Lake Peipsi Fish

The joint Estonian-Russian
stamp issue

Russian Issue

Date of Issue : October 20, 2000
Designers : Jaan Saar, Juri Artsimenov
Denomination : 6 kr 50 s and 6 kr 50 s
Perforation : 14:13¾
Sheet Content : 24 Stamps (4 x 6)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued (pairs): 385 164
Order Number : 206-09-2000
First Day Cover Number : 2000-16
Eesti Post : Lake Peipsi Fish

Lake Peipsi (comprising its southern extension, Lake Pihkva) on the Estonian-Russian border, with a total area of 3,555 square kilometres constitues the fourth largest lake in Europe. The lake is shallow, up to 15 m in depth and rich in fish. It is a habitat of 37 species of fish.

The joint Estonian-Russian stamp issue is made up of two stamps with a coupon in between. One of the stamps features the smelt (Osmerus eperlanus spirinchus) and European lake whitefish (Coregonus albula), the other one the pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperka) and the whitefish or lavaret (Coregonus lavaretus manaenoides). An outline map of the lake and coats of arms of Estonia and Russia are pictured in the coupon.

More Information:

  • Peipsi Region - Survey
  • Peipsi Lake Project
  • Publishing & Trading Centre "Marka"

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