Latvijas Pasts organizes special cancellation events to mark U19 World Basketball Championship for Men taking place in Latvia

In supporting Latvia's U19 men's basketball team, Latvijas Pasts is holding special cancellation events in the three cities where the championship is taking place - Valmiera, Liepāja and Riga. The cancellation events for the envelopes specially created for this occasion will be held from June 30 to July 10.

In the envelope and special cancellation dedicated to the basketball championship, artist Ģirts Grīva has depicted a basketball game - the envelope shows a player of the Latvian national team dribbling, while the cancellation shows the ball being thrown. The envelope, with a total print run of 2000, will be available for purchase for LVL 0.35.

The newly-released envelopes with the special cancellation will be available in all three cities where the cancellation events take place:

  • Valmiera post office No. 4 - June 30 to July 2 (8 AM-8 PM);
  • Liepāja post office No. 3 - June 30 to July 5 (10 AM-8 PM);
  • Post office Sakta - July 4 to July 10 (Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 AM-8 PM, Sat.: 8 AM-6 PM).

Latvia will be represented in the World Championship by the young players born in 1992/1993 who won the bronze medals in the U18 Championship of Europe last year. The Latvian national team will have its first games of the U19 Championship in Valmiera, however the second stage will take place in Riga from July 4 to 10.

The World U19 Championship, with participation of 16 national teams, will take place from June 30 to July 10 in Liepāja, Valmiera and Riga.

See pictures of the envelope and cancellation here.

The next new stamp issue is planned for July 4.

About VAS Latvijas Pasts

Latvijas Pasts ensures 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 Tērauda,
VAS Latvijas Pasts
Public relations specialist
Phone: +371 67608504

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