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In the guide of Neumann -from 1908 (see literature below)- you can read that the tsar by this ‘Denkmal zu Ehren des beliebten Monarchen’ on 28 august 1818 held his entry to Riga after his return from Paris.According this guide the building hindered the traffic -already then- and the Alexandergate was replaced to the end of the Alexanderstreet on the city-border.The present -as on the cards- was build on the site of the old German theatre, after a fire in 1882.The theatre become the National Opera House in 1919, and the National Theatre moved elsewhere. The cancellation is used simultaneously with M-07-B.
In the 17th century it was named the Powder Tower due to gunpowder stored there. The rate for a card abroad was 4 kopecks in the period – , but for printing matter the rate was 2 kopecks.
Here below a card from Riga to Middelburg (Netherlands) with the theatre of Riga: The address-side of this card: The postmark of Riga is one-rings, ‘cross-date’. In the middle the day stays first, under it the month (in Roman numerals), left of the whole the century and right the rest of the year. About the theatre on the two cards above: the National Opera House was constructed in 1863 by the St.
In circular 13 of 5 April 1890 the instruction arrived to use Roman numerals for new stamps. Petersburg architect Ludwig Bohnstedt, for the then German-speaking City Theatre.
Richard Zariņš, one of the best-known Latvian graphic artists. The postage stamp is Michel 45A, issued May 14, 1920. In January 1920 the Soviet Latvian troops were defeated and on the Latvian Constituent Assembly convened. J.Čakste was elected President of the Assembly and of the Republic.
Between 30 April and were issued four postage stamps (Mi.42-45) to commemorate the First Constituent Assembly. M-06-B is a machine cancellation with ‘L’ (3 mm indented) and three stars before the 3 upper shorter lines (like M-08-B below). In the datestamp the country name is also in the old orthography (LATWIJA), still without serial letter. M-10-B Card with the machine cancellation M-10-B with the text IZSTĀDE – TIRGUS RIGĀ-22. VIII-1923 FOIRE-MESSE-FAIR (Exhibition – fair Riga 22. VIII-1923, the last line FAIR in French, German and English) , serial letter B. Text in the flag: PERKAT LATVIJAS RAZOJUMUS (Buy Latvian products).