||Stamp and Philatelic Services
This Service is responsible for the preparation of the annual stamp
issuing program, the supervision and control of the issuing of stamps, the
promotion of philately in Cyprus and abroad, the managing of postal and
philatelic needs and the distribution of stamps to local post offices,
worldwide agents and philatelists.
Since the independence of Cyprus in 1960, the policy of this Department
in this field has been the issuing of a limited number of stamps, thus
making them valuable.
The release of these issues contributes to the promotion of the country
internationally and at the same time local and international events and
anniversaries are marked.
This Service exerts every possible effort to satisfy the philatelists by
offering them quality stamps at reasonable cost.
The basic requirements for the quality of stamps are a well-designed
theme, the use of good quality paper and the use of the appropriate printing
In 2000, the total revenue from the sale of stamps for philatelic
purposes amounted to C£ 512.507
Stamp Agents abroad
In its efforts to promote Cyprus stamps abroad and to satisfy the demands
of foreign philatelists, Cyprus Post has appointed Stamp Agents in various
countries. Such agencies operate in the majority of European countries, the
United States of America, Australia and South East Asia.
Part of the campaign for the promotion of Cyprus stamps abroad is the
participation of Cyprus Post in international philatelic exhibitions with
the active presence of Senior Postal Officers.
Philatelic Center and Postal Museum
The Philatelic Center and Postal Museum has been operating since 1981
where worthwhile sets of Cyprus stamps and items related to Cyprus postal
history are displayed. This museum has been upgraded with additional
exhibits and since 1999 it has been situated in the “Laiki Yitonia” area in
the old town of Nicosia.