NEW stamps to honour Cyprus' Nobel Prize winner Christopher Pissarides to be issued in June 2011.
The stamp will feature a photo of Professor Pissarides, with a background dedicated to the Nobel winner’s work.
It was suggested that with Cyprus being such a small country and producing such a renowned Nobelist, a stamp to honour him was clearly the thing to do.
The stamp will go into circulation on June 8 this year with a printed value of €1,71 and can be used for letters sent locally as well as the rest of Europe and other countries.
600,000 copies will be printed for the first day of circulation and 8,000 special envelopes will be available at a cost of €2,05.
Pissarides won the Nobel for Economics last autumn and has been hailed as a national hero, both for his work, and for promoting Cyprus abroad.
In addition the Bank of Cyprus in Greece is planning an event in honour of the professor next month although full details have not yet been finalised.