Cyprus Stamps online

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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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Day Special Surprise!

Christmas Day Special Surprise!

Get 10% off all orders on Saturday 25 December. 

  • Place your order online via Cyprus Stamps website as normal. 
  • We refund the discount back to your PayPal account. 

Thank You!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2011 Cyprus stamps issues list - now available.

Hi to all Cyprus stamp collectors!

We have news of the forthcoming Republic of Cyprus stamp issues for the year 2011.

It's a preliminary list only and is subject to change as you may have noticed this year (2010).

You can view the 2011 list at any time from our Cyprus Stamps website (use the top menu link title Issues List) or by using the or click on this 2011 stamp issues link.

Our Cyprus website is short listed for VBAwards 2010 - please vote.

Our Cyprus Stamps website has recently been short listed as one of the sites to take a prize of £20,000 to include money and sponsorship in the VBAwards (Virtual Business Awards) for 2010.

Each qualifying site has been given their own page on the VBAwards website so visitors and followers can place their vote.

Winners will be announced by Monday 20th December 2010.

You may only vote 1 time and any returning visits will not display the Vote button.... It's a very simple process and takes only a few seconds. One click to our VBAwards page and then all you have to do is click the Vote button. That's it - all done!

Voting is not the only criterion to a business being declared as a winner. The complete applications will be reviewed as well as virtual aspects of the business before the final decision is made.

We would appreciate your "click" in the final part of the process!

If you haven't already done so, please visit the page especially created by BVAwards for our Cyprus Stamps website entry and place your vote.

Thank You!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Season's Greetings from Cyprus Stamps website

Cyprus Stamps (Michele & Clement) would like to wish all our past and present friends, stamp collectors and website visitors all the very best for Christmas 2010 and for the forthcoming New Year.

A special "thank you" to Sevenoaks Art for the use of this animation.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cyprus Postal History - Carlsberg lager advertising stamp booklet

"Where there is life, there is Carlsberg"

Small booklet containing random Cyprus stamps printed with Carlsberg lager advertisement on both sides of the cover.

On sale on Cyprus Stamps website £5.25 plus postage costs.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A New Look For

Okay, we got up this morning and decided to have a bit of a change........

We've discussed getting a new logo for a few months now and it was left to my "other half" to look into the intricacies of photoshop design or something similar. Funnily enough, I had an idea it just wasn't likely to happen anytime soon so today I decided to have a little tinker....

I've created the new header logo using excel, images, text boxes and Snipping tool :-)

It will do for the moment but if there's anyone out there who can incorporate the olive and gold colours of the Cypriot flag into our website and design me a better logo at a very low cost, please get in touch. We need to order new business cards soon so don't have much time!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Animals on stamps for thematic collectors

Into thematic collecting?

Animals on stamps - or, how about this? 

Cat on stamps!

He was found asleep this afternoon on top of our stamp stock envelope boxes. This is him just waking up...

He's 18yrs old and causes just as much trouble as he used to when he was a kitten.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Whacky Houses - have you got one?

Every so often, we drive past the house pictured below and it always makes us smile. 

It's in the Zakaki area of Limassol not too far from Orphanides supermarket and the church.

What's the most whackiest house you have seen or lived in? 

Cyprus - Looks like rain is here today.

Woke up early this morning to a little bit of light rain in Limassol.

Got up a couple of hours later and we have an overcast sky with some dark clouds with the morning feeling a little cooler than of late.

We've had a great November so far and my parents have been sunbathing everyday since they arrived on the 3rd.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Aphrodite's Island - video footage from Cyprus in 1965

Video footage from a military aircraft and around Cyprus in 1965

Click the image to start the video (opens in another window)


The video shows Kyrenia harbour, St Hilarion crusader fort, Bellapais, ladies clearing sand, a man making a copper plate, Salamis ruins, the rocks of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou) and much more.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The "Cyprus Problem" - do you really know what it is?

If you have ever been or are thinking of coming to Cyprus - there's a lot more to learn about "the Cyprus Problem"....

No, I'm not referring to the ongoing animosity between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Occupied areas!

