On the 24th of September 2021 Latvijas Pasts releases a new stamp block to honour the javelin thrower Jānis Lūsis, a legendary Latvian athlete. The new stamp block will first be available for purchase at the post offices of the largest cities, as well as in the e-shop of Latvijas Pasts https://veikals.pasts.lv/. Those interested in the first day cancellation options are invited to contact us by writing to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stamp block Legends of Latvian Sports – Jānis Lūsis has a print run of 4,500 copies and a face value of € 2.69, corresponding to the postage of letter-post items in the weight class from 21 to 100 grams to the countries located in zone 4. The release of the stamp is accompanied by the issue of a special cover with a print run of 800 copies. The new philatelic releases have been designed by the artist Ģirts Grīva.
In the visual design the artist has used materials from the Latvian Sports Museum.
Jānis Lūsis (1939–2020) is one of the most remarkable Latvian athletes and the most outstanding Latvian javelin thrower of all time: he is champion of the 1968 Summer Olympics, ten-time Latvian champion, four-time European champion (1962, 1966, 1969 and 1971), twelve-time USSR champion and two-time world record holder: 91.98 metres (1968) and 93.80 metres (1972) in javelin throwing. In 1987 J. Lūsis was recognised as the most outstanding javelin thrower in the world by the International Association of Athletics Federations, and in 2014 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Association of Athletics Federations for his special contribution to sports.
The new stamp and the cover Legends of Latvian Sports – Jānis Lūsis can be seen here.
The first day stamp cancellation is not being held at post offices during the spread of the COVID-19 infection, so stamp collectors and those interested in philately are invited to contact the Stamp and Philately Department of Latvijas Pasts regarding stamp cancellation options by writing to the e-mail address: email@example.com.
The new stamp and the cover will first be available for purchase at Riga post office No. 10 at 41/43 Elizabetes Street and at the post centre Sakta at 32 Brīvības bulvāris, Riga, as well as in the e-shop of Latvijas Pasts https://veikals.pasts.lv/.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for the 1st of October.
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 around 3,200 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.
Vineta Danielsone | Senior Public Relations Project Manager
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