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.

Catalogue/e-shop

 

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 2019

No. Subject Number of Stamps

Value (EUR)

Release date
1. Coats of arms of cities and regions of Latvia 3 0.50
0.54
0.57
18.01
2. Distinguished Latvian artists - Janis Valters SHH 0.50x2 08.02
3. The unique exhibits of Museum of Nature 1 1.57 15.02
4. Lighthouses 1 0.90 15.03
5. Architecture - Water-towers 1 0.61 29.03
6. Europa - national bird White wagtail 2 0.78
1.71
26.04
7. Mother's day 1 0.50 10.05
8. History of automobile engineering - Motor Museum 1 1.39 24.05
9. Līgo wreath 1 0.50 13.06
10. 150th Anniversary of graphic artist - Rihards Zarins 1 0.57 27.06
11. Centenary of Latvian Army 1 0.50
0.50
0.50
10.07
12. Blind talents - painters 1 0.90 26.07
13. Centenary of Art Academy of Latvia 1 0.85 20.08
14. Latvian Fund for Nature - Lesser spotted eagle 1 0.78 16.08
15. Father's day 1 0.50 08.09
16. Centenary of University of Latvia 2 0.57
0.85
27.09
17. Ivan Zavoloko, proponent of the Old Belief 1 0.90 03.10
18. 250th Anniversary of Garlieb Merkel 1 1.71 01.11
19. Centenary of National Armed Forces Staff Battalion  1 0.50 08.11
20. Christmas 3 0.50
0.78
0.85
22.11
21. Flowers (Reprints) As necessary    

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

Altogether: 25 postages, 1 SHH of stamps.

Special stamping plan for 2019.

No. Subject Release date
1. Centenary of Latvian Customs 12.01.

 

Postage stamp publishing plan for 2020

No. Subject Quantity in set
1. Coats of arms of cities and regions of Latvia 3
2. The unique exhibits of Museum of Nature 1
3. Birds of Latvia 2
4. Water-towers 1
5. Europa - Ancient postal routes 2
6. Lighthouses 1
7. Distinguished Latvian artists - Gustav Klutsis 1 SSH
8. Free theme 1
9. Centenary of the first Latvian opera "Baņuta" 1
10. International Plant Protection year 1
11. History of Latvian navigation 1
12. Ludwig van Beethoven - 250 1
13. Centenary of Riga State Techhnical School 1
14. Christmas 3
15. Flowers (reprints) 4

* Dates and face values of postage stamps can be changed according with warehouse balance. 
Altogether: 19 stamps, 1 SHH, 4 reprints.

Special cancellations

No. Subject Release date
1. Rally Sarma  

 

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