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On Saturday to come, January 19, Lithuania Post will release a souvenir sheet with three stamps from the series “Humans and Nature”.

In the new stamps the artist Greta Gruzdaitytė has depicted the red fox, bearded tit, and the endangered moorland spotted orchid.   

Each stamp has a nominal value of LTL 3. The souvenir sheet “The Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve” will be issued in the edition of 20 000 copies. Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be released.

On the day of release, postal correspondence paid by the stamps from this souvenir sheet will be marked by the special first day cancellation.

The Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve is the first Lithuanian site included into the UNESCO list of biosphere reserves. The reserve is located in the southern part of Lithuania, the south-western edge of physical-geographical region of the plateau of the Nemunas middle course and the lower course of the River Neris. It comprises the Žuvintas and Amalva wetland complexes, the forest of Bukta located at the western part of the Žuvintas Reserve, and the Lake of Žaltytis along with nearby swampy areas.

This is one of the richest territories of Lithuania being exclusive for a diverse and unique nature complex. The territory also gives shelter for rare and endangered flora and fauna species as well as communities of wet meadows that are now rare in Lithuania.

The name of Žuvintas became famous because of birds. Numerous birds of the lake attracted investigators already since the 19th century. Almost 227 species of birds have been observed in the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve since 1980. Out of them, 153 species used to breed or are breeding here. The Lake of Žuvintas is called “the cradle of Lithuanian swans” as the mute swan has spread from here to other Lithuanian lakes.

Lithuania Post issues 25-30 postage stamps on a yearly basis. Lithuania Post provides postal, courier, and financial intermediation services.

It is the second subsequent year when Lithuania Post is addressing the public to give proposals on topics for postage stamps (2014). Both residents and various organizations can give their suggestions until February 15.

“Last year residents gave proposals on more than one thousand topics for postage stamps. Out of them, we have selected 6 topics based on which the stamps will be designed this year.

We hope that this year residents will actively offer topics and thus make their contribution to the design of postage stamps,” Lithuania Post’s Head of Philatelic Department Ervinas Vaišnoras said.

Suggestions regarding the topics for postage stamps can be given on Lithuania Post’s website www.post.lt or its profile at Facebook. If the offered topic is really original, Lithuania Post will release a stamp on this topic, and the author will be awarded.

There are no any limitations with regard to the topics or the authors of proposals. Suggestions can be made by everyone: residents and organizations. Proposals can be submitted until 15 February.

Last year the Postage Stamp Release Commission has selected 6 topics offered by residents: Lithuanian Armed Forces (offered by Nerijus Kisielius from Vilnius), Postcrossing (Laima Viršilaitė from Skuodas), Lighthouses (Jurgita Tamušaitienė from Kaunas), Laser Industry (Tomas Taškauskas from Vilnius), Mother’s and Father’s Day (Dovilė Sirtautaitė from Rukai village in Kėdainiai district).

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

Lithuania Post is inviting everyone technically minded to visit Vilnius Main Post Office to see a new philatelic exhibition “Lithuanian Railway Bridges” starting today.

 More than 500 postcards, cards, and photographs featuring the railway bridges in Lithuania are shown in the exhibition of Henrikas Kebeikis, one of the most famous Lithuanian philatelists.

The collection also includes postcards and photographs received from Poland and Russia.

The author of the exhibition H. Kebeikis expressed hope that the exhibition will be interesting both to see and use as an educational means.

There were three stages in the development of Lithuanian railway network. The first stage covers the period from World War I when Lithuania was a part of Russia, and Klaipėda Region belonged to Germany. In this stage, bridges in the territory of Lithuania were built by Russians and Germans.

The second stage covers the period from 1915 until 1918 when Lithuania was under the occupation of Germany. The third stage starts with restoration of independence.

H. Kebeikis has received more than 80 awards for his collections.

The exhibition in Vilnius Main Post Office will be open until February 9. The exhibition’s second part will be shown later.

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

The first stamp of this year will be released on Saturday, January 5. The new stamp is intended to commemorate the 600th anniversary of Samogitia Christianizationand establishment of the Samogitia Diocese.

The first this year’s stamp has been designed by the artist Mindaugas Gribauskas. The stamp will be issued in the edition of 80 000 copies with a nominal value of LTL 2.45 (EUR 0.71).

The stamp features the first Samogitian bishop Motiejus Trakiškis and a fragment from Włodzimierz Tetmajer‘s fresco “Christianization of Lithuania” (Sosnowiec Cathedral, Poland).

Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be released. On Saturday, in Telšiai Main Post Office, all letter-post items paid by the new stamp will be marked with the first day cancelation.

The Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas and the King of Poland Vladislovas Jogaila (Władysław II Jagiełło), with the aim to bring the Grand Duchy of Lithuania closer to the culture of Western Europe, started Christianising Lithuania in 1387 following the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. However, due to a specific political and historical situation, Samogitia further remained a pagan region. Vytautas and Jogaila initiated Christianization of Samogitians only in 1413, and the process was finalized in 1417 with the establishment of the Samogitia Diocese.

The Baptists sailed by boats by the River Dubysa and completed their journey on foot at Luokė near the Šatrija Hill. Several thousands of Samogitians were baptized in the course of this journey.

The Christianization mission was completed in 1417 by the legates of the Constance Council: the archbishop of Lviv Jonas (Joannes) andthe bishop of Vilnius Petras having established the Diocese of Samogitia with the centre in Medininkai (Varniai at present). The first Samogitian bishop assigned was Motiejus Trakiškis.

On the initiative Vytautas, the Church of St Alexander was built in Varniai.

The 600th anniversary of Samogitia Christianization will be celebrated in Telšiai, Žemaičių Kalvarija, and Varniai.

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.

The postage stamps to be released in 2013 will be created by 11 artists. In total, 25 stamps will be put into circulation in the course of 2013.

With the end of the year, Lithuania Post is announcing the authors who will design the next year’s stamps. All in all, 11 artists will design the stamps of 2013: 4 stamps will be designed by the artist Mindaugas Gribauskas. Indrė Ratkevičiūtė, Eglė Jakutavičiūtė, Tomas Dragūnas, Eglė Ratkutė, Aušrelė Ratkevičienė will create 2 stamps each, and Evelina Paukštytė, Rolandas Grigaravičius, Vilius Bručas, and Laima Matuzonytė will create one stamp each. The artist Greta Gruzdaitytė will create the souvenir sheet and two postage stamps dedicated to the Holy Christmas and New Year.

The themes of the Holy Christmas and New Year, the Red Data Book of Lithuania, the Chinese New Year, Lithuanian National Olympics, Technical Monuments have received the greatest attention from the artist’s side. The commission has received the largest number of draft projects on these themes.

However, not all authors of the postage stamps to be released next year are already known. A supplementary contest will be announced to design the postage stamps on the following themes: Lithuanian Military Uniforms,600th Anniversary of Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, 80th Anniversary of S. Darius and S. Girėnas Transatlantic Flight. Also, artist will be invited to submit their designs of prepaid postcards on the theme the Holy Christmas and New Year.

The winners of the stamp design contest have received monetary awards. The first place winner having created one stamp has received 1000 litas. The second place winner has received 750 litas, and the third place winner – 450 litas. The author having presented the design of two stamps from a series or a souvenir sheet with three stamps has received an award of 1500 litas. The second place winner has received 1000 litas award, and the third place winner – 750 litas.

The first place winner among prepaid postcards designers will receive the award of 1500 litas. The second and third place winners will receive respectively 1000 litas and 750 litas.

The winners of the contest were selected by a special commission consisting of the representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Lithuania Post, artists, historians, and specialist from other spheres.

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

From this day on, the Vilnius Main Post Office will host the exhibition presented by one of the most famous Lithuanian philatelists Henrikas Kebeikis. The exhibition namedThe Bridges Crossing Small Basin Tributaries to the River Neris shows various photographs and postcards featuring bridges across the River Neris and its 8 tributaries.

“The exposition will be interesting to everyone who cares about Lithuanian roads and bridges, their development and maintenance in the course of different historical periods.

The exhibition reminds the names of architects who built the bridges. It is very important to remember the works of Lithuanian road builders as their input into the country’s development is really immense,” the author of the exhibition H. Kebeikis said.

All in all, almost five hundred various photographs and postcards featuring 63 bridges are exhibited.

H. Kebeikis has been collecting postage stamps for almost half a century, since 1961. He started collecting postcards with bridges in 1963 after graduating from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute. The interest in such postcards strengthened in 1967 when H. Kebeikis conducted reconstruction works of Alytus A. Juozapavičius and Kaniūkai Bridges.

For all his collections H. Kebeikis has received more than 80 international awards.

The exhibition The Bridges Crossing Small Basin Tributaries to the River Neris will be open to the public until the 5th of January 2013.

