Category Archives: Stamps

17.11.2016 – From the treasury of the Estonian Art Museum

Valve Janov (1921-2003) who in the second half of the 1940s belonged to the progressive-minded young artists studying at the Tartu State Art Institute was one of the first in Estonia who dared to experiment with abstract art. She made her first abstract works as early as in 1958. When the authorities closed down the… Read More »

08.11.2016 – Baltic Assembly 25. Joint Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian issue.

The Baltic Assembly is an international organisation established in Tallinn on 8 November 1991 to coordinate parliamentary cooperation among the Baltic States, discuss matters and projects of common interest, address shared problems, and express joint positions. Through mutual support and interaction, the Baltic Assembly promoted the consolidation of independence, the integration into the European Union… Read More »

27.10.2016 – Virtsu lighthouse

Planning and building of the first Virtsu lighthouse started in 1863 and the first assembled Virtsu lighthouse went into operation in 1866. It was red in colour with a green cast iron cap, 28 eight meters high with the visibility of the light 11 miles, which was increased to 16 by 1914. In 1917 the… Read More »

01.10.2016 – Estonian National Museum

The Estonian National Museum is the Estonian and Finno-Ugric cultural museum. The building of the museum that was designed by the architectural bureau DGT Architects is in Raadi in Tartu among parks and in its outside territories. The museum has a permanent exhibition under the name of “Meetings” and the finnish-ugrian permanent exhibition, “Echo of… Read More »

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 »