New Postage Stamps with Railway Bridges of the Baltic States

Oct 31, 2013

This week one more stamp and a souvenir sheet featuring railway bridges will supplement the stamp collection. The new stamps will be released this Thursday, on October 25.

The stamp under the title Geležinkelių tiltai (Railway Bridges) featuring the Lyduvėnai Raiway Bridge, the longest and the highest bridge in Lithuania, will be released in the edition of 100 thousand copies. The nominal value of the stamp is LTL 8. The stamp has been created by the designer Valdonė Bručienė.

On Thursday, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will release a joint souvenir sheet named Baltijos geležinkelio tiltai (The Baltic Railway Bridges). The souvenir sheet depicts the three railway bridges: The Lyduvėnai Bridge in Lithuania, the Carnikavu Bridge in Latvia, and the Narva Bridge (the latter both in use) in Estonia.

The nominal value of each stamp is LTL 4. The edition of the souvenir sheet is 30 thousand copies. The souvenir sheet jointly issued by the three Baltic States has been created by the Estonian artist Indrek Ilves.

The first joint stamp was released by the Baltic States on 20 April 1995. It was dedicated to the Via Baltica Road.

On October 25 (Thursday) from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Lyduvėnai the stamp Lyduvėnų geležinkelio tiltas (The Lyduvėnai Railway Bridge) and the souvenir sheet Baltijos geležinkelio tiltai (The Baltic Railway Bridges) will be cancelled by the first date cancellation. Along with the stamps, the first day covers and sheets will be released.

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