Issue of Commemorative Stamp Series for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017
A press conference was held today, 4 April 2017, at the offices of the Organisation Pafos2017, on the occasion of the issue of a commemorative stamp series for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017.
A commemorative series of 3 stamps for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 was issued on 24 March, in the framework of the institutional cooperation between the Organisation Pafos2017 and the Cyprus Post. The three denominations of the series (€0.64 x 3 = 1.92), printed jointly in a triptych, portray antiquity and the monuments of civilisation, the sea and the natural environment. The series was designed by Nikos Ierodiakonou from Nicosia and printed in Athens by VERIDOS-MATSOUKIS, in sheets of four triptychs, using the multicolour offset printing technique. A total of 64,000 series were printed.
The Chairman of the Organisation, Dr. Christos Patsalides, expressed his sincere thanks to the Cyprus Post for their positive response to the proposal of Pafos2017, made back in 2015, to issue stamps commemorating the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. He also pointed out that the Cyprus Post was amongst the first public organisations to respond to a call for cooperation with Pafos2017.
He specifically stated the following: “It would be inconceivable for an institution of such magnitude, hosted in Cyprus for the first time, not to have its own series of stamps, to convey across the world the message that Pafos is the European Capital of Culture for 2017.”
The Director of the Cyprus Post, Mr. Andreas Gregoriou, stated: “The Cyprus Post could not be absent from this institution. It is with great pleasure that we have accepted the proposal of the Organisation Pafos2017 to issue a series of stamps and contribute, in this way, towards enriching and promoting this great institution since, as we know, stamps are amongst a country’s most important ambassadors.”
The purpose of the issue is to pay tribute to the greatest European cultural institution, while promoting Pafos and the entire island of Cyprus across the world.
Photo: by: Foto Larko