Latvia stamps

P=have O=don’t have it

Flag of Latvia

Latvia (historically Lattonia, Lettonia, or Lettland), officially the Republic of Latvia  is a country in Northern Europe. Latvia shares land borders with Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south – and both Russia and Belarus to the east. In the west, Latvia shares a maritime border with Sweden. The capital of Latvia is Riga. Latvia has been a member state of the European Union since May 1, 2004.


Image:EU location LAT.png



Scott: #446O

Issued: 7.6.1997

Children's Activities

Inside #446: Stamp Collecting


Scott: #474O

Issued: 29.10.1998

80th Anniversary, Latvian Stamps

#1 Inside #474: Latvia #1O

Inside #474 (On the background): stamps of Latvia

To be identify


Scott: #474aO


Scott: #498O (Mi #513)

Issued: 25.11.1999

125th Anniversary of UPU

Inside #498:

Inside #498: TBI

#366 Inside #498: Latvia #366O

#450 Inside #498: Latvia #450O

#483 Inside #498: Latvia #483O

#482 Inside #498: Latvia #482O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno



Scott: #633-6O (Michel #652-655)

Issued: 7.1.2006

50th Anniversary of the first Europa Stamps

1996 Inside #633: Latvia #414(1996)O

1997 Inside #634: Latvia #442(1997)O

1998 Inside #635: Latvia #463(1998)O

1999a1999b Inside #636: Latvia #484-5(1999)O


Scott: #637a-dP


Scott: #707-8O

Issued: 22.4.2008

Europa – The letter

Inside #707: Stamps on Envelope:



latvia europa 08 us 3626 partial

latvia europa 08 us3629 partial




US #3621

US #3626

US #3628

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

Scott: #????O

Issued: 12.07.2013

150th Anniversary, First Stamp Issued In Latvia

 Inside #????: Russia-Wenden local #L1

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

latvia       ss (2)

Scott: #????O

Issued: 11.09.2015

150th Birth Anniversaries of Rainis-and Aspazija

latvia  sos detail

sos switzerland 157  1911 Inside #???? (In margin): Switzerland #157


latvia    fdc 9 11 15

Lou wrote: The names are pseudonyms for famous husband-wife poets, playwrights and political activists.  For the anti-Czarist nationalism in their writings they were exiled in Russia from 1987 to 1903; to avoid imprisonment again after their involvement in the uprising of 1905, they escaped to Switzerland where they lived until 1920.  The background of the s/s shows correspondence, postmarks and a postcard from this exile in Castagnola. They returned to a heroes welcome for their contributions to the spirit that created the newly independent republic of Latvia and resumed their political activities.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #????O

Issued: 16.11.2018

Centenary of First Stamp

 Inside #????: Latvia #1

(reworked design components: wider, with new value and inscriptions added)

Lou wrote: Very disappointing issue, I dislike reworked designs. The cachet on the FDC would have made a better stamp; the canceled cover is a fantastic piece and the map background is a reminder that the first Latvia stamps were printed on the backs of abandoned German military maps. Maybe this  issue was meant to be a dual celebration of both the 100th anniversary of the country and stamps. There is no reference to either on the new issue, just the 1918-2018 dates. The independence of the republic of Latvia was proclaimed  on November 18, 2018 and the first stamps were not issued until December 18, 1918  so the November 16 issue date is closer to the anniversary date of independence. The actual date fell on a  Sunday this year and  the post was closed.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

Best website related: