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Lithuanian Military Uniforms in the New Stamp

Oct 31, 2013

For the first time ever, Lithuania Post is going to release a stamp featuring Lithuanian military uniforms. The new stamp will appear in circulation on Saturday, August 24.

Aušrelė Ratkevičienė, the painter having created the stamp, decided to depict the uniforms worn by soldiers of Professional Military Service of Ground Forces during official ceremonies. The stamp Lithuanian Military Uniforms will be released in the edition of 80 000 copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover will be released. On Saturday, at Vilnius Main Post Office, letter-post items paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation.

The Lithuanian Army was restored on April 25, 1990. The country’s Armed Forces of the periods ~1200-1251 and 1261-1795 was called The Army of the Great Duchy of Lithuania. Lithuania of the period of 1918-1940 had the Interwar Lithuanian Army.

At present, the Lithuanian Armed Forces consist of 15 thousand soldiers and civil servants. The Lithuanian Army is made of Regular Forces comprising Ground Forces, Air Forces, Naval Forces, and Special Operations Forces, Volunteer Forces and active reserve.

In the course of a year, Lithuania Post issues on average 25-30 stamps. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.