Latvijas Pasts has made an addition to the series of stamps Latvian Manors: its second edition is dedicated to Hartmanis Manor at Kalnciema Street, Riga. The design of the new stamp in the form of a miniature painting was created by the artist Aleksejs Naumovs. The philatelic releases will first be available for purchase at the post offices of the largest cities, as well as in the e-shop of Latvijas Pasts https://veikals.pasts.lv/. The first day cancellation of the stamp is scheduled to take place at Riga post office No. 10, 41/43 Elizabetes Street, Riga, from 9 AM to 6 PM on the 31st of March 2023.
The second stamp in the series Latvian Manors features Hartmanis Manor, located at Kalnciema Street, Riga. The print run of the stamp is 50,000 copies, and its face value is €1.88, which corresponds to the postage of letter-post items in the weight class up to 20 grams to the countries in Group 12.
The release of the stamp is accompanied by the issue of a special cover with a print run of 500 copies. The stamp and the cover have been designed by the artist A. Naumovs, professor and former rector at the Art Academy of Latvia.
The Hartmanis Manor complex is one of the most beautiful elements of the unique cultural landscape of Kalnciema Street. Over the years, the property has been divided several times, but it has been now reunited in a single area. The manor complex includes the old and the new buildings, as well as auxiliary buildings. Part of the manor park has also been preserved. The old residential building was built around 1786 or shortly before. Hartmanis Manor has been placed on the statutory list of protected cultural monuments.
The new stamp and the cover Latvian Manors – Hartmanis Manor can be viewed here.
There are more than 1,000 manors in Latvia, and the fate of many of them has been quite harsh, so Latvijas Pasts provides insight into the history of Latvian manors and the development of architectural styles over the centuries through postage stamps.
The first stamp in the stamp series Latvian Manors was issued in 2022 and it was dedicated to Švarcmuiža Manor, located at Daugavgrīvas Street, Riga. All stamps in the series Latvian Manors can be seen here.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for the 14th of April.
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Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices and an extensive network of indoor and outdoor parcel lockers. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides commercial transport, express mail, parcel locker, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with around 2,700 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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