Category Archives: Stamps

16.02.2018 – Chinese New Year – the year of the dog

As of 2011, we have issued a series of postal stamps in honour of the Chinese New Year every year. This series is the eighth of this kind and is dedicated to the year of the dog, which starts on 16 February. There are twelve animal characters in Chinese astrology and the dog is the… Read More »

26.01.2018 – Estonian Defence League 100 years

The DEFENCE LEAGUE is a voluntary national defence institution which is militarily organised, conducts military exercises, bears arms and performs the duties that arise from and have been placed upon it on the basis of the Estonian Defence League Act. Created on 11 November 1918, the DEFENCE LEAGUE is the oldest and largest national defence… Read More »

12.01.2018 – Olympic Winter Games 2018 in Pyeongchang

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Four new disciplines in existing sports will be introduced in Pyeongchang, including big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating and mixed team alpine skiing. For the first time, Estonian athletes took part in Olympic… Read More »

24.11.2017 – Christmas stamps set 2017

“There is a quiet snowfall on Christmas Eve. The moon is bright and stars are shining up high. A couple of bullfinches are snuggled up on the window sill. The children have just finished building a snowman and have returned home to warm up and bake gingerbread cookies with their mother. The house is filled… Read More »

21.09.2017 – Estonian mushrooms. The brown roll-rim

The brown roll-rim (Paxillus involutus) is a common mushroom in Estonia, it can be found from June to November. In addition to forests, the brown roll-rim also grows in cultivated areas, such as gardens and parks. This mushroom is especially numerous during dry summers and autumns. Brown roll-rim poisoning has caused several deaths in Europe.… Read More »

11.09.2017 – Estonian fauna. The lynx

The lynx or the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a species belonging to the Felidae family. Lynxes are medium-sized and have long legs; they weigh up to 30 kg. The largest lynx caught in Estonia weighed 40 kg. They are predators whose main prey are roe deer and hares. Their only natural enemy is the… Read More »