CYPRUS

Stamps inscribed 'Cyprus' alone or along with 'ΚΥΠΡΟΣ/Κυπροσ' and 'Kibris' or 'ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ' and 'KIBRIS CUMHURİYETİ'

1880 - 1960 British Colonial Issues
1960 -> Independent Republic

From 1880: 1 Pound (CYP) = 20 Shillings, 1 Shilling = 9 Piastres. 1 Piastre = 40 Paras
From 1955: 1 Pound (CYP) = 1000 Mils
From 1983: 1 Pound (CYP) = 100 Cents
From 2008: 1 Euro (EUR) = 100 Eurocents (= CYP 0.585274)
Checklists > Countries > Cyprus Heraldic Cats

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HERALDIC CATS

Issue Item code Item type
Face value
Remarks SC
1928 50 Years of British Administration

This set also includes a Wild Cat

CY19280201 ST 0_0_1_20 Stamp 0-0-1½ Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Valid until 31 July 1951
MI 110
CY19280201 ST 0_0_6_0 Stamp 0-0-6 Heraldic Lions
Lions Passant Gardant
from the Colonial Badge of Cyprus
Valid until 31 July 1951
MI 113
1938 Definitives CY19380512 ST 0_0_4_20 Stamp 0-0-4½ Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
MI 148
1955 Definitives

This set also includes Wild Cats and Mythic Cats

CY19550801 ST 1_000 Stamp 1.000 Heraldic Lions
Winged Lion
Lion of St Mark's
from Venetian Coat of Arms
Crowned Lion Rampant
Lusignan Arms of Cyprus
This stamp is also listed under Mythic Cats
MI 178
1960 Definitives

This set also includes Wild Cats and Mythic Cats

CY19600816 ST 1_000 Stamp 1.000 Heraldic Lions
Winged Lion
Lion of St Mark's
from Venetian Coat of Arms
Crowned Lion Rampant
Lusignan Arms of Cyprus
CY19550801 ST 1_000
overprinted 'ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ' and 'KIBRIS CUMHURİYETİ'
This stamp is also listed under Mythic Cats
MI 193
1978 Christmas - Icon Stands CY19781204 ST 0_150 Stamp 0.150 Heraldic Lions
Wild Cat Art
Decoratve heraldic Lion on Icon Stand from Omodhos (1817)
MI 498
2009 Cyprus through the Centuries CY20090910 ST 0_43 3 Stamp 0.43 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Lusignian Coat of Arms
MI 1162
  CY20090910 MC 0_43
Address side
Maximum Card 0.43 Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Lusignian Coat of Arms
Official MC with
CY20090910 ST 0_43 3

List compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable help from Marci Jarvis, Kallai Laszlo and Greg Balagian.
Latest update:
27 December 2013