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Cyprus - its postal history and postage stamps revised and enlarged by Wilfrid T. F. Castle

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Published by Robson Lowe in London .
Written in English



  • Cyprus


  • Postal service -- Cyprus -- History.,
  • Postage stamps -- Cyprus -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Wilfrid T. F. Castle.
LC ClassificationsHE7311.C9 C37 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5321508M
ISBN 100853970297
LC Control Number72172005

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In , Mexico issued its first adhesive postage stamps, with "district overprints", a unique feature among postal systems worldwide, employed to protect from theft of postage stamps. In , the postal and stamp issuing authority was created as an administrative division of the Secretaría de Comunicaciones (Secretariat of Communications). I should mention here two books which both have been reference guides incorporating our today's collective knowledge which, nevertheless, can still be expanded: 1) The: CYPRUS to History, Postal History & Postage Stamps by Wilfrid T. F. Castle and Members of the Cyprus Study Circle, and 2) The Postal History of Cyprus by Edward B. Proud. Cyprus is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. The first postage stamps issued were stamps of Great Britain overprinted with CYPRUS, the 1/2d (half penny) known as the Bantam. The first British post office opened in and the first Stamps issued were in Two plate numbers 14 and 15 are known to have been overprinted with CYPRUS, however, Wilfrid Castle in his most important work, Cyprus: Its Postal History and Postage Stamps, mentions of one single stamp that has been reported as seen used from plate number 9 - this would suggest that one or two sheets of plate 9 would have been overprinted.