For an animal lover living in Cyprus, we live in constant fear for the safety of our domestic pets. Dogs and cats alike are constantly being poisoned with Lanate or any other noxious substance that these cowardly and callous individuals can get their hands on.

We see the same reports everyday in the news.

Is anything being done? NO!

Read just one harrowing report below. That's not the first for this week.....

Lannate, will this problem never end? - Cyprus Mail

Did you know that every district in Cyprus is supposed to have one dog friendly beach by EU law?

Is anything being done? NO!

So, I beg of everyone reading this to think..... How can we stop this?

Post and send this report to all of your friends. Twitter it, myspace, facebook, Digg it and anything else you want to do with it - just make sure it gets out to the wide world.

Too many "blind eyes" have been turned by the authorities.

Cyprus's cruelty to animals has to stop - NOW!

Do we have to wait until a CHILD gets murdered by consuming poison before anyone does anything about it? It most certainly looks that way!!!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cyprus Six go to Luxor.

Well, we made it there and back!

Larnaca to Cairo, Cairo the Luxor and back again. We stayed 7 nights at the Pavillion Winter Luxor hotel and did some different things this time including a balloon flight and went to see the house of Howard Carter on the West Bank.

See my photoshow below:

Cyprus Six go to Luxor - Sept 2010 Slideshow: Michele Thulborn-Chapman’s trip from Larnaca, Cyprus to 2 cities Cairo and Luxor was created by TripAdvisor. See another Egypt slideshow. Create your own stunning free slideshow from your travel photos.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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NEW - 2010 Turkish Cypriot (North Cyprus) stamps available to buy online

We took a quick trip over the green line last weekend and managed to get hold of some later issues from 2010 North Cyprus stamps.

These include stamps and first day covers for: 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup, 2010 Europe "Children's Books" (stamps, covers and booklets) and 2010 World Environment Day (Seagulls / birds on stamps).

You can find them in the North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) category from my main online shop page. Just click on the 2010 stamp image to choose from First Day Covers or Mint and Used stamps, blocks, sheets etc. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Scenes of Cyprus - Summer 2010

My first attempt at photo video - be gentle with me, please!

Photos all taken with my Nokia 6111 mobile phone during August and September 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Studying in the forest of Prodromos

How would you fancy taking your education here?

I came across a nice article in the online news version of the Cyprus Mail today.

TUCKED away in a corner of Prodromos is a colonial stone building with a beautifully-kept courtyard, neatly-cut grass dotted with bright pink flowers and towering pine trees. Situated 1,406 metres above sea level, the location suggests luxury hotel or quiet retreat. It is in fact a college – the Cyprus Forestry College – some of the graduates of which have been all over television screens in the past month gallantly battling a spate of summer forest fires.

Read the full article

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Balloon flight over Luxor, Egypt.

Some of you who know me personally may be aware that we are soon to go back for a few days to one of our favourite holiday destinations.

We're off to Luxor, Egypt and can't wait to get there!

We're going with 4 of our friends and me and my other half are most definitely taking a balloon flight over the West Bank (we hope, depending on the wind direction).

I found this article today and thought I would share it with you. There are some fabulous photographs of the sunrise over Luxor.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nigerian Scammers

Okay, so we all receive the phishing emails from Nigeria every so often offering us enormous amounts of money after the death of a rich relative.

We received such an email this morning but liked the fact the tack had changed somewhat.

Instead of wanting to give me cash from a long dead relative or to get payment for helping someone else release their funds, it seems this one is a computer analyst with a conscience!

This is the email I received today:

I am Miss Elizabeth Amama  Citizen of Ghana, a Computer Analyst with Central Bank of Nigeria. I am 28 years old, just started work with Central Bank of Nigeria. (C.B.N.) my dear,  I came across your payment file which was marked X and your fund release Hard Disk painted RED, I took my time to study it and found out that you have really attempted to receive it but the fund has not been release to you. The most annoying thing is that the directors and top officials of this nation cannot tell you the truth that on no account will they ever release the fund to you; instead they let you spend money unnecessarily. 

