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A Stamp for Fathers to be Released

Oct 31, 2013

Lithuania Post will commemorate Father’s Day by releasing a new stamp. The stamp dedicated to all fathers will appear in circulation on Saturday, June 1.

This is the first stamp released in Lithuania for Father’s Day. The stamp will be issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be released. On Saturday, postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation in Vilnius Main Post Office.

The author of the stamp, the artist Eglė Jakutavičiūtė, has created the stamp using her three-year-old niece‘s drawing under the title “Daddy”. The drawing of niece was also used for another stamp released on May 4; it was dedicated to Mother’s Day.

Father’s Day was founded in the United States of America. The movement to honour all fathers was initiated by Louise Dodd, whose father had raised six children after her mother’s death. In Lithuania, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of June.

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