Category Archives: Stamps

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 »

08.09.2017 – Orjaku Leading Light Lighthouses

The Orjaku leading light lighthouses are located on the southern coast of Hiiu County by Jausa Bay and signal a safe fairway to Orjaku Port. The lighthouses made of mounted reinforced concrete rings were built in Orjaku in 1962 and their shape resembled those of the ones built in accordance with standard pre-war projects. There… Read More »

25.08.2017 – Konrad Mägi: Landscape with a Red Cloud

The Estonian artist Konrad Mägi (1878–1925) was one of the first modernist painters of northern and eastern Europe. His art is characterised by powerful colours, and he synthesised the major art trends of the time into a unique whole, adding his personal sensitivity to nature. The first comprehensive exhibition of Konrad Mägi’s works held outside… Read More »