Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Postcard from Lithuania no. 4
A fantastic mapcard of Lithuania with all its regions and districts and their coats of arms, received on 9 March 2009 and sent 5 days earlier from the city of Kaunas. As a bonus one of the stamps reproduces one of the coats of arms... The stamp with the emblem of Pakruojis was issued on 21 February 2009 in 500,000 copies along with two other stamps in the ongoing series dedicated to the coats of arms of Lithuanian towns and cities. This one shows a "black arch bridge on the golden background over which there is a red shield with golden wind mill. The town distinguishes from others by its wind mills and a unique arch bridge in Lithuania, therefore these images were used in the emblem of Pakruojis."
The green church belltower self-adhesive definitive of 50 ct - the belfry of the Tryškiai Church - was issued on the same day in February 2009 in 500,000 copies (the same stamp was also issued two years ago on 2/1/2007). The same goes for the other self-adhesive definitive showing the church of Degučiai, issued on 5 January 2008 (this version) and also this year on 21/2/2009.
Thank you so much, Kristina!