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Lithuania Post makes its contribution to the project Pirk dramblį (Buy an Elephant) and invites all citizens of Lithuania to support inhabitants of the Lithuanian Zoo by obtaining special postcards. Part of funds raised will be transferred to the Zoo of Lithuania.

“Sending of postcards is an inseparable part of Lithuania Post’s activities. When joining this project we had an aim not only to help the inhabitants of the Zoo living in unfavourable conditions but also to remind the citizens of pleasure to receive a handwritten letter or postcard. Winter holidays are approaching, let’s surprise friends and relatives by sending warm greetings,” Lithuania Post’s Head of Marketing and Communication Department Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said.

All in all, Lithuania Post has issued 5 different postcards featuring the main heroes of the project Pirk dramblį: the female donkey Roza, the female pygmy hippopotamus Coliukė, the tufted capuchin Muntis, the amur tiger Edas, and the female Grant's zebra Audra.

The postcards are available for purchase at post offices. 50 centas of each sold postcard will be transferred to the account of the Zoo of Lithuania. The raised funds will be used for measures improving health and living conditions of the animals and other essential needs.

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.

The ones already puzzling over Christmas gifts for relatives or friends are invited to post offices: Lithuania Post offers a practical and original present, namely, a calendar with postcards.

“At the end of each year people usually dispose of old calendars. With intention to use calendars not only for their primary purpose, but to have them useful afterwards, we decided to turn pictures featured on every calendar page into postcards. At the end of the month, calendar user can tear the calendar page off and send it as a postcard,” Lithuania Post’s Head of Marketing and Communication Department Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said.

The calendar is made of thick paper to prevent postcards from crumpling when sent. The calendar pages are printed in a way that postcards can be easily torn out.

The calendar postcards have a format of ordinary postcards. The sender has only to stick a postage stamp with a required nominal value, write the addressee’s address, and post it.

This is the first time Lithuania Post has issued a calendar of this type. The calendars are available at larger post offices for LTL 7.99.

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.

Lithuania Post is already inviting citizens to plan their Christmas greetings. On November 9, Saturday, two new stamps will be put into circulation. The stamps are dedicated to Christmas and New Year. Also, on Saturday, the largest post offices will start selling special pre-paid winter holiday postcards.

The author of the two stamps created for winter season is Greta Gruzdaitytė. The nominal values of the stamps are LTL 1.35 and LTL 2.45, for domestic and international items respectively. The stamp with the nominal value of LTL 1.35 will be released in the edition of 700 000 copies. The stamp with the nominal value of LTL 2.45 will be issued in the edition of 200 000 copies.

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

Starting from this Saturday, special pre-paid Christmas and New Year postcards will be available for purchase at the largest post offices. Pre-paid postcards are special for postage stamps already printed on the postcard. The sender does not need to purchase and affix postage stamps.

The author of the postcards is Marija Stanevičiūtė. The postcards have been printed in Lithuania and bear the stamps with nominal values intended for domestic and international items.

On average, Lithuania Post issues 25-30 postage stamps. Lithuania Post also provides courier, logistics, and financial intermediation services.

Considering the growing number of postcrossing community members, Lithuania Post will release a postage stamp dedicated to this hobby. The new stamp named “Atvirlaiškių mainai” (Postcrossing) will be put into circulation on October 5, Saturday.

The stamp for international items has been designed by Laima Matuzonytė, schoolgirl. The stamp features different postcards. The nominal value of the stamp issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies is LTL 2.45.

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

Postcrossing is an international voluntary project aiming to encourage people to send handwritten postcards and receive them from any country in the world.

To join the project, one has to register on the website at www.postcrossing.com. For registered participants, the system automatically selects an address to send a postcard to. The system can select any registered participant from any country in the world. Once you send a postcard, you receive a postcard from another project participant. This is how the postcrossing works.

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

With the aim to improve access to the electronic system e.pristatymas (e-delivery), AB Lietuvos paštas has developed an electronic user guide that can be found on the Internet at www.epristatymas.lt.

The national electronic system e.pristatymas was launched in June of the current year. More than 500 residents and more 100 state institutions and private companies have become the users of the system.

According to AB Lietuvos paštas’ representative, e.pristatymas project manager Aelita Paulavičienė, despite holiday season legal and natural persons are demonstrating an active interest in the e-delivery system which enables to carry out an online correspondence with state institutions by sending registered correspondence.

“We have received many inquiries from users on how to use the e.pristatymas system. The citizen of Lithuania contacted us even from Thailand to find out about a possibility to receive documents necessary for his marriage. Therefore, in order to answer all question regarding connection to the e-delivery system, we have developed an electronic user guide now available on the Internet,” Ms Paulavičienė said.

