EUROPA '99. Tolkuse Bog


Date of Issue : April 27, 1999
Designer : Jaan Saar
Denomination : 5 kr 50 s
Perforation : 14:13¾
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (5 x 10)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 385 100
Order Number : 166-04-1999
First Day Cover Number : 1999-5
Eesti Post : EUROPA
Michel : 343

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  • International letters up to 20 g to Zone 2
  • The nearly 6,500-year old Tolkuse Bog is the central, and biggest, part of the Rannametsa-Soometsa landscape reserve situated in the Pärnu lowlands in southwestern Estonia. It has an area of 55 sq km, including 34.7 sq km of low-lying marshes and 16.2 sq km of raised bog. It is unique in Europe because it is one of few where a lagoon-type wetland has developed to the raised bog stage.

    For its plant cover and appearance (dozens of pools and impenetrable mires) Tolkuse Bog is a typical representative of large West-Estonian wetlands.


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