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LATVIA POSTCARDS, POSTAL CARDS,
QSL CARDS
& POST CARDS

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LATVIA POST CARDS & LATVIAN POSTCARDS
Läti / LATVIJA / Latviji / Latviya / Letland / Letoni / Letonia /
LETONIE / Letonya / LETTLAND / Lotyšsko / Լատվիա / Латвія /
 Латвия / 拉脫維亞 / Λετονία / लाटविया / 라트비아 / Латвија

Some accents have been omitted from the captions.
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"… Rudens rïts" Russian part of caption scratched out, black & white postcard showing a cow in a pasture, mailed in Latvia with 2 Russian 10-kopek woman worker stamps in 1946. $4.00


"…BIG CATCH / (Dolls in Latvian national costumes)" also captioned in Cyrillic, unused chrome post card, lightly toned back, 2 small corner creases. $1.50 ld ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"…Latvian SSR. Riga. Pioneer Castle / Lettische SSR. Riga. Pionierpalast" also captioned in 2 other languages, copyright 1977, no postcard back (more like a museum card), fresh appearance. $1.25

"…Latvian SSR. Riga. The State Academic Drama Theatre / Lettische SSR. Riga. Staatliches Akademisches Drama-Theater" showing the exterior of the building, also captioned in 2 other languages, seller's mark on back, no post card back (more like a museum card), fresh appearance. $1.25

"…Riga. Alexanderboulevard. Kathedrale" also captioned in Cyrillic, color postcard, Granbergs brefkort, pre-1917, unused & fairly fresh. $5.00

"1506/1 // Atlelier Kiesel, Berlin, phot. // Gräfin Agnes Esterhazy // Verlag 'Ross' Berlin SW 68." showing the elegantly attired countess & Hungarian film actress on a real photo postcard mailed in Riga Latvia 14 12 26 (clear cancel ties 6-santimi stamp), bluish paper with spotty toning on back, small spots of toning in the front caption area, trivial corner wear.  Filmography includes 'Young Medarsus', 'Nanon', 'The Flight in the Night' & 'The Wooing of Eve'. Her name is also sometimes seen as Agnes von Esterhazy. $12.50 lm(h)h







"18TH TO 20TH CENTURY LATVIAN DRESS / for unmarried woman of Nica Region. / She hold cap of the married woman which replaces / crown after marriage." Unused Plastichrome® post card, fresh appearance. $2.50 lc
ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"210 Latvijas skati. Gauja starp Valmieru un Strenci." color postcard, writing on back dates to 1938 & explains where the river is in English, corner & edge wear, bend at one corner. $3.75

"A. FEDOROWA / E. V. EGGERT / RIGA" sepia-tone card (the size of a regular postcard) with photographer's embossed imprint in 2 lines at the bottom as quoted here; showing her en pointe & in costume, undoubtedly circa 1922-1923 to publicize her availability as ballet teacher after she left  the Maryinsky Balley for a position as choreographer at the National Riga Opera. Her Russian name is ordinarily transliterated as Alexandra Fedorova. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 dlp

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"Behrsi" in Germanic script from Czarist times, sepia-tone view of a woods, unused post card, album impressions at the corners, lightly toned back. $4.00 (lt)

"Dauds Laimes / jaunû / ga" meaning Happy New Year in Latvian, art with young girl catching gold coins being dispensed from a machine operated by a cherub; postcard mailed 1912 (1-kopek Russian stamp & clear but heavy cancel indents the front), heavily toned back, severe internal crease, corner wear & rounding, as is. $7.00 lnn%

 
"Daudz laimes jaunã gadã" Beautiful winter scene on post card with what looks like hand coloring, sent from Jelgava to Riga in 1927. Clear cancel; and tied, nicely centered stamp. $10.00 $7.00 lw SALE PRICE: SAVE $3.00

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"Daudz laimes vardā dienā!" with 12-line Latvian poem & man toasting the recipient's Name Day'; unused hand-tinted real photo postcard, oxidation consistent with circa-1910 age, slight curl to the paper, soiled appearance on back. $6.00 lbp


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"IZSKAIDROSANAS." real photo postcard of a painting showing woman receiving flowers from her beau, mailed Dzerbene Latvia 1.VI.27 (6-santimi stamp & clear cancels, slight oxidation, lightly toned back. $6.50



"Jan Kiepura" sepia-tone portrait of him, well dressed & smiling; postcard mailed 12 V 34 from Ventspils Latvia to Riga (10-santimi stamp with corner bend), minor wear to 2 corners, just a few tiny spots of toning on the back. The Polish singer and actor's name is sometimes seen spelled Jean Kiepura.
Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 lpmt

"Jehresfeler de Beifreiung Riga's / Enthüllung der Kriegerstatue 3. Sept.1918" real photo post card of the monument commemorating 1 year of liberation (by Germany) of Riga from Russia, writing on back in English helps to explain, slight oxidation. $9.00

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"Kemeri / 'Latvia' Sanatorium" caption from pencil writing on back, otherwise captioned only in Cyrillic, postcard with 1971 publication, fresh appearance. $1.25

"Laiks mainäs." real photo post card of a signed D. Mastroianni photo-sculpture, 2 women in diaphanous wrap afloat with Neptune nearby, mailed Jelsawa 18.7.27 (6-santimi stamp & clear cancels, slight oxidation. $15.00 ^

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"LATVIAN AIRLINES / YAKOLEV YAK-40" unused continental postcard, fresh appearance. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 al

          
        
          
          
