Juhan Jaik, author, centenary of birth



Date of Issue : September 3, 1998
Designer : Kristjan Mändmaa
Denomination : 3 kr 60 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (10 x 5)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 763 250
Order Number : 155-08-1998
First Day Cover Number : 1998-13
Estonian Post : Juhan Jaik, author, centenary of birth
Catalogue EHS : 168
Michel : 332
Scott : 349

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    13.01.1999 Võru

    Juhan Jaik, a writer of stories for children and young people, was born on 13 January 1899 and died 10 December 1948 in exile in Stockholm. The best of his stories rely on folk tradition and local history. In them, in a mild humorous vein peculiar to him, Jaik colourfully describes the lives of people, both rich and poor, in southern Estonia in the first half of the 20th century.

    The postage stamp reproduces an illustration by Eduard Järv to Juhan Jaik's story The Bottle Genie.


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