Insect in amber and amber museum on stamps and postmarks of Lithuania
, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in Northern Europe.
One of the three Baltic states, it is situated along the southeastern shore of the
Baltic Sea, to the east of
It is bordered by
to the north,
to the east and south,
to the south, and
Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian
exclave) to the southwest.
Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.9 million people as of 2015, and its
capital and largest city is Vilnius.
Lithuanians are a Baltic people.
The official language, Lithuanian, along with Latvian, are the only two
living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family.
As World War I neared its end, Lithuania's Act of Independence was signed
on 16 February 1918, declaring the founding of the modern Republic of Lithuania.
Starting in 1940, Lithuania was occupied first by the Soviet Union
and then by Nazi Germany
As World War II neared its end in 1944 and the Germans retreated, the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania.
On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union,
Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare itself
independent, resulting in the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania.
The first Lithuanian postage stamps ("Baltukai" issue) were issued in Vilnius in 1918.
The first airmail stamps were issued in 1921.
After the 1940 occupation by Soviet Union, Lithuanian postage stamps were replaced by Soviet stamps.
After restoration of independence (1990), Lithuania resumed issuing its own stamps.
Official stamps of Lithuania related to Paleontology: insect in amber and amber museum
 Palanga Amber Museum is a branch of the Lithuanian Art Museum and was established on the 3rd of August 1963.
The museum has about 29 thousand amber showpieces.
Insects in amber are shown on some margins of the Mini-Sheet.
More details are here
Some postal stationeries of Lithuania to consider: contributors to Paleontology
|08.01.2002 "200th anniversary of Ignacy Domeyko" [PSO1]
[PSO1] Ignacy Domeyko (1802 - 1889), Lithuanian: Ignas Domeika, was a famous 19th century geologist and mineralogist from the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
He occasionally sent these fossils to French Naturalists for study.
These fossils were mainly studied by Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d’Orbigny who named some of these fossils after their discoverer.
For more details, please go here
Commemorative postmarks of Lithuania to consider: amber museum
Legend is here
- [R1] Lithuania:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Lithuania:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Lithuania are here
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.
- Many thanks to Mr. Alexander Pedchenko from Russia, for his help in finding some missing philatelic stuff of Lithunia.