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.
Take this chance to hold real history in your hands. You will receive either the perforate or imperforate stamp (shown below).