An important step towards development of e-services

In cooperation with partners, the business law firm GLIMSTEDT provided legal services related with the development and validation of the electronic delivery service.

“There are no doubts that the development of the electronic delivery system is very important to the development of electronic services and e-government,” Giedrė Rimkūnaitė-Manke, associated partner and attorney Giedrė Rimkūnaitė-Manke said. “The most important aspect from the legal point of view is the fact that items sent electronically have the same legal and evidentiary power as registered postal items have. It means that the electronic delivery system can be used in all cases when following legal acts or other rules documents must be sent by registered mail. With the e-delivery system the sender can prove that the electronic item has been send to the addressee at a certain time and the receiver has received the item at a certain time“.

A wider range of electronic services

With a possibility to ensure confidentiality of the information sent, the e.pristatymas system can encourage various institutions to offer more electronic services.

The public institution VšĮ Centro poliklinika is going to use the system for communication with its patients: send notices on clinical trial results and treatment progress, inform about the services provided, invite to take part in disease prevention programs financed by the state, and etc.

According to Dr Kęstutis Štaras, director of Centro poliklinika, the e-delivery system is useful both for patients and the medical staff. “With the help of the system, we will be able to promptly send confidential trial results to our patients. As the system generates and sends such notices automatically, patients will not need to come to health care institutions and queue for trial results, and the medical staff will save a lot of precious time that can be devoted for the treatment and consultations of patients,” Dr Štaras said.

The e.pristatymas service is not charged. This is one of the main advantages of the e-delivery system pointed out by the manager of Centro poliklinika who says that it will enable to save a considerable amount of money that was spent on registered postal correspondence.

A useful alternative to conventional post

The specialists of the National Paying Agency (NPA) under the Ministry of Agriculture have made a considerable input into the development of the e.pristatymas system by giving their comments during the pilot stage. According to Vitalijus Kiubis, deputy head of Document Handling Unit under Direct Support Department of the NPA, said that the agency pays a great attention to dissemination of information to arable farmers and beneficiaries.

“In terms of time and resources used, delivery of official documents by post is not always effective. Therefore, the e.pristatymas system is a convenient alternative to traditional post as using the general electronic channel documents are delivered in real time, and authenticity is ensured. Moreover, it is free of charge both to the institution and users,” Mr Kiubis said.

With the e-delivery system, items can be sent not only to another e-box for incoming deliveries, but they can also be delivered by post. In such a case, if post is chosen as a method of delivery, an electronic item developed in the e.pristatymas system will be printed, enveloped and handed in to the addressee like it was usual until now.

About e.pristatymas system

The e-delivery system has been developed using the funds from the European Regional Development Fund and the State Budget of the Republic of Lithuania. The project has been implemented on the grounds of the measure E-government Services of Priority 3 entitled Information Society for Everyone under the Economic Growth Operational Programme.

The e-delivery system is owned and managed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania. The project has been implemented along with the partner AB Lietuvos paštas.The e-delivery project design and development works started in October 2011. The investments into the project make more than LTL 7.4m. 85% of the amount was allocated from the European Union Fund, and the rest part was financed by the Republic of Lithuania.

September 23 is the last day until Lithuania Post is waiting for the draft designs to be used for the postage stamps of 2014. All in all, 19 stamps, 2 souvenir sheets, and two prepaid postcards will be released within the next year.

“Very many citizens think that only professional artists create postage stamps. This is a myth Lithuania Post is seeking to destroy. This is the second year when we are inviting all citizens not only to offer the themes for stamps, but also to create them,” Lithuania Post’s Head of Philatelic Department Ervinas Vaišnoras said.

Lithuania Post is waiting for the designs of postage stamps on the following themes before September 23: 300th Birth Anniversary of Kristijonas Donelaitis, Winter Olympic Games. Sochi, Chinese New Year, Shrove TuesdayMasks, 25th Anniversary of Vytautas Magnus University Restoration, 10th Anniversary of Lithuania's Accession to NATO, The Red Book of Lithuania, 10th Anniversary of Lithuania's Accession to the EU, Europe. The National Musical Instruments, Save the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian National Minorities. The Karaites, 90th Anniversary of the First Lithuania Song Festival.

Also, until November 18, the designs of stamps on the following themes can be submitted: 25th Anniversary of the Baltic Chain of Freedom, 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Orsha, 50th  Anniversary of the First Heart Surgery in Lithuania, Holy Christmas and New Year.

The designs for the contest are to be addressed to:

AB Lietuvos paštas
Philatelic Department
J. Jasinskio g. 16
03500 Vilnius
For the contest (the theme to be indicated)

The first place winner having designed one stamp will receive a prize of 1 000 litas; respectively, the second place winner will receive 750 litas, the third place winner – 450 litas. The first place winner having presented a two-stamp design will receive a monetary prize of 1 500 litas. 1 000 litas will be awarded to the second place winner, 750 litas – to the third place winner.

The first, second, and third place winners having designed a souvenir sheet with one perforated stamp will receive the prizes of respectively 1 500, 1 000, and 750 litas.

The themes for stamps and souvenir sheets for 2014 are published on the Internet site of Lithuania Post at www.post.lt.

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

Lithuania Post is maintaining the tradition to introduce the endangered animals and birds with the help of postage stamps. This Saturday, on September 7th, Lithuania Post is going to release two new stamps from the series The Red Book of Lithuania.

The new stamps will feature the threatened Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) and the Tawny Pipit (Anthus Campestris) also included into The Red Book of Lithuania. The nominal values of the stamps are respectively LTL2.15 and LTL2.90. The both stamps will be issued in the edition of 80 thousand copies each. The new stamps have been created by the artist Eglė Ratkutė.

Along with the stamp, the first day sheet and maximum cards for each stamp will be released. On Saturday, postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be marked by the first day cancellation.

The Aquatic Warbler is the only species of European passerine birds included into the list of globally endangered species. The Aquatic Warbler breeds in the territories stretching from the western France to the River of Ob. In the north, the habitats cover the southern part of the Baltic Sea Coast, southern Finland, and the upper reaches of the Rivers Volga and Kama. In the south, the habitats embrace the upper reaches of the River of Belaja, northern Ukraine, the Balkans, and the lower reaches of the River of Rona.

After extinction of the Hungarian population in 2011, the list of countries where the Aquatic Warbler breeds contains only 4 countries: Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania. The Aquatic Warbler is uncommon bird in Lithuania. Based on estimations of 2011, the population of this species in Lithuania was made of 73-106 individuals.

The Tawny Pipit prevails in the temperate climate zone of Europe, in part of Asia, and north-western Africa.

This migrant bird spends winters in Africa and Indian subcontinent. In Lithuania, it is found in the Curonian Spit and the coast of the Baltic Sea as well as in the south east of the country. 

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

With the beginning of the new school year, Lithuania Post is inviting all children to discover a new hobby and become philatelists. Lithuania Post has issued a special set of stamps for young collectors.

“Stamp collecting is really interesting activity which is also useful to children. It develops the child’s world-view as the young philatelist starts showing interest in various themes featured on postage stamps; the activity inspires the child’s imagination, increases concentration, and develops independence.

Our aim is raise a new generation of philatelists, young and full of enthusiasm; therefore, we have issued a set of stamps intended specially for children,” Lithuania Post’s Head of Philatelic Department Ervinas Vaišnoras said.

The set for the young philatelists contains postage stamps featuring animals, plants, birds, windmills, and other interesting objects. The set also includes a special pincete enabling to take petit stamps and put them into the intended place in the set.

According to Mr Vaišnoras, the pincete and album for storing stamps are the first tools for the start of stamp collecting. The stamps can be collected according to various themes: sports, nature, heroes of fairy tales, vehicles, technical achievements, and etc. When the collection of Lithuanian stamps is full, Mr Vaišnoras recommends the children to look what stamps on the same topic have been issued in other countries.

The philatelic set for children is available for purchase at the main post offices in Lithuanian cities and towns and the ones established in shopping centres.

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

This is the second subsequent year when Lithuania Post is inviting all citizens to test their endurance in DANSKE BANK Vilnius Marathon. On August 29-31, in Vilnius Main Post Office, postal correspondence items will be marked by a souvenir cancellation.

“For the employees of Lithuania Post, participation in one of the biggest sport events in Lithuania is becoming a beautiful tradition. We not only build our team, but we also wish to spread the virus of running among as many people as possible; therefore, it is the second year when we are inviting everybody to test oneself in Lithuania Post relay,” Head of Marketing and Communication Department of Lithuania Post Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said.

In the middle of the cancellation, Lithuania Post‘s and the marathon‘s logos are featured. The logos are surrounded by the wording “Susitikime Lietuvos pašto estafetėje! 2013 rugsėjo 15“ (Let‘s meet at Lithuania Post‘s relay! 2013 September 15).

“It is not the first year of our partnership with Lithuania Post. The company helps us to promote and form running culture and ensures that on the day of the event participants come to the start line with no problems. The souvenir cancellation is marking the tenth anniversary of DANSKE BANK Vilnius Marathon and is inviting both amateurs and professionals to respond to the personal challenge or compete in the relay of Lithuania Post,” Director of  the public undertaking Tarptautinis maratonas Darius Mikulis said.

Postal correspondence items will be marked by the souvenir cancellation during business hours of the post office. The souvenir cancellation mark is put in the empty area of the envelope or item, and postage stamps are cancelled the date cancellation.

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.

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.

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