Thursday, January 26, 2012

Canadian diversity

I believe this was first cover that I received in 2012. In general nice cover with four stamps with cancellation. But the themes of the stamps is very different. On the right corner there is a stamp issued in 1988 Christmas set. It is Scott #1224 (Icons of the Eastern Church) named "Virgin and Child". Next to the virgin there is a Canadian Forces Snowbirds Aerobaltics Team. For others it will be easier to find it under Scott #2158. This stamp was issued in 2006.



And then there are two more stamps - one also with religious theme with the words "Seventh-day Adventist Church" and below that one there is a stamp with colourful stamp with Polistes Fuscatus.

Issue plan for 2012 | Latvian Post

I am back. And first post in 2012 is about issue plan from Latvian Post office for the year 2012.


  • 7th January - coat of arms of Riga, Piltene and Lielvārde (3 stamps)
  • 27th January - winner of Latvian Post stamp design contest in 2011 (1 stamp)
  • 11th February - flowers - this time Lily (1 stamp)
  • 17th March - Europa - Visit.. (2 stamps)
  • 14th April - 100th anniversary of Riga Zoo (3 stamps)
  • 25th April - 150th anniversary of Jānis Misiņš (1 stamp)
  • 11th May - ports of Latvia - free port of Ventspils (1 stamp)
  • 16th June - birds (2 stamps)
  • 14th July - Olympic games in London (1 stamp)
  • 18th August - 450th anniversary of Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (block of 2 stamps)
  • 23rd August - 125th anniversary of Friedrich Cander (1 stamp)
  • 8th September - contemporary architecture of Latvia (1 stamp)
  • 6th October - joint issue of the Baltic states - rail road (1 block, 1 stamp)
  • 13th October - 150th anniversary of Riga Technical University (1 stamp)
  • 10th November - 100th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia (3 stamps)
  • 1st December - Christmas (2 stamps)
Overall there will be 16 new stamp issues this year. And now it seems that quite lot of them will be dedicated to anniversary of something. The dates might change for the stamp issue. You are free to look in the original source of this information - Latvian Post web site.