Type 1

Text in the "old orthography"

A 5-, 6- or 8-pointed star to the left

Index letter to the right

Both large and small size postmarks exists

Type 2

Text in the "old orthography"

Ornaments consisting of four arrowheads to the right

The same ornament to the right or an index letter

Both large and small size postmarks exists

Type 2E

Estonian type (made in Estonia)

Only used in Valmiera

Text in the "old orthography"

4- or 8-pointed star-like ornaments on the both sides. In the lower segment an index letter appears in one of the two existing postmarks of this type

Type 3 & 4

Made from earlier postmarks of the German "Ob. Ost" administration.

Text in the "old orthography"

Type 3 - Country name above but place name below

Type 4 - Place name above but country name below

The date is supplemented by the time of the day:

r / R for morning, w / W / / V / N for afternoon

Exception: One type of the Grobiņa postmarks is without the time notification

Type 5

Latvian standard postmarks introduced 1920

Text in the "old orthography"

Three stars to the left and an index letter to the right

Exception: DAUGAWPILS B and RESEKNE B with only one star to the left.

Segments with 5 or 7 bars

Month in Arabic or Roman letters but in some cases Arabic letters for the first 9 months and Roman for October – December (listed separately "a" and "b")

Type 6

Latvian standard postmarks introduced 1921

Text on the "new orthography"

Three stars to the left and an index letter to the right

Exception: DAUGAWPILS B and RESEKNE B with only one star to the left.

Always bars in the segments, mostly 9

Month in Arabic or Roman letters but in some cases Arabic letters for the first 9 months and Roman for October – December (listed separately "a" and "b")

From the end of 1935 / beginning of 1936 appears engraved postmarks altered with accentuation marks as "Ā", "Č", "Ē", "Ņ", "Š", "Ū" and "Ž"

Type 7

Re-engraved type 2 postmarks to meet the rules of the "new orthography" – always with "LATVIJA" instead of "LATWIJA".

Known are: DUNDAGA, IRLAVA, KANDAVA, MAZSALACA, RAUNA and REŅĢE

Type 8 & 9

Re-engraved type 3 & 4 postmarks to meet the rules of the "new orthography" like for type 7 postmarks.

Type 8 - Country name above but place name below

Type 9 - Place name above but country name below

One exception – Priekule with an index letter "D" instead of "LATVIA"

Type 10

Postmarks similar to type 6 but without segment bars

Mostly are the segment bars removed from the type 6 postmarks but also new produced postmarks exist. The segment bars where engraved late in the 1930ies and in 1940. The new produced are also from late 1930ies.