FDC`s and stamps

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Here you will find information on recent Latvian postage stamps and FDC covers. As well as the many covers, stamps and postcards that I'm getting from you, my friends .

25 februāris, 2010

Postcard from Russia

Thank you Lavr+ for this nice postcard.

Cover from Austria

The term Kleinbahn (literally 'small railway') was a concept used especially in Prussia for a railway line that "on account of its low importance for general railway transport" had less strict requirements placed on its construction and operation that main lines (Hauptbahnen) or secondary lines (Nebenbahnen i.e. normal branch lines). Even public railway lines built for constructional or industrial purposes were counted as Kleinbahnen.
Thanks Edna for nice cover.

Cover from Island

22 februāris, 2010

Cover from France

Many thanks to my friend Eric from France.I recommend visit his wonderful blog http://timbredujura.blogspot.com/

Cover from Canada :)

FDC from Poland

Poland has already won three silver and one bronze medal.They won Adam Malysz, Ski Jumping and Justyna Kowalczyk, Cross-Country Skiing.Keep up!

Thank you Andrzej for this nice FDC.

Postcard from Turkey

Hydra (Greek: Ύδρα, pronounced [ˈiðra], sometimes in English spelled Idhra to reflect the Greek pronunciation) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (Υδρέα, derived from the Greek word for "water"), which was a reference to the springs on the island.
Hydra is also a municipality and one of the few provinces in Greece to have two municipalities — which includes the island of Dokos (pop. 13) — yet fewer than five communes. However, there are no municipal boundaries on the island and its smaller islands.
There is one main town, known simply as "Hydra port" (pop. 2,526 in 2001). It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. Most of the local residences, as well as the hostelries on the island are located on these streets. Other small villages or hamlets on the island include Mandraki (pop. 33), Kamini, Vlychos (28), Palamidas (18), Episkopi, and Molos (2).

Thank Alex for this nice postcard!

19 februāris, 2010

New definitive stamp issue.

Latvian Post issued reprint of definitive stamps.The Coats of Arms of Latvia`s Towns and Regions.
Coats of Arms -PREIĻI(reprint)
Issued date: 15.02.10
Edition :2000000

FDC from Portugal

FDC from Portugal

FDC from France

Postcard from St.Petersburg,Russia

16 februāris, 2010

What do you know about this art style - Art Nouveau?

Art Nouveau District.
The architectural and artistic answer to the literary Modernist movement that began in the late 19th century was the Art Nouveau movement in Europe. The Art Nouveau movement reached its peak in the early 20th century, which is when the majority of Riga’s Art Nouveau houses were built, beginning in 1899. Riga’s term for the movement, Jugendstil, comes from the German and Scandinavian movement named after the avant-garde periodical Jugend (“Youth”). Unlike the stiffer sensibilities of Victorian style, Art Nouveau stressed a complete creative freedom, mixing fantastic elements with a tendency to show all utilitarian construction elements as artistic value, with very characteristic elements such as dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines and geometrical ornaments. In Riga, Art Nouveau could be split into two main directions, decorative and romantic-nationalistic Art Nouveau.

Riga is one of the largest centres of Art Nouveau, with more than a third of the buildings of its Central district built in the style; other significant centres include Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna,Krakow, and Moscow and St.Petersburg, among others. The main street for Riga’s Art Nouveau district is Elizabetes, which intersects Brivibas Boulevard. In addition to Elizabetes Street, Alberta and Strelnieku Streets also feature impressive examples of the style. In total, there are over 800 Art Nouveau buildings in Riga, but finding them all would be quite an ambitious undertaking, so we’ll try to guide you to the most noteworthy ones.
Significantly, most of the Art Nouveau buildings were designed and built by Latvian architects. Buildings in the decorative Art Nouveau style by one of the most famous architects, Mikhail Eisenstein (father of director Sergei Eisenstein), can be found at Elizabetes 10a and 10b, as well as at Alberta 2, 2a, 4, 8 and 13. On Alberta 13 stands a building from 1904 which now houses the Riga Graduate School of Law, which is fully restored and publicly accessible. Right around the corner, Strelnieku Street also features eccentric examples of the style. Romantic-nationalist Art Nouveau can be seen in the buildings by Latvian architects E. Laube, K. Peksens, and A. Vanags, such as those on Terbatas Street 15/17 and Brivibas Street 47, 58, and 62.
If you have the opportunity to send a postcard with this art style, I would be very grateful.

Cover from Lithuania with two beautifull postcards

Issue date: 2010 01 30

The XXI Olympic Winter Games shall take place in Vancouver, city of Canada, on 12-28 of February 2010.The Games expect to have participants from almost 100 countries. That will be a new record of the number of participating countries in the history of Winter Olympics. The authors of this record will be also sportsmen from Lithuania. Four skiers, one biathlete and one alpine skier will represent our country. For the biathlon contestant Diana Rasimovičiūtė and skier Irina Terentjeva it will be the third Winter Olympics.The debut of Lithuania in the Olympic Winter Games was in 1928, when the skater Kęstutis Bulota performed in St. Moritz. Lithuania has two champions of Winter Olympics: biathlete Algimantas Šalna and his team won gold in the relay in 1984 Sarajevo Games, and the skier Vida Vencienė became Olympic champion in 1988 in Calgary. She also became a bronze medallist there.The sportsmen will be given 1 014 medals in Vancouver.


Face value – 2,45 Lt.Edition: 0,15 m.

Artist H. Ratkevičius.Offset. Art paper. Stamp – 34,5x30 mm. Perf.14. Sheet of 10 (5x2) stamps. The margins of a sheet are with pictures.
Printed in Osterreichishe Staatsdrukerei GmbH printing-house in Vienna (Austria).

The Castle of Kaunas.

The Island castle of Trakai (14th-15th c.)

Thank you Ida for the wonderful cards and especially the Olympic stamp.

08 februāris, 2010

Latvia has also issued postage stamps in honor of the Olympic Games in Vancouver!

The long awaited is here ..:)

And what do you think of this issue?

Mhhh.....I like to, but not so much to say that this would be my favorite Olympic issue.

On postage stamps featuring ice hockey.Thats right,because Ice hockey in Latvia is the No. 1 sport!
Great achievement for our team no yet been, but we love them and faning for them.Our fans are the best in the world.

03 februāris, 2010

Issues plan in Latvian post

Hello friends and my blog visitors
If you wish to receive any of these issues, please write to me .
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