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Republic of Cyprus
For Young Philatelist

    Hello my dear friends. I'm Zeno, the postal pigeon of the Cyprus Post! Glad you are in our company. We have much to learn and see together! In my beak, I carry a letter. After all, since ancient times, people used to train my ancestors to carry messages from one place to another. Recently, in England a dove skeleton was found after 70 years, with a special capsule attached to it, containing a message from World War II!

    Today of course the post office uses modern modes of correspondence, but I help out every now and then!

    We'll talk about the stamps and philately that is the collection of stamps and other words related objects! Through philately, you will get to know the important people and events, the history, the culture, the natural beauty of Cyprus and other countries.

    Enter the magical world of philately and enjoy the beauty of stamps, "the miniature pieces of art"!

    The philatelic start up kit is an ideal solution to discover the secrets of philately. It contains an album to keep your first stamps using special philatelic tweezers and a philatelic magnifying glass to study them! There is also a booklet with lots of information about philately as well as pictures of rare stamps. This booklet has been recently awarded a gold medal in an international competition on philatelic literature in “Promo4youth” category.

    If you are the last grades of elementary or early grades of high school, you will probably have the chance to meet philately through an interactive presentation, lovingly prepared by Cyprus Post. You will probably have the chance to see the huge machine which with great speed sorts the letters and prepares them to be transferred by postmen to every home, in every corner of Cyprus!

    Come and play!


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