I swear with my life that I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, I can release this fund to you if you can certify me of my security and how I can run away from this Nigeria if I do this for you, I cannot run back to Ghana as they have all my information in Ghana, and if I don't run away from this country after I made the transfer to your bank account, I will be seriously in trouble and my life will be in danger 

The only thing I will need to release this fund is a special HARD DISK, we call it HD120 GIG. I will buy two of it, recopy your information, destroy the previous one, and punch the computer to reflect in your bank account within 24 banking hours. I will clean up the tracer and destroy your file, after which I will run away from here Nigeria to meet with you in your country if you are interested. But you must assure me the absolute confidentiality of this deal before I can do any further. 

Do get in touch with me immediately. 

You should reconfirm your current information as follows, 

Your Full Names:
Current Home Address:
Current Telephone Numbers for easy communication:
Active Bank Details where you want the fund to be transferred into:


Miss Elizabeth Amama
Computer Analyst
Central Bank of Nigeria  

From: Carine

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Temperatures up again in Cyprus

Temperatures set to rise to 40c again in Cyprus over the weekend!

But - the humidity will be lower than of late, phew that's a relief...

Read the rest of the item here: A scorcher of a weekend.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cyprus Stamps blogspots' NEW look!

You may have noticed some changes if you haven't visited us for a little while.......

If not, I would suggest a visit to your local optician. LOL

Now, you can "Follow" our blog and also add Cyprus Stamps to your facebook "Like" list. Check out the new options at the bottom of my blog posts and in the right hand column.

We always welcome your feedback and comments, so feel free to join in.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The New Arc - our website of the week

About the "New Arc" website....

I found this website today and thought I should share it with you all...

The New Arc is an acronym for: the North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre and is a Scottish registered charity which survives purely on donations, sponsors and membership.

Take a visit to their website "The New Arc"

It's possible to make a donation directly on their website via PayPal or by post with a cheque to the following address: 
The New Arc
Nether Auquhadlie
AB41 8UW

Other options can be found on their website.

Help to keep the New Arc afloat and support the wildlife today.

This is a very new website and they've recently started a new Blog to keep everyone up to date. Click to follow the New Arc blog

Scottish Registered Charity No   SC037332
Tel:  0796 225 3867
(between 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.)
Outside these hours are for emergency calls only please

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Back! SG117a 1928 KGV £5 Black on Yellow.......

Well, the stock disappeared but I managed to locate a couple more....

Please note: this is a Fake or Forgery of the original 1928 stamp.

Stanley Gibbons SG 117a 1928 King George V £5 Black on Yellow Cyprus stamp - very expensive but we can all look at this exceptional copy (reissue of the original) and dream!

Find it in my online shop to buy now or in my auction listings on eBay.

Don't miss out! These are exceptionally difficult to find.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cyprus Stamps 2010 issues

These are the images of stamps that have been issued so far this year (2010).

Visit our 2010 Category of Cyprus Stamp listings for our current availability or to buy online.

The next issue will be on 1st October 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Website of the week - Canopy Tours in Costa Rica

I found this amazing website today and I'm hooked! It's most definitely on my list of things to do before I die!

The Vista Los Sueños Canopy is a very contemporary tour; it was designed by Costa Rican guides that have more than 8 years of experience in conducting Canopy Tours.

The main idea for the canopy tour was to give clients the adventure of their life, so they made some of the longest cable runs in the central pacific area while maintaining safety which is their number one priority.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Website of the Week - live flight tracking

Popular subject just now so thought you may find this website of interest....

Track my flight

Track flights (15 minute delay on all data) from the following airports: Manchester, London, Dublin, Amsterdam & Paris.

Also, FlightRadar24 website is cool - but very scary when you see just how many planes are in the sky on a daily basis!

Cyprus Antiques Shop - new website for Omiros Antiques in Ypsonas, Limassol

Omiros is the owner of the antiques shop just around the corner from us in our village of Ypsonas.

We built him a website last weekend to advertise his business within Cyprus to the local and ex-pat communities.

View Cyprus Antiques Shop website for directions and more information. 

  • Prices to suit all pockets
  • Parking area in front of shop
  • Share a Cyprus coffee with him

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sirius Dog Sanctuary needs your help - FAST.

