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Lithuania to Latvia
August 19, 1925

This airmail cover was sent from Klaipeda, Lithuania, to Liepaja, Latvia.
Both cities are on the Baltic coast nearly 190 km apart.

The cover is franked with a complete set of eleven
of the 1922 overprinted airmails (Scott C21-C31).

Each stamp was cancelled with its own Klaipeda CDS.

The cover bore a German airmail etiquette and was stamped PAR AVION.

The short distance permitted the letter to reach its destination
and receive a Liepaja CDS on the back on the same day.

Unabashedly philatelic, this is still an attractive cover.

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