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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:
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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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What does your granny do in her spare time - get arrested maybe?

FORTY TWO women aged between 75 and 85, including a 95-year-old from Limassol, were shocked on Sunday when police raided their card game and confiscated their €100 in betting money.

Officers found the 42 women at the club run by two women aged 79 and 70. The oldest person arrested was a 95-year-old. The raid took place around 6pm on Sunday after a series of complaints by neighbours about noise in the evenings when the women were coming and going from the house.

Officers found that one of the rooms in the house had been set up with several tables covered in green felt. The 42 women were caught seated around the tables playing poker and gin rummy for cash in a similar fashion to a gambling club. 

Following a search police confiscated 546 chips, 530 playing cards and approximately €100 in cash. All of the women were charged in writing at the police station and then released.

The incident, however, does not appear to be and isolated one as card playing is the hobby of many elderly ladies in Limassol.
Playing cards for money is illegal in Cyprus.

“Most of my friends are widows and at our age there is not much to do. For years now we organise afternoon tea parties at our houses each week, on a rotating basis. We get together, drink tea and play cards. We only gamble a few euros and it’s all just for fun,” said an 87-year-old Limassol resident who preferred to stay anonymous.

“The only thing police achieve by doing such raids is to ridicule women of a certain age,” she said.

This extract is taken from the Cyprus Mail online newspaper.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cyprus winter - in images

Thought I would share these photos with you. I've taken them on my Nokia mobile phone during the last 4 weeks between mid October to yesterday, 11 November.

We've visited Troodos Square, Platres and the Miramare Hotel in Limassol.

The 2 photos below are taken outside the Ferios Restaurant in Troodos Square on 10th October.

Next photos were taken in Platres on Oxi Day (28th October 2009). We came out of the restaurant at the start of a thunderstorm, which eventually reached us later in the evening.

These images below, were taken at the Miramare Hotel in Limassol tourist area only yesterday, 11th November.

What a difference a few days can make in Cyprus!

And this photo below - is winter on our sofa at home in Limassol.......

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cyprus - A Mediterranean Island (Video)

A short British Pathe film clip on Cyprus and her history....

Cyprus - A Mediterranean Island

Check out the link, under Cyprus Stamps Blog

Or, click here to view the film footage (our apologies for that upper crust British accent from the 1940's)

Cyprus Stamps - New Issue Alert

Next Release Date - 12th November 2009
Pre-order before 11th November at lower price than Post Issue

Pre-orders can be made through Cyprus Stamps website. Please visit the website for current prices and availability.

Christmas 2009
Available in Mint or Cancelled to Order, First Day Covers and Full Sheets 

50th Anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights 
Available in Mint or Cancelled to Order, First Day Covers and Full Sheets

Please note: current images are taken from the offical Post Office leaflet and will be replaced on or after the day of issue.

For CTO (Cancelled to Order) stamps, please indicate you require these in the Special Instructions field when you confirm your order on Cyprus Stamps through the website.

All advance orders should be received & paid for on or before Wednesday 11th November 2009