Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Olive tree and its products 30.1.2014
A new commemorative stamp issue “The Olive tree and its products” was released by Cyprus Post on 30 January 2014. The issue comprises two stamps of the value of € 0, 34 and € 0, 51(se-tenant).
Cyprus has a long history of producing oil products. Olive trees have grown on the island since at least the Neolithic period (sixth millennium B.C.) and have been cultivated since the second millennium B.C.
Ancient oil presses for the production of olive oil dating back to the end of the 13th century B.C. have been discovered on Cyprus.
The Olive Tree and Its Products issue includes three stamps: a €0.34 denomination picturing an olive tree in the foreground and rolling hills covered with more trees in the background; and a pair of se-tenant €0.51 stamps showing ripe olives and a bottle of olive oil. Marianna Iacovou designed the stamps.
Thank you Merja.