Sunday, May 30, 2010

POPE GETS A SPECIAL CYPRUS STAMP AND WEBSITE

Cyprus is getting into the spirit of the Pope's upcoming visit, for starters issuing a stamp to mark the Pontiff's trip to the island beginning on June 4, as Cyprus Mail reports.

The postal Services have announced the issue of a special 51-cent stamp, depicting Pope Benedict in and featuring the pillar of St. Paul in Paphos, Benedict's first stop when he visits the island.

The special stamp will be issued on June 4 in sheets of six stamps with First Day Covers costing 85 cents each. Meanwhile a group of Cypriot IT professionals - the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) - has launched a website (www.papalvisit.org.cy) to inform the public about the Papal visit.

The site has been up and running since February 2010, and includes information about Cyprus, a biography of the Pope, a detailed itinerary and information about the purpose of the visit.

SIC: AnsaMed

1 comment:

Republic of Cyprus & North Cyprus stamps & first day covers. said...

This is a great stamp for the collector of Thematics.

I have the Papal Visit Cyprus stamp available to pre-order so it can be dispatched to the collector on the Day of Issue.

Check the stamps, sheets and FDC images on my site: www.CyprusStamps.co.uk (images are currently as shown in the postal services leaflet).

Michele