Cover with stamps from the stamp issues ‘Europa 2011 – Les Forêts’, ‘ Europa 2010 – Les Livres pour Enfants’, and ‘250º Anniversaire de la Premiere École Vétérinaire - École Vétérinaire de Lyon’ posted on May, 23 2011.
(Special thanks to my best friend Eric Contesse)
EUROPA stamps are focused on one theme common to each member of the issuing country PostEurop.In 2011, the theme of forests, France chose to illustrate the diversity of its forests - temperate, Mediterraneanand mountains, but also overseas - symbolizing the trees by their leaves - a beech, a tree fern,an oak,larch and oak harbor flora and fauna of our forests.
Date of Issue: 9 May 2011
Subject: Europa – Les Forêts
Designer: Christian Broutin
Size: 40 mm x 30 mm
Sheet: 42 stamp
2011 is the year of 250th anniversary of the creation of the world's first veterinary school in Lyon, ClaudeBourgelat, and consequentlythat of the veterinary profession. That's why 2011 was declared "World Veterinary Year."
First Day Cover with stamp from the stamps issue ‘Rīgas feniņa 800’ posted on May, 25 2011.
(Special thanks to my best friend Juris Tarvids)
On the occasion of the Riga historical monetary unit - the 800th anniversary pfennig Latvian Post issued the stamp, which depicts the pfennig, and its place of manufacture - in Riga city.
Artist Valda Batrakas made postage Riga pfennig - 800 par value of LVL 0.98 (equivalent to the cost of sending a registered letter within Latvian), and a print run of 100,000 copies.
Together with the new postage stamps issued in the first day of a special envelope and stamp. The envelope, as well as postage stamps, depicts pfennigs and its place of manufacture - in Riga city. While the special stamp shows the founder of Bishop Albert of Riga with a wet head, right arm - cross over the ball, left hand - the bishop wand.
1211.gadā Bishop of Riga Albert Gotland merchants were granted the privilege of minted coins in the Riga diocese. To celebrate the historic anniversary, the Latvian Post allows anyone to buy postage stamps with images of ancient money, while the Latvian National History Museum from 26 May be seen in the ancient monetary unit - pfennigs and silver rods or ozeriņi.