PIRITA

Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Nunnery of St. Brigitta.

Design by Günther Reindorff, showing the entrance to the convent, the ruins of the convent, a front view and the seal of the convent.

Paper: medium thick (0.07 mm), white.

Gum: white with a light mesh pattern.

Print: Printing sheet of 200 stamps, arranged in two panes of 100 each, separated by gutter.
All stamps have a colored protective network.

Perforation: 13 1/2 x 14.

Proofs exist (with the exception of the 10 senti).

Forgeries are not known.

Valid until December 31, 1936.

According to an agreement between the GPO and the GPW of December 11, 1935, all unsold remainders of commemorative stamps were to be returned to the GPW, who were entitled to handle the sale of the remainders and thereby to cover the original cost of printing. GPW offered Pirita stamps to the public several times after 1936.

162 Ei - 165
Mi - 120
Zu - 126
SG - 128
YT - 146
Sc - 134
 
Day of Issue:
1936-06-10
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
1.234.500
SI DPC, 1936-06-10 - 1936-12-31

5 S. Green (yellow)

0.50 0.15  

SI
MU
MI

    5:-
5:-
3:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
E:1 Interrupted frame +0.50 +0.25  
G:1 Green (yellow) 18:-    
G:2 Ditto, horizontal gutter pair 55:-    

 

163 Ei - 166
Mi - 121
Zu - 127
SG - 129
YT - 147
Sc - 135
 
Day of Issue:
1936-06-10
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
1.200.000
SI DL, PC Finland 1936-06-10 - 1936-12-31

10 S. Blue (lilac)

0.75 0.15  

SI
MU
MI

    12:-
15:-
5:-
  Block of four 5x 10x  
E:1 Interrupted frame +0.50 +0.25  
E:2 Colored spot in design +0.50 +0.25  
E:3 Interrupted frame under (P)O +0.50 +0.25  

164 Ei - 167
Mi - 122
Zu - 128
SG - 130
YT - 148
Sc - 136
 
Day of Issue:
1936-06-10
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
311.600
SI DL40g, R-DL, L-Finland,
Air-PC-Finland 1936-06-10 - 1936-12-31

15 S. Red (orange)

1:- 2:-  

SI
MU
MI

    12:-
15:-
8:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
E:1 Partly set-off +2:- +2:-  
E:2 Mutilated right roof +1.50 +1.50  
E:3 Stop after (3)6 +0.50 +0.50  
G:1 Red (orange 18:-    

 

165 Ei - 168
Mi - 123
Zu - 129
SG - 131
YT - 149
Sc - 137
 
Day of Issue:
1936-06-10
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
295.600
SI IL 1936-06-10 - 1936-12-31

25 S. Ultramarine (brownish yellow)

1.50 2.50  

SI
MU
MI

    12:-
25:-
10:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
E:1 Colored spot in seal +1:- +0.50  
E:2 Damaged frame +1:- +0.50  
G:1 Ultramarine (brownish yellow) 18:-    

Please note that all prices are estimates in USD, based on the average retail market of 1985, when the original catalogue/handbook was written. The prices are considerably higher today.