Thursday, February 18, 2010

An Olympic cover from Latvia!


Another surprise from Latvia! Great! This awesome Olympic Winter Games FDC was posted from the capital of Latvia, Riga by fellow blogger, Normunds Cibis. Thank you so much!

As previously mentioned, the XXI Olympic Winter Games are currently being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from Feb 12–28, 2010.

To mark the special event, Latvia postal services issued a commemorative stamp on 5th Feb 2010. This beautiful stamp depicts the most popular sport in Latvia - Ice Hockey.

At the last Olympic Winter Games held in Turin, Italy, Team Latvia won a bronze medal in the Luge event. Well done!

To make up for the postage, Normunds used 3 beautiful stamps from the "Arms" definitive series. They were issued on 8th June 2007.
This cover took 12 days to travel an estimated distance of 9,263 kms to reach me! Now, a cover is on the way from Singapore to Latvia :)

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