Date of Issue : June 19, 2001
Illustrations : Edgar Valter
Design : Lembit Lõhmus
Price : 35 kr
Denomination : 32 kr (4 x 3.60 + 4 x 4.40)
Perforation : 14:13¾
Booklet : 2 Pages, 4 + 4 Stamps
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 52 157
Order Number : 223-05-2000
First Day Cover Number : 2001-12
Eesti Post : Pokuland

Pokuland is a fairy-tale land being created amid forests and bogs in Estonia's southeastern corner on the basis of a children's book, Pokuraamat (1994), by Edgar Valter. Pokuland is to be populated by pokus, animated sedge tussocks, a typical feature of the area, which Edgar Valter has brought to life in his book, introducing young readers to their traditional way of life in the midst of nature.
Edgar Valter (b. 21 Sept. 1929), a prolific author and illustrator of children's books of immense popularity in Estonia, was put on the IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers) Honour List in 1996 for his Pokuraamat.
A sum of 3 kroons from the sale price of each booklet will help fund the Pokuland project of the Estonian Nature Fund.

More Information:

  • Pokumaa (in estonian)
  • Tunne and Mari-Ann Kelam are patrons of the Pokumaa

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