Please help Sirius Dog Sanctuary based in Limassol.

They have been given notice to quit by end of June 2010 as the bulldozer will be arriving on 1st July. The bulldozer will flatten the shelter whether the dogs are there or not.

  • Can you offer space?
  • Is there anyone who has land with buildings that the dogs can be rehoused until a new location can be found?

Any assistance will be appreciated.

If you can help, please contact Sirius directly by email: or by telephone: +357 97780779

See the link to Sirius website and the article

Images of Gozo - February 2010

Thought I would share these with you, from our recent visit to Malta.

These photos were taken during a day excursion to the island of Gozo to the ferry port at the north end of the island for a 20 minute sailing past the island of Comino to Gozo. We had a full day touring the island taking in the sights of the Azure Window, the Inland Sea, Ta Pinu Church (visited by the Pope some years ago), Xlendi Bay and Victoria (the capital). The weather was very kind to us as you can see by the photos!


You can see the full album with this link: Gozo images Feb 2010 (login required at Truprint)

Clem at the Azure Window, Gozo

The gap where the sea comes inland.

View to the Inland Sea

More Inland Sea - beware of the jelly fish!

Ta Pinu Church

Xlendi Bay

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Famagusta in images - a little bit of history.

I thought I would give you some interesting background on Cyprus and some of its' history today....

I came across the below website quite by accident and was very interested to see the contrasting images of Famagusta pre and post 1974.

Sadly, I never visited Cyprus until late in 1985 and did not have the chance to see the buzz that was Famagusta before the division.

So, for those of you in a similar position as myself - please feel free to browse the website:

Famagusta Municipality

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cyprus Stamps - Your Questions Answered


All of your Cyprus stamps philately questions answered voluntarily at All Experts.  

I can answer most questions related to stamps and values. I can provide opinions on values as a collector of Cyprus stamps but not as a professional.

Heligoland stamps for sale - British Commonwealth/Germany & Colonies stamps


eBay - 68 HELIGOLAND STAMPS (ends 6th March) Low start - NO Reserve. on Album Sheets.

As my specialist subject is Cyprus stamps I can make no claims to the authenticity of this collection but please see all the scans in my eBay listing.

We have a number of "watchers" so make sure you don't miss out.

Listing ends: 06 Mar, 2010 at 20:09:11 GMT

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Great Online Deals - For You!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

NEW! - Online Shopping

Discover our NEW online stores.....

Stamp related, books, illustrated guides, philatelic terms, catalogues - Visit: The Stamp Store

Baby Clothing, Nursery Items, Toys, Early Learning, Safety Equipment, Boys and Girls Clothing, Books, DVD's, Electronics, Jewellery, Bags and Accessories - Visit: Shopping Made Easy

Monday, February 15, 2010

Addicted to Amazing Race - that's me!

Amazing Race - Series 16

I don't believe we've come this far after watching the very first series all those years ago back in the UK when my stepson was just a small boy.....

Now he is 21yrs of age and we've reached Series 16.

Here is a sneak preview from the New Series:

And below is the "spoiler" - Elimination Station.

For those of you not familiar, all the teams who are eliminated each week are held in a hotel to wait the final outcome of the finale - so, around 12 weeks or so.....

Amazing Race Video - Elimination Station: Via Chile -


I know I will.

Now, where in the world is Phil?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Some recent photos (between 27 December 2009 to 10 January 2010)

Some images taken whilst we had friends over on a visit from the UK. They managed to escape a couple of weeks of really bad weather and heavy snowfall, but they are back on their way there this evening as I'm uploading these.....

Taken on the terrace at the Apollonia Hotel, Limassol

A view of the flag in the mountains in the occupied area of Northern Cyprus

Taken at the Apollonia Hotel, Limassol

Shopping over the green line in the Northern occupied area on 6th January 2010

New webpage - North Cyprus Stamps

We now have an official area in our website for North Cyprus stamps & first day covers.

We are the only stamp collecting website dedicated to providing North Cyprus & Republic of Cyprus stamps, first day covers and postal history.

Visit our new webpage: