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new Lithuania stamp issues
#800 by Audrius
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:44 am
Name: “LYDUVENAI RAILWAY BRIDGE”
Issue date: 2012 10 25

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631 8.00 Lt – Lyduvėnai Raiway Bridge, the longest and the highest bridge in Lithuania.

Design: V. Bručienė. Offset. Art paper. Stamp size: 30 x 34.5 mm.

Edition: 0.10 million each stamp. Printed by “Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH“ printing - house in Austria (Vienna).

A souvenir sheet featuring railway bridges will supplement the stamp collection. The edition of the souvenir sheet is 30 thousand copies. The souvenir sheet jointly issued by the three Baltic States has been created by the Estonian artist Indrek Ilves.

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On Oct 25, 2012, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will release a joint souvenir sheet named Baltijos geležinkelio tiltai (The Baltic Railway Bridges). The souvenir sheet depicts the three railway bridges: The Lyduvėnai Bridge in Lithuania, the Carnikavu Bridge in Latvia, and the Narva Bridge (the latter both in use) in Estonia.
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#821 by Prahanoaki
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:32 am
1996 Michel block 7 K.Ciurlionis 80000 blocks
1997 Mi block 10 Alpinism 80000 blocks
1998 Mi block 13 National anthem 60000 blocks
2000 Mi block 20 2000 Years Christianism 50000 blocks
2001 Mi block 22 Millenium I 50000 blocks
2005 Mi block 32 K.Ciurlionis 30000 blocks
2006 Mi block 33 Millenium VI 25000 b.
2008 Mi block 36 Millenium VIII 25000 b.
2011 Kaunas 650th ann. 20000 b.
2011 Zoo 25000 b.
2011 Puntukas stone 20000 b.
and this 2012 one 30000 blocks.

Not all but you can see they are decreasing over the years. 20000 copies can be considered "rare" for a modern time stamp.
#822 by Audrius
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:27 am
Prahanoaki wrote:20000 copies can be considered "rare" for a modern time stamp.


Thanks for posting very interesting statistics.

Just because the issue is only 20,000 does not make it rare. Supply/demand ratio needs to be considered. For many countries with a relatively large number of active collectors (AU, US, DE,..) such small issue would create good demand but for small countries like Lithuania it may not. Furthermore, many active stamp collectors have no interest in modern stamps which further reduces the demand of modern stamps.