Latvia First Day Cover - Sigulda Ludza Dobele

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The Latvian original First Day Cover  in a good condition. Time period of Latvian second independence from 2000 up untill nowadays.

Dimensions – approx size 115 mm x 161 mm.

Material –paper

Tittle - Sigulda Ludza Dobele

Issue type - unused

Color – multi color

Desinger – J.Utāns

Stamped date – 29.01.2002

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Postal history in the territory that now constitutes Latvia began during the 13th century, when the Archbishopric of Riga was included to the area of postal operations of the Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights and the Hanseatic League. In 1580 the Hanseatic League issued their first known regulations on courier work and payroll (German: Botenordnung), regulations that also were active in the territory that now constitutes Latvia.

From 1581 to 1621, when Riga was under the rule of the Duchy of Livonia, and also from 1621 to 1710, when it was a part of Swedish Livonia, postal services were used only for governmental purposes. 

Latvia proclaimed its independence on 18 November 1918, and issued its first stamps on 18 December. The design was a depiction of the country's Coat of Arms. Unusually, since paper was in short supply, the first printings were on the backs of leftover German military maps; by 1919, paper with ruled lines was in use.

Latvia issued a variety of definitive and commemorative stamps through the 1920s and 1930s. Definitives used variations on a design featuring the arms, surmounted by three stars, representing Vidzeme, Courland, and Latgale.

As part of the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940, a series of 13 stamps were issued, depicting the arms of Soviet Latvia and inscribed "Latvijas // PSR".

Post-war, Latvia reverted to the use of Soviet stamps.

With the restoration of independence, Latvia resumed its own stamp program.

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    Latvia First Day Cover - Sigulda Ludza Dobele

    Latvia First Day Cover - Sigulda Ludza Dobele

    The Latvian original First Day Cover  in a good condition. Time period of Latvian second independence from 2000 up untill nowadays.

    Dimensions – approx size 115 mm x 161 mm.

    Material –paper

    Tittle - Sigulda Ludza Dobele

    Issue type - unused

    Color – multi color

    Desinger – J.Utāns

    Stamped date – 29.01.2002

    The pictures are from actual item that you will recieve.