Category Archives: Stamps

11.02.2019 – The 700th anniversary of Tallinn Cathedral School

As early as 1266, Tallinn’s cathedral chapter had an official who was in charge of the cathedral school. The first written record of the Tallinn Cathedral School is from 3 January 1319, when Danish King Eric VI Menved gave the cathedral chapter exclusive school operation rights in Tallinn. Based on the first mention of the… Read More »

05.02.2019 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig

In 2011, we launched the first of a series of postage stamps dedicated to the Chinese New Year. This is the ninth stamp of the series and it is dedicated to the Year of the Pig, which begins on 5 February. There are twelve animal signs in Chinese astrology and the pig is the last… Read More »

31.01.2019 – Definitive Stamp. Narva-Jõesuu

Narva-Jõesuu is located in north-eastern Estonia. As at 10 January 2019, the town has a population of 4,734. The town has two schools, two kindergartens, a hobby school, and a sports centre. The town features monuments to the Great Northern War, World War I, World War II, and many other sights. The beautiful Sinimäed Hills… Read More »

24.01.2019 – Estonian Red Cross 100

The Estonian Red Cross was born in the battles of the War of Independence. The Estonian Red Cross was created by Colonel Hans Leesment, a physician who participated in three wars. He prepared the statues of the Estonian Red Cross on the basis of the International Red Cross and the Government of the Republic of… Read More »

Estonian National Museum virtual exhibition “Rarities of the Estonian postal history”

Estonian National Museum Celebrating the centenary of the Estonian postage stamp with a virtual exhibition Rarities of the Estonian postal history One hundred years ago today, on 24 November 1918, the first Estonian postage stamp was issued. To mark the centenary, the Estonian National Museum (ENM) is chronicling some of the most fascinating moments in… Read More »

23.11.2018 – Christmas stamp with Smell 2018

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree – a spruces is the preferred Christmas tree in Estonia – and it plays an important role in the modern secular Christmas tradition. Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, stars, angels, tinsel and candles. Oftentimes decorating a tree is a family ritual. Although these days Christmas is considered… Read More »

20.11.2018 – Dictionary of Standard Estonian 100

Every nation has dictionaries and grammar for harmonising and developing their literary standards. For almost a century, Estonians have had dictionaries of standard language as their main dictionaries. The first dictionary of this kind was the Estonian spelling dictionary, published as a publication of the Estonian Literary Society in Tallinn in 1918. This dictionary harmonised… Read More »

17.11.2018 – Classics of Estonian painting

Classics of Estonian painting JOHANN KÖLER (1826–1899) was the first Estonian painter to acquire an academic education in art. He founded the Estonian portrait and landscape painting, and partially the Estonian genre painting as well. Köler was awarded a small gold medal upon graduation from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. He was part of… Read More »

12.11.2018 – Eesti Post 100

This year, Eesti Post celebrates its 100th anniversary with the Republic of Estonia. On 13 November 1918, Commander of the Defence League Colonel Johann Unt issued an order to assign Hindrek Rikand as the caretaker of Tallinn postal and telegraph office, and this marked the establishment of the Estonian postal company. On 1 June 1991,… Read More »