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...
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.
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!
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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