Adoption of the Lübeck Charter by Rakvere,
700th anniversary


15.06.2002 - special cancellation

Date of Issue : June 5, 2002
Designers : Ülle Marks and Jüri Kass
Denomination : 4 kr 40 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 25 Stamps (5 x 5)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 260 750
Order Number : 252-05-2002
First Day Cover Number : 2002-12
Eesti Post : Adoption of the Lübeck Charter by Rakvere,
700th anniversary

On 12 June 1302, King Eric Menved of Denmark granted the Lübeck Charter to the town of Rakvere (German: Wesenberg) in lands then under Danish rule in northern Estonia, giving it the right to independently regulate important aspects of community life.

The stamp features the old aurochs-head coat-of-arms of Rakvere on the background of a 15th century certificate issued by the municipality, with the present coat-of arms shown in the upper right-hand corner. The FDC features Eric Menved's seal.

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