Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Issue date: 1995 02 16
117. P.Dovydaitis (1886-1942) - signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Face value 0.20 Lt.
Edition: 0.500 m.

118. S.Kairys (1878-1964) - signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Face value 0.20 Lt.
Edition: 0.500 m.

Created by: J.Zovė
Printed in Budapest.
Price LTL: 0.40

Postage stamps
Issue date: 2008 01 19
Lithuania Minor publisher, society activist, publicist

He learned a trade of printer in Ragainė. In 1883 became the supporter, spreader and later responsible secretary of the newspaper “Aušra” (The Dawn). In 1888-1892 he was an administrator and editor in chief of the magazine “Varpas” (The Bell). In 1885 he participated in creation of First Lithuanian Land Society “Birutė” in Tilsit. In 1889-1892 he was its’ president.
In 1889-1912 worked his printing-houses in Minor Lithuania where was printed over 360 Lithuanian books and 25 periodical issues. He had written or prepared a lot of publicistic and belles-lettres books, dedicated to raise a nation consciousness. He created the poems, collected and published folklore.

Famous historian, philosopher

He improved oneself in Munich and Berlin Universities in 1929-1932. In 1933-1940 he worked at the Vytautas Magnus University. In 1940 he became a Professor and in 1941-1942 he was appointed as a dean at Faculty of this University.
In 1944 he retreated to Germany. From 1949 he settled and worked in Bonn, later in Roma. He was a principal of The Baltic Studies Institute. In 1963–1971 he lectured at University of Bonn, collected the material for Lithuanian history.
He wrote and issued many important works.

Philosopher, theologian, teacher, poet

In 1928-1932 he studied at the Universities of Kaunas, Louvain, Fribourg, Strasbourg. In 1934 he got the Philosopher Science Doctor Name. In 1935-1943 he lectured at University of Kaunas. In 1944 he retreated to West and settled in Germany. He published some books, became the Professor of University of Fribourg, later - of Muenster.
He developed the culture philosophy of S. Šalkauskis. The Christian philosophy jointed with existentialism. He published philosophical and sociological works, issued some collections of poems.

2Lt – The participant of national revival of Lithuania Minor. Martynas Jankus. (1858-1946)
2,15 Lt – Historian Zenonas Ivinskis. (1908-1971)
2,90 Lt – Philosopher Antanas Maceina. (1908-1987)

Artist A.Ratkevičienė.

Offset. Art paper. Stamp 36x30mm. Perf. 13,50x13,75.
Edition: 0,03million. In print in AS Vaba Maa’s printing-house in Tallinn (Estonia).

Price LTL: 7.05



The church of St. Kotryna, 18th century

Vilnius (Vilnius.ogg [ˈvilɲus] (help·info)) is the largest city and the capital of Lithuania, with a population of 555,613 (847,954 together with Vilnius County) as of 2008. It is the seat of the Vilnius city municipality and of the Vilnius district municipality. It is also the capital of Vilnius County. Currently Vilnius is the European Capital of Culture of 2009 together with Linz, Austria.



Trakai castle, 14th century

Trakai (Trakai.ogg Trakai (help·info)) is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania. It lies 28 km west of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. Because of its proximity to Vilnius, Trakai is a popular tourist destination. Trakai is the administrative centre of Trakai district municipality. The town covers 11.52 km2 of area and, according to 2007 estimates, is inhabited by 5,406 people. A distinctive feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of different nationalities. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here side by side.

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NERINGA, The curonian spit

The Curonian Spit is a unique monument, light multisided strip of a land, uniqueness of which is comprised of relief created by the sea and wind, the highest spit in the whole Northern Europe, Lagoon marl prints, remains of former Lagoon‘s forest and soil brought by the wind and constant interesting eolic processes.
A considerable contribution for formation of the existent uniqueness was made by human, who after unmerciful extermination of the spit‘s forests personally started the works of forests‘ regeneration. The process of regeneration was long and hard; therefore, current natural and introduced vegetation, rare plants that are typical for this region only, their communities, and their growth locations request special care. Such care is also necessitated by tracks left by humans in this region, since “the most important task is to preserve and propagate the region‘s culture together with its creators – local residents – and with the natural environment, where the culture had blossomed and left its tracks.“
The natives of the spit, who had created an original ethnic community of fishermen, disappeared during the War and post-War period. Only the spit, forests, and empty fishermen‘s settlements remained. During the post-War period, the territory was populated by immigrants from the Great Lithuania and other republics, which were a part of the contemporary Soviet Union.

Borders of Lithuanian Spit

The Curonian Spit is a narrow sand peninsula of 98 km of length, which divides the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. This is a fragile nature, which requests a considerable and constant attention. In the South, Lithuanian part of the Spit borders with Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. The borderline marks the external borders of the European Union.
According to the origin and composition the Spit is comprised of natural and human-made complex sections of protective dune-ridge. These various forms were created by waves, wind and the human, which were also helped by the sand grains of various sizes, flora and its distribution, angles and height of dune-ridge‘s slopes, and position of the ridge according to the coastline and its inner composition.

Thank you Stasys

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