Philately

Philately is the action of collecting postage stamps and other publications by collectors – philatelists.

Postage stamps are postage payment marks, used for paying for mailing of letters.

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Collections of postage stamps can be created according to various principles. Collections can be made of postage stamps of a particular country in chronological order as well as of those dedicated to particular topics, such as flora, fauna, sports, Olympics, space, etc.

Collectors can create their own collections of used (stamped) and unused postage stamps. People also collect postage stamp blocks, sheets, blocks of four stamps, First Day Covers, special sealing envelopes, stamp exhibition booklets and other postal publications.

The paper used for printing stamps, as well as the featured watermarks, colour variations, perforations and other parameters of the stamps are important. 


In the Republic of Latvia, the social life of philatelists is organised by the Latvian Philatelist Union.

 

Philately accessories can be viewed and ordered from the order catalogue.

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If you are interested in philately and philately services offered by us, contact the employees of our bond development department by calling 67608212 or writing to infofil@pasts.lv

 

 

 

Postage stamp publishing plan for 2016

No. Subject Number of Stamps Face value (EUR) Release date
1. 25 years to January barricades 1 0.54 13.01.
2. Coats of Arms (standards) 3 0.50, 0.57, 1.39 29.01.
3. Unique exhibits of Museum of Nature 1 1.71 19.02.
4. Flowers - Water - lily 1 0.50 04.03.
5. 150th Anniversary of Janis Rozentals SHH of 2 stamps 0.50x2 18.03.
6. Floorball World Championship 1 0.64 09.04.
7. Europa - Think Green 2 0.78, 0.78 09.05.
8. The Birds 2 0.71, 1.71 20.05.
9. Mass deportation of 1941 and Litene's tragedy SSH of 2 stamps 0.50x2 14.06.
10. Latvian architecture 1 1.57 15.07.
11. Free theme 1 0.50 23.07.
12. 25th Anniversary of  Latvian Republic  Constitutional Law  the adoption 1 0.50 21.08.
13. 50th Anniversary of Bikernieku track 1 0.57 09.09.
14. Railway history 2 1.49 12.09.
15. 25 years of entry of Latvia into the UN 1 0.54 18.09.
16. 175th Anniversary of  Andrejs Pumpurs 1 1.41 22.09.
17. The Lighthouses 1 0.90 07.10.
18. Janis Pommers 1 0.50 12.10.
19. Historical ships  of the 19th century 1 0.61 28.10.
20. 25th Anniversary of Baltic Assembly (issued together with Lithuanian and Estonian postal administrations)

1

SSH 

0.50

1.39

08.11.
21. Paralympic games champions 3 0.50, 0.50, 0.50 15.11.
22. 100th Anniversary of Latvia Republic 3 0.57 ,0.64, 1.42 17.11.
23. Christmas 2 0.50, 0.78 25.11.
24. Flowers and Coats of Arms (reprints) 6   As necessary

*Reprints of Coats of Arms of Cities and Regions are released on request 
Dates and face values of postage Stamps can change

Altogether: 30 postages, 3 SHH of stamps and 6 reprints.

Special stamping plan for 2016
 

No. Subject                       Release date
1.  100th Anniversary of Latvian War Museum 15.09.
2.  150th Anniversary of Martins Buclers 12.12.


 

Postage stamp publishing plan for 2017

No. Subject Number of Stamps Face value (EUR) Release date
1. Latvian county and city coats of arms (Standard) Olaine district, Malpils district, Roja district 3 0.50;0.57;1.39 13.01.
2. Unique exhibits of Museum of Nature 1 1.42 17.02.
3. Flowers - Freesia 1 0.64 03.03.
4. Europa - Castles 2 0.78;1.71 21.04.
5. Historical ships of the 19th century 1 0.61 09.05.
6. Free theme - My family (Family day) 1 0.50 15.05.
7. The excellent Latvian artists - Janis Tidemanis SHH of 1stamps 0.50 x 2 26.05.
8. Latvian Motor Museum - History of automobiles 1 1.39 02.06.
9. Latvian animals 1 0.85 16.06.
10. Latvian birds 2 0.50;1.41 14.07.
11. Modern artists 1 1.49 18.08.
12. Latvian lighthouses 1 0.90 09.09.
13. Latvian architecture 
Academic Center of Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia
1 1.39 28.09.
14. 150th Anniversary of E.Veidenbaums 1 0.57 03.10.
15. Honour over power 1 0.50 20.10.
16. 500th Anniversary of reformation 1 0.85 31.10.
17. 100th Anniversary of Latvian Republic 3 0.50;0.57;1.42 03.11.
18. Christmas 3 0.50;0.78;0.85 24.11.
19. Flowers (reprints) 4 0.01;0.04;0.07;010 13.01.(As necessary)

*Dates and face values of postage Stamps can change according with balance warehouse.

Altogether: 25 postages, 1 SHH of stamps and 4 reprints.

Special stamping plan for 2017

No. Subject Release date
1. 25th Anniversary of Youth Guard 25.01.
2. 100th Anniversary of Elza Radzina 10.02.
3. 90th Anniversary of Riga Latvian Society stamp collector and numismatic department 07.05.
4. 100th Anniversary of Latvian Scout 11.08.

 

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