When Cyprus was under British government, adhesive bands were used to seal playing-card packages.
This is a band that was in use around 1950, at the end of
the reign of George VI.|
The text is 'G. R.' (for 'George Rex'), 'CYPRUS.', 'PLAYING CARDS.' and 'DUTY PAID.'.
This is a similar band that was in use probably around the same time.|
The text is the same as on the previous band. Note that the length of the band and its colour and the border are different.