A stamp collector’s quest

  • 2016-03-23
  • Frank Dam
1962, Hook of Holland. From my extensive postage stamp collection the stamps from a country called Latvija are for me the most intriguing. The pictures have a mysterious, ghostly appearance: a sworded knight slaying a dragon, a woman with a shield protecting two wounded men against a monstrous creature, a blond knight fighting against a dark opponent.  The stamps are printed on bank notes and maps, which only makes them even more mysterious. I ask my father: “Where lies Latvija?” “Latvija is Letland, but doesn’t exist anymor...
The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times. If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times, please authorize yourself.

In case you don't have a subscription yet - please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section