 1976 into the early 1980's with a few more recent issues.


Please feel free to visit the new category - just click here


Thanks for looking!


If you have any questions or any problems in adding items to your basket or completing your PayPal payment, please contact us.


Cheers
Michele
Cyprus Stamps