Office of Laimjala, Saaremaa (period about 1930).
OUTSTANDING DATES DURING THE RE-BIRTH
OF THE ESTONIAN POSTAL SYSTEM 1989 - 1992
Presidium of the SS of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declared
that the name of the Capital City should be spelled in Russian language
in the same way as in Estonian (Tallinn).
First postal flight Tallinn - Stockholm. Soviet Unions special postmark
with Soviet pentagon and Estonian three leopards on the shield. Text
of the postmark in Latin lettering.
Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic's Ministry of Communications declares
an open competition for designs for the Estonian own postage stamps.
Date for entries June 5, 1990.
Estonian Commission for Prices enacts "The Postal Services Rates"
which becomes basis for de facto of Estonian departure from Soviet
Union's postal system.
At the Head Post Office of Tallinn the up-grading of Soviet Union's
postal stationery was started (franked postal envelopes and postcards)
with framed purple rubber stamps. Text: EESTI/10 (or 60) kop./POST.
Postal Communications Administration in Estonia was re-organized and
continued as State enterprise under the name "Eesti Post".
First special cancellation "Estica 91 Avamine" (Opening
of Estica 91) without Soviet Union's pentagon and Russian text.
The Estonian Republic is declared as a Sovereign State. Estonian postal
service becomes de jure independent.
Eesti Post issues postage stamps in Estonian Republic. These stamps
were ordered in May 1991 and printed in Leipzig and in Stockholm.
New date-stamps (cancellers) with text EESTI went in to use.
Circular from the Transport and Communications Ministry of the Estonian
Republic, which informs that according to the resolution of the Republics
Ministerial Council from October 3, 1991 should from all official
forms, stamps, seals etc. be removed the title "EESTI/NSV"
(Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic). Obviously the same resolution
was basis for the removal from use of Soviet Union's postal date-stamps
All Soviet Union's postal pre-payment means (postage stamps, franked
stationery etc.) were no more valid in Estonia.
Estonian full membership of Universal Postal Union (UPU) was restored.
Monetary reform in Estonia. EEK - 1 Kroon=100 sents - equals to 0,125
Eesti Post issues special Christmas stamps. These were the first postage
stamps printed in Estonia after a lapse of almost 50 years.
The Estonian Philatelist #35, 1993
Narva mnt 1, EE 0001 Tallinn, Estonia
shop at Lossi plats 4, EE 0002 Tallinn (Monday - Friday 9.00 - 13.00,
14.00 - 17.00)