2nd generation: 1930 - 1938.

 

Also during this period the two machines "A" and "B" were in operation. 

 

The "A" and "B" cancellations were alternately used 1930 - 1935. From approx. January 1936 the machines were used simultaneously. See further in the special listening.

This is not officially confirmed but collected data from a lot of collectors shows upon this. Here is more to be researched on and my hope is to get information from everyone who has dates outside those in my listings.

 

The months in the circular date stamps are now in Arabic ciphers and the segments have always 9 bars.

 

The inscriptions are in the new Latvian orthography.

 

From the end 1935 / beginning 1936 "RIGA" is changed to "RĪGA" indicating the long vowel.

 

The machines were used on outgoing mail only.

M-16-A

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: A
Insert: BUY LATVIAN PRODUCTS
Known period of use; -1.10.29. - 12.3.30.

M-17-A

 

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: A
Insert: SUBSCRIBE TO RADIO changing with

INVEST MONEY WITH A POSTAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Used alternately with M-21-B and M-22-Ba; 23.9.30. - 11.6.34.

M-18-Aa

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.

RIGA - not indicating a long vowel. 

Serial letter: A
Insert: DONATE TO THE AIR FORCE FUND POSTAL CHECKING ACCOUNT No 1213 

changing with WITHOUT A STRONG AIR FORCE NO SAFE FUTURE! 

Known period of use; 13.4.35. - -7.12.35.

M-18-Ab

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
RĪGA - indicating a long vowel.
Serial letter: A
Insert: DONATE TO THE AIR FORCE FUND POSTAL CHECKING ACCOUNT No 1213
changing with WITHOUT A STRONG AIR FORCE NO SAFE FUTURE!
Used alternately with M-19-A and then continuous; 23.12.35. - -3.5.38.

M-19-A

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: A
Insert: VISIT THE ZEMGALE EXHIBITION

DURING 28.VIII-7.IX
Known period of use; 28.7.37. - -6.9.37.

M-20-B

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments

above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: INVEST MONEY WITH POSTAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT!

changing with SUBSCRIBE FOR RADIO!
Known period of use; 25.3.30. - 22.9.30.

M-21-B

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: BUY LATVIAN PRODUCTS

IN YOUR OWN INTEREST
Used alternately with M-17-A; 16.10.30. - 13.3.31.

M-22-Ba

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.

 RIGA - not indicating a long vowel.

Serial letter: B
Insert: GET TO KNOW YOUR NATIVE LAND! (Latvian)

VISIT LATVIA! (French)

THE HOSPITABLE LATVIA IS WAITING FOR YOU! (German)
Used alternately with M-17-A, 23-B and 24-B; 19.6.31. - 25.1.36.

M-22-Ba

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
RĪGA - indicating a long vowel.
Serial letter: B
Insert: GET TO KNOW YOUR NATIVE LAND! (Latvian)
VISIT LATVIA! (French)
THE HOSPITABLE LATVIA IS WAITING FOR YOU! (German)
Known period of use; 31.1.36. - -6.2.36.

M-23-B

 

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: THE SCOUTS OF LATVIA AWAIT YOU AT THE 3rd GREAT CAMP IN ASARI FROM 20 - 30 JULY 1934
Known period of use; 14.6.34. - 30.7.34.

M-23-B FAKE!

 

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: THE SCOUTS OF LATVIA AWAIT YOU AT THE 3rd GREAT CAMP IN ASARI FROM 20 - 30 JULY 1934

 

Besides that the date stamp and insert text isn't repeated as in an origin roller several other mistakes are to be found in this cancellation:

As well as in the date stamp as in the insert is the numeral "3" different, the origin has a straight top but the fake one is rounded.

The "4" is by the origin open at top in the date stamp as well as in the insert but the fake one has a closed top.

The upper line in the date bridge has a gap on both sides by the origin but these gaps doesn't exist by the fake one.

The "G" in "GAIDA" in the insert is by the origin rounded at bottom but by the fake one there is a vertical line to the right,

also the "D" is different, it is wider by the fake one.

The three stars in the date stamp are turned a little sideways by the orign but exactely straight by the fake cancellation

Read also more in "Philatelia Baltica" No 108!

 

If there is somebody who have an item with this fake cancellation I would be glad for a scan of it to improve the quality in the picture.

 

M-24-B

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: CONSUME MORE SUGAR! changing with

LATVIAN SUGAR NOURISHES - SUPPLIES ENERGY!
Known period of use; -4.7.35. - 19.7.35.

M-25-B

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: TRAVEL THROUGH YOUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY! GET TO KNOW YOUR COUNTRY!

changing with Map of Latvia with the names of the four provinces 
Used alternately with M-26-B; 13.5.36. - xx.12.37.

M-26-B

"Bridge" type circular date stamp with segments
above and below with 9 segment bars.
Serial letter: B
Insert: PLOUGH THE LAND IN THE AUTUMN!

Used alternately with M-25-B in autumn 1936 & 1937; -5.10.36. - 17.11.37.

For a more detailed information about the machine cancellers above and their periods

of use (earliest and latest seen dates) please click at the enclosed pdf-file below

 

Note! Dates, in the listening marked in blue, ar offical dates from the archives.

 

If you in your collection have dates outside those listed I hope you will inform me!