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Latvia 1992 Post Office Generated Cover With Added Stamps

 
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Posted 12/09/2019   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add John Freibergs to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's another one from 1992. And the same problem with trying to describe the cover. I'm guessing the 50kap cover was produced by Latvijas Pasts but is there some sort of catalog number for it? Interestingly the back reads that the cover is for sending items to Denmark. The additional stamps are Sc 325, 326, 151, and 152. Any help you folks could provide would help a lot.

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Posted 12/09/2019   3:26 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your cover is an item of postal stationery - a stamped postal envelope. These are not listed in Scott, but maybe in a specialized Michel catalog or a specialized catalog for Latvia.
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Posted 12/09/2019   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This cover is listed in the specialized catalogue of Latvia as # A6 ( listed too in Michel catalogue)
Date of issue is 1991,May 4
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Postage can always be added to any basic envelope for other destinations that cost more or for a later rate change. The envelope is obviously not only for use to Denmark.
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I just found it weird that they would specify a particular country for it's use. It would be interesting to know the back story on why just that.
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Posted 12/09/2019   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The prestamped envelopes were issued to commemorate the first anniversary of the declaration of Latvia's re-independence.
The flap of the 15k envelope bears the inscription "Valid for dispatch within Latvia,as well as to Azerbaijan,Belarus,Georgia,Estonia,Kazakhstan,Kirgiz,Russia,Lithuania,Moldova,Tajikistan and the Ukraine",but the flap of the 50k envelope bears the inscription "Valid for dispatch to Denmark"

(from the specialized catalogue of Latvia)

Here are pictures of envelope # A4




Those envelopes were reprinted twice.Reprint II may be recognized by the flap of the envelope that bears no inscription.
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John Freibergs: It's not unusual for countries to specify destinations for an item of postal stationery. I've seen this on various types from numerous other countries in Latin America and Asia as well. It probably just made it easier for customers and postal clerks to know what they need without knowing actual postal rates.
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Posted 12/11/2019   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. It's nice to learn something new.
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