Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Special date covers from Latvia

Recently I have slowed down my activities regarding stamps and covers but here are two additions to my 'special date' collection. 12-12-2012. Two covers with the same stamps on it - 2011 Christmas issue with face value of 35 santims and 5 santims coat of arms of city Smiltene issued in 2012. 

This first cover was sent from the post office near my office. This post office has postal code LV-1001.

Second cover I left in the post box and it received cancel stamp from central post office with postal code LV-1000
This Christmas stamp is from set of two stamps issued on 2nd December 2011. Number of issued stamps like this are 2 000 000. Second stamp from this Christmas set is with face value of 60 santims but only 300 000 stamps like that were issued. Artist of both stamps are Ludis Danilāns.

Issue plan for 2013

In 2013 there will be 17(!) new stamp issues. You can see the list below. As you will notice then there are many anniversaries to which new stamps are dedicated. What I am personally looking forward is issue from the series of 100th anniversary of Latvian Republic which will be issued on 8th of November in 2013.

January
- 11.01.2013 Coats of Arms (Vārkava, Strenči and Varakļāni - 3 stamps)
- 30.01.2013 Free theme (1 stamp)

February
- 15.02.2013 Modern architecture (1 stamp)

March
- 08.03.2013 Flowers (Iris - 1 stamp)

April
- 19.04.2013 Europa 2013 (2 stamps)

May
- 14.05.2013 150th anniversary of Pauls Valdens (1 block)

June
- 07.06.2013 Birds of Latvia (2 stamps)
- 28.06.2013 XXV Song and Dance festival (1 block)

July
- 12.07.2013 150th anniversary of the first stamp issued in Latvia (1 stamp)
- 26.07.2013 Pets - Cats (2 stamps)
- 26.07.2013 Latvian Ports - Liepāja Freeport (1 stamp)

August
[none]

September
- 03.09.2013 150th anniversary of Latvian Agriculture Academy (1 stamp)
- 25.09.2013 Marks Rotko (1 stamp)

October
- 08.10.2013 25th anniversary of Popular Front (1 stamp)
- 22.10.2013 425th anniversary of printing in Latvia (1 stamp)

November
- 08.11.2013 100th anniversary of Latvian Republic (3 stamps)
- 29.11.2013 Christmas (2 stamps)

December
[none]

Source: Latvian Post office