Latvijas Pasts has released already the twelfth stamp in the series Lighthouses of Latvia, and it is dedicated to Roja Port Lighthouse. The first day cancellation of the new stamp is scheduled to take place in Riga post office No. 50 located in the shopping mall Origo, 2 Stacijas laukums, from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM on the 8th of September 2017. Like other releases in this series, the stamp Roja Lighthouse has been designed by the artist Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja.
The print run of the stamp featuring Roja Lighthouse is 200,000 copies and its face value is € 0.90, which corresponds to the cost of sending a regular Class A letter within the European Union. The release of the stamp is accompanied by the issue of a special cover with a print run of 1,500 copies.
Roja Port is located on the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of Roja River, and historically it was already operating as a minor port at the time of the Duchy of Courland. For a long time, the main line of activity of the port was the servicing of fishing vessels. At present, the port offers facilities for storing and transhipping general cargo such as wood, chips and peat.
Latvijas Pasts has issued stamps in the series Lighthouses of Latvia since 2003, and the eleven stamps dedicated to the lighthouses of Latvia that have been released until now feature Ovīši Lighthouse (2016), Salacgrīva Lighthouse (2015), Ainaži Lighthouse (2014), Užava Lighthouse (2010), Liepāja Lighthouse (2009), Akmeņrags Lighthouse (2008), Pape Lighthouse (2007), Mērsrags Lighthouse (2006), Daugavgrīva Lighthouse (2005), Miķeļbāka Lighthouse (2004) and Kolka Lighthouse (2003).
The stamps issued so far in the series Lighthouses of Latvia can be viewed here.
The new stamp and the cover Lighthouses of Latvia – Roja Lighthouse are available for viewing here.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for the 28th of September.
About SJSC 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 commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with more than 4,200 employees. The quality measurements of Latvijas Pasts domestic mail deliveries are regularly conducted by Kantar TNS, one of the leading market, social and media research agencies in Latvia. In turn, the quality measurements of the cross-border deliveries are provided within the framework of the International Post Corporation through the intermediary of the research companies Kantar TNS, Ipsos and Quotas.