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Latvia WWI Map Stamps
History You Hold in Your Hands
 
The first stamps of Latvia are scarce and come complete with a neat story – yet they’re surprisingly affordable!
 
Repeatedly invaded by Germany during World War I, Latvia declared independence when the war ended in 1918. Faced with a severe paper shortage, the new government printed its first stamps on the one plentiful source – the back of military maps left behind by the vanquished German army.
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Latvia WWI Map Stamps
History You Hold in Your Hands
 
The first stamps of Latvia are scarce and come complete with a neat story – yet they’re surprisingly affordable!
 
Repeatedly invaded by Germany during World War I, Latvia declared independence when the war ended in 1918. Faced with a severe paper shortage, the new government printed its first stamps on the one plentiful source – the back of military maps left behind by the vanquished German army.