Category Archives: Stamps

27.05.2017 – Reformation 500 years

The five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation is celebrated all over the world. The Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) has officially given the title of reformation city both to Tallinn and Tartu. In 1517 the monk and theologian Martin Luther (1483-1546) initiated a debate against the sale of indulgencies. As a result of… Read More »

13.05.2017 – Estonian presidency of the Council of EU

In July 2017, Estonia will hold its first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This means that for a 6-month period, Estonia will be responsible for finding common ground between the interests and positions of all EU member states, trying to strike a balance between different viewpoints and needs. During the Presidency, Estonia… Read More »

08.05.2017 – EUROPA. Keila-Joa and Maarjamäe castle

The design of the Castle of Keila – Joa was made by the Saint Peterburg architect Hans Stackenschneider who later became a court architect and the most important representative of the historical style in Russia. The castle was built next to the Keila river on the right bank and it was one of the first… Read More »

29.04.2017 – The Lions movement 100 years

Lions Clubs international, the biggest charitable organization of the world that received its beginning from Chicago on June 7 1917, marks this year its 100th anniversary. The aim of the movement is to help above all persons that need help in the local community but also to assist victims of worldwide natural catastrophes and to… Read More »

15.04.2017 – Estonian figure skating 100 years

By the beginning of the 20th century figure skating became widespread in Estonia and the logical continuation was to organize Estonian championships. The first Estonian champions were ascertained on February 26, 1917 on the Tallinn Kalev skating rink, the event is regarded to be the beginning of Estonian figure skating. Until the Second World War… Read More »

23.02.2017 – Estonian national Fish: Baltic herring

The Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is a sub-species of the Atlantic herring that lives in the Baltic Sea. It is mostly about 20 cm long with a silvery lustre and dark bluish green back that has adapted to the changeable salinity water and therefore it is possible to find it almost everywhere in the… Read More »

09.02.2017 – Bird of the year – turtledove

The Estonian Ornithological Society has chosen turtledove the bird of the year 2017. There are two representatives of the genus: turtle dove and ruff turtle dove. We have to do with some of the least studied types of birds in Estonia. The turtle dove is the smallest European dove. Its head is greyish, its throat… Read More »

28.01.2017 – Chinese New Year – Year of the rooster

Starting from 2011 a series of postage stamps is issued. This year’s stamp is the seventh of the series and is dedicated to the Year of the Rooster which begins on January 28. Chinese astrology has twelve animal figures and the rooster is the tenth in the series. According to a legend the animal names… Read More »

19.05.2016 – Post Horn 0.10, 0.65, 1.40 €

On 10 February 2016 began the new Post Horn series. The stamps brought out now are an addition to the same post horn series. Estonian Post 645-18.01.17, 646-18.01.17 ja 647-18.01.17 About this stamps in philately foorum.