Category Archives: Stamps

08.09.2016 – Estonian mushrooms. Fly agaric

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is the most common species of agaric in Estonia that mainly grows in birch, spruce and pine stands. Fully grown, the cap of the mushroom is 8–18 cm in diameter, bright red in colour and covered in white to yellowish removable warts. As the fungus grows, the number of warts may… Read More »

25.08.2016 – Estonian fauna. Northern birch mouse

The next stamp of the stamp series of Estonian fauna features the northern birch mouse (Sicista betulina Pallas, 1779). The northern birch mouse is a smaller mouse sized rodent belonging to the family of the Dipodidae. Its characteristics are a black stripe on the back and a tail much longer than its body. The northern… Read More »

17.08.2016 – Heads of state of the Republic of Estonia. Tõnis Kint 120

* 17.08.1896 in Taevere rural municipality, Viljandi County † 05.01.1991 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden Prime Minister in duties of the President 23.12.1970-01.03.1990 1938-1940 member of the Riigivolikogu (second chamber of the Riigikogu 1938-1940). 1953-1963 Minister of Agriculture, 1963-1970 Deputy Prime Minister of the Estonian Exile Government. Graduated from the High School of Sciences in Tartu, in 1916… Read More »

05.08.2016 – Veterans’ World Championships in orienteering

Orienteering is a sport in which a competitor passes control points in the landscape, using an orienteering map and compass. The sport started developing at the beginning of the 20th century. Soon other countries joined in and in 1961 the International Orientation Federation (IOF) was set up. By today it has 80 member countries. In… Read More »

15.09.2016 – Centenary of oil shale mining in Estonia

Industrial mining of oil shale began on 15 June 1916 on the Estonian territory. Two years later the Republic of Estonia took its mining under its administration. As a result oil shale mining has been of state importance for already a whole century. The long history points out that oil shale industry has been in… Read More »

09.06.2016 – Summer Olympic Games. Rio 2016

The XXXI summer Olympic Games will take place from August 5 to August 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will be the first time for a city of the South American continent to receive the summer Olympic Games. There will be 10,500 sportsmen from 206 countries taking part in the games and 306 sets… Read More »

19.05.2016 – Post Horn 0.05, 0.20, 0.40 €

A series of definitive stamps in the uniform Post Horn design began on 10 January 2008. 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 629-19.05.16, 630-19.05.16 and 631-19.05.16 About this stamps in philately foorum.

09.05.2016 – EUROPA — think green

This year the subject of the EUROPA postage stamps is “think green”. Of the two stamps one has been designed by the issuing country while the other stamp is similar for all the countries whereas the stamps form a joint whole between them. On the first stamp the artist shows that work made man from… Read More »

05.05.2016 – Painter Ants Laikmaa 150th birth anniversary

Ants Laikmaa (1866 -1942) was one of the most colourful persons of the Estonian art history, known as portrait painter, landscape painter whose favourite technique was pastel. Until the Estonianization in 1935 his name was Hans Laipman. After studies in St. Petersburg and Düsseldorf the artist opened a studio school under his own name in… Read More »

14.04.2016 – Folk costumes Audru and Tõstamaa

The postage stamps feature Pärnu County folk costumes — Audru woman and man and Tõstamaa girl and woman in the middle of the 18th century. In Audru both the women’s and men’s dark outdoor clothes were decorated with red strings. The Audru flower decorated caps had a high sharp peak and branchy lace. Also the… Read More »