Latvijas Pastsissues stamp Shanghai World Expo

On April 23, 2010, VAS Latvijas Pasts will hold the first day event of the newly-issued stamp Shanghai World Expo in the post office Sakta.

The stamp shows a man flying in a wind tunnel, drawing attention to Latvia's technological achievements in the field of skydiving on both a national and international level.

Latvia will be represented in the Shanghai World Expo 2010, which will take place from May 1 to October 31, by the team of SIA Aerodium.

Edmunds Bebrišs, head of the Philatelic Department of Latvijas Pasts: "In supporting the participation of Latvia in an international event - the World Expo 2010 - the Stamp Issue Commission decided to issue a stamp symbolizing our country's presentation at the exposition. The artist Juris Utāns chose to show this event by using a man's stylized flight in a wind tunnel."

The print run of the stamp Shanghai World Expo consists of 150,000 stamps; its face value is LVL 1.50, and it is intended for international postal items.

The first day ceremony with a special cancellation will take place in the post office Sakta in Riga, 32 Brīvības Boulevard, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

The next new stamp issue is planned for the national holiday on May 4.

About VAS Latvijas Pasts

Latvijas Pastsensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides philately, transport and express mail, financial intermediation, payment, press subscription and retail services. Latvijas Pasts is a fully state-owned company with approximately 5000 employees.

Additional information:

Agija Terauda,

VAS Latvijas Pasts

Public relations specialist

Phone: +371 67608504



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