On the 22nd of November 2023, Latvijas Pasts releases three new postage stamps in the Christmas series so that everyone can have a chance to send their Christmas and New Year greetings in time for the holidays, evoking a festive mood. The designer of the philatelic releases dedicated to the holiday theme is the artist Ludis Danilāns. The first day cancellation of the stamps is scheduled to take place at Riga post office No. 10, 41/43 Elizabetes Street, from 9 AM to 6 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of November.
Latvijas Pasts has issued the traditional end-of-the-year stamps, highlighting the approach of the holidays and the timely sending of greetings. The new releases in the Christmas series have been designed by the artist L. Danilāns, who depicted a joyful festive evening. The stamps have a self-adhesive base and are accompanied by a special holiday cover with a print run of 500 copies.
Each of the stamps has a different face value and print run. The stamp with a face value of €1.65 corresponds to the postage of letter-post items in the weight class up to 20 grams within Latvia, and its print run is 300,000 copies. The stamp with a face value of €1.83 covers the postage of letter-post items in the weight class up to 20 grams to the countries located in Group 13, and the print run of this stamp is 100,000 copies. In turn, the print run of the stamp with a face value of €2.08 is 100,000 copies and it can be used for paying the postage of letter-post items in the weight class up to 20 grams to the countries located in Group 14.
The Christmas stamps and cover can be viewed here.
Latvijas Pasts launched the Christmas series of stamps in 1994, and so far more than 80 Christmas stamps with a print run of over one hundred million copies have been released. The stamps in the Christmas series that have been issued to date are available for viewing here.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for January 2024.
Philatelic works issued by Latvijas Pasts are highly valued among the company’s customers, as well as among philatelic collectors and experts. On the basis of stringently regulated standards, international associations of collectors of philatelic materials have determined that the stamps issued by Latvijas Pasts are on par with the philatelic releases issued by the largest countries in the world. As a result, these stamps are routinely included both in the catalogues of philatelic releases recognised around the world and in the collections of prestigious collectors.
About SJSC Latvijas Pasts
Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services in more than 600 post offices throughout Latvia. The company provides the universal postal service, commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly state-owned company with around 2,500 employees.
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