Lot af 17 circa-1989 continental postcards all captioned "Riga" in the upper right front corner, excellent condition. Nine shown (left-to-right & top-to-bottom): Kalēju Street, the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Latvian SSR; St. Peter's and Pauls now concert-hall, the Powder Tower 1650, Monument to Liberty sculpted by K. Zāle; the reconstructed Rāmera Tower, Rainis Academic Art Theatre; Latvian National Opera House, The square near the Philharmonic Concert-hall. Destined to decorate an expatriate's room or a Latvian restaurant!  $22.00 l
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"PAREGOJUS" real photo post card of a painting showing a woman putting small flowers in her hair, mailed in Valmiera Latvia 17.4.24 (4-santimi stamp & clear cancels), slight oxidation. $8.50




"Priecīgus Lieldienas Svētkus! // KRIVI / Riga" translating 'Happy Easter Holidays' in Latvian, real photo postcard with hand-tinted images of a young couple & a chick, also a 4-line poem; mailed at Leepaja 9 4 25 (4- and 2-sentimi stamps), unfortunate smearing of the ink in the back message area. Religious symbols were not permitted by the authorities, just secular ones. $8.00 lep
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"Priecīgus Līgo svētkus!" translating as 'Merry Midsummer celebration!' in Latvian, real photo of art depicting a young couple lifting beer steins in the moonlight; postcard mailed 20.6.36 at Riga (3-centimi stamp tied by clear hand cancel), small spots of toning in the lower left back corner. $8.00 lm
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RAF-AVIA (Latvia). Continental color photo showing its Antonov An-26 (YL-RAA) on the ground, good composition & focus. $3.75 al







"Riga. Kizov street, 18, At this Place Lenin / met Latvian social / democrats at 1900" caption from pencil writing on back, which translates some of the back printing all in Cyrillic, 1969 post card printed 1969 in quantity of 50,000. $1.25 lh ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY



"Rīgas Zooloģiskais dārzs. / UK2BBF" showing deer in the Riga Zoo, shortwave (14 MHz) QSL viewcard used 1983. $2.00 la
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"RIGA--Universität / Augstskola" sepia-tone postcard, feldpost usage during WWI but fairly fresh. $5.00

"RIGA / V. I. Lenina meoriälais dzïvoklis -- musejs Rigä, Kirova jelä 18…" also captioned in Cyrillic, showing an interior from a L. Baloza foto, no post card back (more like a museum card), writing on back explains in English. $1.25








"RIGA ZIEMā" showing the Riga Opera House in winter, well before its renovation (after the Soviets departed in 1991); real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, mailed 1935 to Tallinn Estonia (stamp removed). $3.75 lwm

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"Serie 5684. Nr. 7 / Otto Kubel: Schlüsselblumen." signed art showing children picking some yellow flowers. Postcard mailed in Riga 1935 (10-santimu stamp tied by clear cancel), much corner & edge wear, corner crease, heavily toned at the top of the back. $1.50


"SLOKAS IELA." real photo of one of the longest streets in Riga ( Slokas Street), including a small jitney-like vehicle; seller's mark in violet on back (Photo G. Vilciņ), unused post card, trimmed slightly at the top right. $10.00 lp ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY






"Šī dzīve bij tukša" with a poem entitled 'This life was empty' by J. Rainis (a pseudonym of poet & playwright Jānis Pliekšāns) in Latvian, with an uncancelled 1-ruble Latvian stamp on front; real photo (of the accompanying art) postcard mailed TCV from Riga (date in cancel on back is unclear). $8.00 lp
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"The river Lielupe in winter…Riga, 1939.5.II" real photo postcard with caption from writing on back, lightly toned back, 2 corners toned on front, corners worn. One year before the Russians came. $3.25

"UK2BBF" Anykščiai / Onikszty / Onikschten / Anīkšči QSL viewcard used by an operator at the Jonas Biliūnas secondary school short wave amateur radio club, small bottom corner crease. Front pictures deer at the Riga Zoo. Nice. $3.50 la& NEW / NOU / OPKOMEND

"UK2GAS" Rēzekne / Rēzne / Rositten QSL postcard used 1972, fairly fresh. $2.00

Uncaptioned real photo showing several Latvian miners with some basic tools, uneven edges as issued, low-contrast  / grayish. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ml

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"UQ2AH" Riga QSL card on thin stock used 1970. $1.50

"UQ1GWE" (ex U2G, UK2GAE) Smiltene / Smilten / Смилтене QSL card used 1986 by operator Tur. Front design commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Smiltene Radio Club & 60 years of the Smiltene Technical School & centenary of the birth of Pauls Leyinsh (First President of Academy of Science in 1982. $3.75 l NEW / NOU / OPKOMEND

"UQ2GLX" Yekabpils / Jēkabpils / Jakobstadt / Jakubów QSL card used 1989 by operator Lery, tiny upper corner crease, otherwise fresh. $2.00 l

"UQ2GMR" continental Riga QSL card used 1988 by operator Slava Gribov, good edges. $1.50 l

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"UQ2GP" continental Riga QSL viewcard with a panorama of the city on front, used 1988 by operator Alex, slightly uneven cut to the top. $1.00 l ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"UQ2-037-290" Alūksne / Алуксне QSL card used 1983 by operator Aldis 'Aldo' Pjuss, fresh appearance, good edges. $2.00 l







"Vera Vernon" showing her standing in an elegant but traditional folk costume, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed 23.12.31 at Riga Latvia to another address in Riga (6-santimo stamp not damaged), slight ink smear in message area obscures nothing. $15.00 lnc-l

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"YL2LW" Riga QSL card used 1991, fresh appearance. $1.50

"YL2TW" Smiltene / Smilten / Смилтене QSL card used 1993 by operator Ingus Shelevskis, thick stock, fresh appearance, good edges. $2.00 l


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