Despite the fact that more than a month remains until the main winter holidays, Lithuania Post is inviting residents to see about Christmas greetings. From this day on, the main post offices start selling pre-paid Christmas postcards.

This is the first time ever Lithuania Post has issued pre-paid postcards of authorial work. Such postcards are special for no need for postage stamps that are already printed on the postcards.

Ignas Krupavičius, TV presenter of Labas rytas, Lietuva, the programme of the Lithuanian Radio and Television, and his wife Toma said that this was the first time they designed Christmas postcards. They are glad that Lithuania Post liked their designs best.

“Life is full of surprises, and this is one of them. We found out about this contest by accident and started putting forward the idea on taking part in it. Warmth. Love. Sentiments. Grandmother in the countryside. Warm mittens and socks knitted by her. This is how surrounded by Christmas mood the postcards came to the light”, Ignas and Toma Krupavičius said.

All in all, 10 draft designs have been submitted for the contest of pre-paid postcards. The postcards of red colour created by Ignas and Toma feature Christmas socks and mittens. Each of the postcards has been issued in the edition of 10 000 copies.

The nominal values of the postcards differ. They are LTL 1.35 for sending in Lithuania and LTL 2.45 for sending abroad. The selling prices are respectively LTL 2.65 and LTL 3.75.

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

On Saturday, November 10, Lithuania Post will release the last stamps of this year. They will be dedicated to Holy Christmas and New Year.

The two postage stamps will be issued in relation with winter season. One of them featuring a Christmas view will be intended for sending in Lithuania. Its nominal value is LTL 1.35. The nominal value of another stamp is LTL 2.45. It features a festive morning and can be used for cross-border items.

The author of the both stamps is the artist Vilius Bručas. The stamp intended for domestic items will be released in the edition of 700 000 copies, and the edition of the second stamp is 200 000 copies.

The first day cover and sheet will be issued along with the stamps. On Saturday in Vilnius Main Post Office all correspondence items paid by the new stamps will be marked by the first day cancellation.

Stamps dedicated to Christmas have been issued in Lithuania since 1994. The author of the first stamp named Holy Christmas is the artist Ieva Načiulytė. The stamp with the nominal value of 20 centas depicted the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus in the background of the Three Crosses in Vilnius. This stamp was issued in the edition of 500 000 copies.

On average, Lithuania Post issues 25-30 stamps in the course of every year. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

With the year 2013 approaching, Lithuania Post has issued a special calendar made of children‘s drawings. Everyone buying the calendar will express support to children suffering from an illness or disease. Everyone buying Lithuania Post’s calendar will donate 50 centas to the Children‘s Disease Clinic in Kaunas.

Head of Lithuania Post’s Marketing and Communication Department Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said:
“Last year we arranged a children’s drawing contest that received a lot of attention. We received many drawings featuring the future post. We wished the public to see the drawings; therefore, this calendar was issued. Besides, everyone buying the calendar gives support to children suffering from an illness or disease.”

The price of the special Lithuania Post’s calendar 2013 is LTL 5.5. Everyone buying the calendar will make a donation of 50 centas towards the Children‘s Disease Clinic under the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

The Lithuania Post’s calendar is exceptional for its drawings created by children. All twelve months and the cover are illustrated by different drawings. This calendar is a means for children support and a source for monthly joy.

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

Today a new post office was opened in the Verslo trikampis Business Centre. The sub-office of the 9th Vilnius Post Office was moved from its previous place in A. Vivulskio St to J. Jasinskio St.

“Many companies that constantly use the postal services have their offices in this business centre. For the convenience of our customers, the post office has been moved closer to them,” CEO of Lithuania Post Lina Minderienė said.

In the new place the post office will have extended business hours. Since now the customers of the sub-office of the 9th Vilnius Post Office will receive postal services from 7:30 until 18:00 on business days. On weekends the post office will be closed.

In this sub-office, customers can send items, subscribe to periodicals, pay fees and charges, receive insurance or consumer credits, make use of leasing services, send and/or receive money orders.

After moving the sub post-office of the 9th Vilnius Post Office to the new premises, the customers in Naujamiestis District will further receive postal services. As usually, they will be served by the 9th Vilnius Post Office located at the address Vytenio g. 2 or the 6th Vilnius Post Office located in the shopping centre Maxima XXX at the address Mindaugo g. 11.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštasruns the widest network of access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post also provides logistic, financial intermediation and electronic services.

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