Monday, 25 September 2017

Lithuania's first Hologram stamp

Lithuania issued its first hologram stamp on 9th October 1998 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Lithuania's first stamp.

On Feb. 16, 1918, Lithuania declared its independence from Russia. 
The Lithuanian postal administration was founded on Nov. 16 of that year and the first stamp was issued on 27th December 1918.

Lithuania's first hologram stamp features "The Post Horn" emblem, emblem of Lithuania's postal administration.  H. Ratkevicius, is the designer of the stamp and his name appeares at the bottom of the stamp.  The border area is covered with peace dove carrying a letter and the 80th anniversary inscription.  

Nice addition to my Odd and Unusual stamps collection.

Looking forward to see the centenary celebration stamp in 2018.

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