The stamp block consists of three stamps and a special explanatory coupon. The block features the national flags of Ukraine and Latvia, Ukraine's Independence Monument in Kiev and Latvia’s Freedom Monument in Riga as well as inscriptions in Ukrainian and Latvian saying We Are with You! and Glory to Ukraine!
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on the 10th of March Latvijas Pasts releases a block of three stamps and a special cover to support Ukraine. The selling price of the stamp block will be nine euro, and 50% of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the charity fund Ziedot.lv programme in support of Ukraine.
The philatelic releases dedicated to supporting Ukraine – stamps, a coupon and a cover – form a single patriotic composition depicting the symbols of independence of both countries: the Independence Monument in Kiev and the Freedom Monument in Riga, the national flags of Ukraine and Latvia, and inscriptions in Ukrainian and Latvian: We Are with You! and Glory to Ukraine! The planned print run of the stamp block is 20,000 copies, and the print run of the cover is 800 copies.
The face value of each of the stamps included in the block is €1.44, and it can be used to send an ordinary letter weighing up to 20 grams to the countries in Groups 2 and 4. The new philatelic releases have been designed by the artist Ģirts Grīva.
It is expected that the stamp block will first be available for purchase in the e-shop of Latvijas Pasts and at the largest post offices in Riga: post office No. 10 at 41/43 Elizabetes Street, post office No. 50 in the shopping centre Origo at 2 Stacijas laukums and the post centre Sakta at 32 Brīvības bulvāris.
From the 14th of March, the stamp block released in support of Ukraine will be available at post offices throughout Latvia. However, the most convenient way to purchase stamps is the e-shop of Latvijas Pasts, which offers deliveries by courier to any address most suitable for the customer, as well as to Latvijas Pasts parcel lockers and post offices throughout Latvia.
The first day cancellation of the stamp block and the cover is scheduled to take place in the post centre Sakta at 32 Brīvības bulvāris, Riga, from 9 AM to 6 PM on the 10th of March.
The stamp block and the cover released in support of Ukraine can be viewed here.
Source: Latvijas Pasts