Rūta Meilutytė – One of the Most Favourite Themes for Postage Stamps

Oct 31, 2013

Lithuania Post has received more than thousand and a half suggestions from the public on the themes for the next year’s postage stamps. The residents wish to see not only conventional images, but today’s celebrates as well. Among the themes mentioned, Lithuania Post has received suggestions to issue stamps featuring swimmer Rūta Meilutytė, theatre director Oskaras Koršunovas, the dancers of “Žuvėdra”.

“This is the second time we have invited the public to give proposals on the themes for the next year’s stamps. We are glad that we have received suggestions twice as many as last year.

Each year Lithuania Post issues about 25-30 postage stamps, so it was a difficult task for the commission to select only 20 themes out of a thousand and half suggestions”, Lithuania Post’s Head of Philatelic Department Ervinas Vaišnoras said.

The residents offered such topics as traditional Lithuanian feasts, namely St John’s Feast, Shrove Tuesday, Christmas Eve, Easter, and Kaziukas Fair. Others suggested to depict Lithuanian dukes, cinema, Lithuanian cynology, Jews in Lithuania, healthy life-style, mushrooms in Lithuania, book spreaders, Lithuanian Presidents, aviation, smithery,Lithuanian Police, Lithuanian beer, windmills, and etc.

The residents could give their suggestions on the themes for postage stamps until February 15 on the company’s website or the company’s Facebook profile.

The themes for postage stamps are selected by the Postage Stamps Commission consisting of the representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Lithuania Post, artists, historians, and specialists from other spheres.

Last year, the Postage Stamps Commission has selected 6 themes out of all offered by the public:  Lithuanian Armed Forces (suggestion of Nerijus Kisielius from Vilnius), Postcrossing (Laima Viršilaitė from Skuodas), Lighthouses (Jurgita Tamušaitienė from Kaunas), Laser Industry (Tomas Taškauskas), Mother’s and Father’s Days (Dovilė Sirtautaitė from Rukai Village (Kėdainiai District).

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of postal access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post provides postal, logistic, and financial intermediation services.