Letter sent from Panevėžys via Kaunas to Raudondvaris in the 1860s and paid with a first-issue Russian postage stamp, which was devalued by a numerical stamp (181 points) of the Panevėžys post office

Letter sent from Kaunas to Vilnius on 16 March 1863 and paid with a second-issue Russian postage stamp, which was devalued by a black numerical stamp (19 points) of the Kaunas post office

Postage stamps

First issue of Vilnius. 27 December 1918. Martynas Kukta’s printing house, Vilnius

Postage stamps

First issue of airmail. July – October 1921. Designer Mindaugas Pukas. Joseph Margolin’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas

Postage stamps

Issue marking the recognition of Lithuania de jure. 25 September 1922. Designer Adomas Varnas. Konstantin Andreyev’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas

First postage stamps with the denomination of cents and litas

1923–1925. Designer Adomas Galdikas. Joseph Margolin’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas

Postage stamps with the denomination of marks of the Klaipėda region

12 April 1923. Unknown designer. Joseph Margolin’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas. These stamps were reprinted with new denominations of the Lithuanian currency – litas and cents – in June 1923

Postage stamps

Issue marking the joining of the Klaipėda region to Lithuania. 8 August 1923. Designer Jonas Buračas. Unknown printing house, London

Postage stamps

Issue commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Vytautas the Great. 15 February 1930. Designer Adomas Varnas. Spindulys printing house, Kaunas

Letter carried on board the transatlantic plane “Lituanica” piloted by Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas on 15 July 1933, sent in an envelope with the pilots’ signatures

Postage stamp block

Varnas. Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ltd printing house, New Malden, England. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Lithuania’s independence. 20 March 1939. Designer Adomas

Stamped envelope “The Oak Tree of National Revival”

17 May 1990. Designer Violeta Skabeikienė. Ministry of Communications of Lithuania

Postage stamp block “1000 Years to Lithuania”

23 June 2001. Designer Henrikas Ratkevičius. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

Postage stamp block dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the restoration of the Lithuanian state

16 February 1998. Designer Viktoras Jasanauskas. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

Postage stamp block “750 Years to the Coronation of Mindaugas”

5 July 2003. Designer Andrius Repšys. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

Postage stamp sheet “From Museum Collections. National Museum of Lithuania”

7 May 2005. Designer Arūnas Prelgauskas. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

The collection includes postage stamps, sketches and drafts of postage stamps, envelopes and postcards, artist-made envelopes, letter paper, aerograms, telegrams, paper and envelopes for official correspondence of the Lithuanian state, as well as postage stamps and envelopes on Lithuanian themes published in other countries.

The earliest envelope, marked with Latin linear stamps used in the Vilnius and Aleksotas post offices, belongs to a letter sent on 4 October 1823 from Vilnius via the Aleksotas post office, at that time located on the border with the Kingdom of Poland. The collection includes other envelopes from the correspondence of Count Tyszkiewicz and people of his circle, paid with the first postage stamps of the Russian Empire and stamped with numerical dot stamps, and transported by Lithuanian postal routes in 1858–1866.

The collection also contains postage stamps of Lithuania from 1918–1940 and the Klaipėda region from 1920–1923 accumulated by Lithuanian philatelists in Chicago and donated to Lithuania in 1996. Since 1990 a collection of postage stamps of the restored independent state of Lithuania – stamp sheets, first-day covers, envelopes with occasional stamps, and souvenir sheets – is under formation.

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Letter sent from Panevėžys via Kaunas to Raudondvaris in the 1860s and paid with a first-issue Russian postage stamp, which was devalued by a numerical stamp (181 points) of the Panevėžys post office

Letter sent from Kaunas to Vilnius on 16 March 1863 and paid with a second-issue Russian postage stamp, which was devalued by a black numerical stamp (19 points) of the Kaunas post office

Postage stamps

First issue of Vilnius. 27 December 1918. Martynas Kukta’s printing house, Vilnius

Postage stamps

First issue of airmail. July – October 1921. Designer Mindaugas Pukas. Joseph Margolin’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas

Postage stamps

Issue marking the recognition of Lithuania de jure. 25 September 1922. Designer Adomas Varnas. Konstantin Andreyev’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas

First postage stamps with the denomination of cents and litas

1923–1925. Designer Adomas Galdikas. Joseph Margolin’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas

Postage stamps with the denomination of marks of the Klaipėda region

12 April 1923. Unknown designer. Joseph Margolin’s lithographic printing house, Kaunas. These stamps were reprinted with new denominations of the Lithuanian currency – litas and cents – in June 1923

Postage stamps

Issue marking the joining of the Klaipėda region to Lithuania. 8 August 1923. Designer Jonas Buračas. Unknown printing house, London

Postage stamps

Issue commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Vytautas the Great. 15 February 1930. Designer Adomas Varnas. Spindulys printing house, Kaunas

Letter carried on board the transatlantic plane “Lituanica” piloted by Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas on 15 July 1933, sent in an envelope with the pilots’ signatures

Postage stamp block

Varnas. Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ltd printing house, New Malden, England. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Lithuania’s independence. 20 March 1939. Designer Adomas

Stamped envelope “The Oak Tree of National Revival”

17 May 1990. Designer Violeta Skabeikienė. Ministry of Communications of Lithuania

Postage stamp block “1000 Years to Lithuania”

23 June 2001. Designer Henrikas Ratkevičius. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

Postage stamp block dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the restoration of the Lithuanian state

16 February 1998. Designer Viktoras Jasanauskas. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

Postage stamp block “750 Years to the Coronation of Mindaugas”

5 July 2003. Designer Andrius Repšys. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

Postage stamp sheet “From Museum Collections. National Museum of Lithuania”

7 May 2005. Designer Arūnas Prelgauskas. Budapest Securities Printing House, Hungary

The collection includes postage stamps, sketches and drafts of postage stamps, envelopes and postcards, artist-made envelopes, letter paper, aerograms, telegrams, paper and envelopes for official correspondence of the Lithuanian state, as well as postage stamps and envelopes on Lithuanian themes published in other countries.

The earliest envelope, marked with Latin linear stamps used in the Vilnius and Aleksotas post offices, belongs to a letter sent on 4 October 1823 from Vilnius via the Aleksotas post office, at that time located on the border with the Kingdom of Poland. The collection includes other envelopes from the correspondence of Count Tyszkiewicz and people of his circle, paid with the first postage stamps of the Russian Empire and stamped with numerical dot stamps, and transported by Lithuanian postal routes in 1858–1866.

The collection also contains postage stamps of Lithuania from 1918–1940 and the Klaipėda region from 1920–1923 accumulated by Lithuanian philatelists in Chicago and donated to Lithuania in 1996. Since 1990 a collection of postage stamps of the restored independent state of Lithuania – stamp sheets, first-day covers, envelopes with occasional stamps, and souvenir sheets – is under formation.

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