SOCIETY OF ESTONIAN SCOURS

Commemorating the Centenary of the Society.

Design by Georg Westenberg, showing the founders of the Society - the famous Estonian writers F.R. Faehlmann (1798-1850) and F.R. Kreutzwaid (1803-1882).

Paper: pure white chalk-surfaced paper (English).

Gum: white with a light mesh.

Print: Printing sheet of 200 stamps, arranged in two panes of 100 each. All panes have Printing Order numbers. A souvenir sheet (size 90 x 138.5 mm) with all four values was issued.

Perforation: 13 1/2 x 14.

Proofs exist.

Forgeries: The so called proofs, printed poorly on ungummed inferior paper stem from reprints privately made with the original plates after the World War II.

Valid until December 31, 1938.

181 Ei - 186
Mi - 138
Zu - 142
SG - 140
YT - 159
Sc - 139
 
Day of Issue:
1938-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
1.200.000
SI DPC 1938-06-15 - 1938-12-31

5 S. Green

0.60 0.50  

SI
MU
MI

    4:-
4:-
3:-
  Block of four 6x 10x  
A:1 Horizontal double perforation +15:- +15:-  
B:1 Dark green +0.10 -  
E:1 0 (P) instead of 6 (P) +0.50 +0.50  
E:2 Colored spot in design +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 Pair, one stamp higher +0.50 +0.50  
F:1 Printing Order No. T 860- 6.XII 1937 - 1.200.000 +10:-    
F:2 Ditto with horizontal double perforation +25:-    
G:1 Dark green 20:-    

 

182 Ei - 187
Mi - 139
Zu - 143
SG - 141
YT - 160
Sc - 140
 
Day of Issue:
1938-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
1.600.000
SI DL, PC Finland, Sweden 1938-06-15 - 1938-12-31

10 S. Brown

0.60 0.50  

SI
MU
MI

    4:-
5:-
3:-
  Block of four 6x 10x  
B:1 Dark brown +0.20 -  
E:1 Inverted 3 instead of (3)8 +4:- +4:-  
E:2 White dot in design +0.50 +0.25  
E:4 White dot between (E)ES +0.50 +0.25  
E:5 White dot under (P)O +0.50 +0.25  
F:2 Printing order No. T.861-6.XII 1937 - 1.600.000 +10:-    
G:1 Dark brown 20:-    

 

183 Ei - 188
Mi - 140
Zu - 144
SG - 142
YT - 161
Sc - 141
 
Day of Issue:
1938-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
180.000
SI DL40g, R-DPC, L Finland, Sweden 1938-06-15 - 1938-12-31

15 S. Carmine

0.75 1.50  

SI
MU
MI

    10:-
15:-
7:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
B:1 Dark carmine +0.25 -  
E:1 Damaged letters or numerals +0.50 +0.50  
E:2 Smeared S(E) +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 White dot in design +0.50 +0.50  
E:4 Colored line in face +0.50 +0.50  
E:5 White dot between (O)ST +0.75 +0.50  
E:6 White line in S(T) +0.50 +0.50  
F:1 Printing order No. T.862-6.XII 1937 - 180.000 +18:-    
G:1 Dark carmine 20:-    

 

184 Ei - 189
Mi - 141
Zu - 145
SG - 143
YT - 162
Sc - 142
 
Day of Issue:
1938-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
180.000
SI IL, R-DL40g 1938-06-15 - 1938-12-31

25 S. Ultramarine

1.50 2:-  

SI
MU
MI

    15:-
20:-
10:-
  Block of four 5x 8x  
B:1 Dark ultramarine +0.25 -  
E:1 Broken P(O) +1:- +1:-  
E:2 White dot in design +0.50 +0.50  
E:3 Mutilated 2 +0.75 +0.75  
E:4 Damaged frame +0.50 +0.50  
E:5 Mutilated wig +0.75 +0.50  
F:1 Printing order No. T.863-6.XII 1937 - 180.000 +18:-    
G:1 Dark ultramarine 20:-    

 

185 Ei - 190
Mi - Bl.2
Zu - 146
SG - MS
YT - Bl.2
Sc - 142a
 
Day of Issue:
1938-06-15
Perforation:
13 1/2 x 14
Issued:
57.700
SI R-L40g Finland, Sweden 1938-06-15 - 1938-12-31
SI rare
Souvenir Sheet, imprint brown-green,
5 + 10 + 15 + 25, 90 x 139 mm
12:- 25:-  
      60:-
  Se-tenant pairs:
5 + 10 horizontal
15 + 25 horizontal
5 + 15 vertical
10 + 25 vertical

1.50
2:-
2:-
3:-

1.50
2:-
2:-
3:-
 
E:1 5 S. stamp shifted +3:- +3:-  
E:2 5 S. stamp strongly shifted, cutting design +5:- +5:-  
E:3 15 S. stamp shifted +3:- +3:-  
E:4 (15) S. smeared +1:- +1:-  

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.