Cyprus 2013 Folk Tale. Spanos and the Forty Dragons

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue Date : 13th November 2013
  • five self-adhesive values in a booklet
  • Designed by : Christina Vasiliadou Mezavorian, from linocut prints made by Hambis Tsangaris
  • Printed by : Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A., Athens
  • Print process : offset lithography
  • Perforations : die-cut 13 x 13
  • booklet dimensions height 89mm x width 220mm

Cypriot Folk Tales. Spanos and the Forty Dragons[edit]


Self-adhesive booklet (€1.70): contains single pane in composite design containing five perforated stamps (sold flat) Pane-contains €0.34 – Spanos tricking a purple dragon by appearing in a fake smoke cloud of ash; €0.34 – Spanos in a tree, with wild boar impaling itself on a sharp branch; €0.34 – Spanos joyously leaping over the river of Justice to be greeted by villagers; €0.34 Spanos and a dragon facing each other beside a whirlpool; €0.34 – Spanos pours hot resin from a jug on to a dragon Booklet cover depicts Spanos, villagers and dragons (linocut print)

booklet €1.70
booklet cover €1.70