In anticipation of the centenary of the Latvian army, Latvijas Pasts has issued three new stamps depicting the military equipment of the Latvian National Armed Forces for the territorial defence of the land, the sea and the air. The first day cancellation of the stamps is scheduled to take place in Ādaži post office at 11 Gaujas Street, from 9 AM to 6 PM on the 10th of July 2019, the birthday of the Latvian army.
The face value of each new stamp is € 0.50, which corresponds to the cost of sending an ordinary Class B letter within Latvia, while the print run of each individual stamp amounts to 100,000 copies. The release of the stamps is accompanied by a special cover with a print run of 1,000 copies. The new philatelic releases have been designed by the artist Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja.
The stamps depict the National Armed Forces’ combat vehicle reconnaissance (tracked) or CVR (T), staff and support vessel Virsaitis and helicopter Mi-17.
The Latvian Army was established on 10 July 1919 by combining the Independent Brigade with the Northern Latvia Brigade. A few months later, on the 11th of November, the newly established army liberated Riga from Bermont’s troops.
The main task of the Latvian National Armed Forces is the implementation of national security interests, ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Latvia, and regional and global stability, while caring for peace and well-being in the country, as well as performing other unforeseen tasks in emergency situations.
The stamps and the cover Latvian Army – 100 can be viewed here.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for the 26th of July.
About SJSC Latvijas Pasts
Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with around 3,800 employees. The quality measurements of Latvijas Pasts domestic mail deliveries are regularly conducted by Kantar TNS, one of the leading market, social and media research agencies in Latvia. In turn, the quality measurements of the cross-border deliveries are provided within the framework of the International Post Corporation through the intermediary of the research companies Kantar TNS, Ipsos and Quotas.
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