1944. Fifteen year old Estonian refugee arriving to Sweden assisted by the Swedish Coast Guard.

EFÜR - EESTI FILATELISTIDE ÜHING ROOTSIS (THE ESTONIAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY IN SWEDEN) - CLUB INFO

Postal service was in operation long before there were any postage stamps in existence.
The very first postal stamps were issued in England, depicting Queen Victoria on one and two pence adhesives. Estonian philately was connected with Czarist Russia that printed its first stamps in 1857. The first true Estonian stamp, known as The Flower Design, was issued on November 24, 1918. Philatelic activity in subsequent years was lively and extensive.

World War II scattered Estonian collectors to many countries and continents. Most of them renewed their favorite hobbies in their new homelands. Today, the most numerous groups of Estonian philatelists outside Estonia are members of EFÜR in Stockholm, Sweden and E.F.S. in New York, USA. Each roster has about 100 members.
Smaller Estonian/Baltic stamp clubs are located in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands.


EFÜR - MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:

Anders Håkansson, President
Rådmansgatan 25, SE-114 25 Stockholm, Sweden
anders_hakansson@telia.com

Peeter Jensen
Profilstigen 12, SE-151 55 Södertälje, Sweden
peeter.jensen@swipnet.se

Erich Karjel
Gamla Huddingevägen 419 II, SE-12542 Älvsjö, Sweden

Ulo Waks, Treasurer
Björnstigen 10, SE-17072 Solna, Sweden
ulo.waks@comhem.se

Jaan Woode
Rudsjövägen 81, SE-13147 Nacka, Sweden
jaan@woode.se

MEETINGS

Every first Tuesday each month (except for January, July and August) at 18.00, we have club meetings in The Estonian House, Wallingatan 34, Stockholm. You are most welcome to join us.
Mostly, the club meetings are discussion evenings but there are also some swap-meetings.
Occasionally, we also have some small auctions, about once a year.

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If you are really interested in Estonian philately then it might be a good idea to join our society.
You don't have to be an Estonian, and you don't have to live in Sweden to join us – we have members of many nationalities all over the world – in Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, USA etc, etc.
As a member of Efür, you will easily get in touch with some of the most prominent Estonian philatelists all over the world. They are just waiting to assist you with some invaluable advice concerning all matters of Estonian philately and postal history. Naturally, you will also get access to the member area of this site. Alltogether, there are at present more than 80 interresting articles covering all aspects on Estonian stamps and postal history.
The member fee is only 50 SEK a year (5 Euro, 6 USD).

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OTHER ESTONIAN/BALTIC PHILATELIC SOCIETIES

CANADA

Club Philatelique Baltique de Montréal
J-J Raudsepp, 6133 Sherbrooke W. No 1, Montréal, Québec, Canada H4A 1Y4

ESTONIA

Eesti Filatelistide Liit (Estonian Philatelic Federation)
PK 84, EE 0090, Tallinn, Estonia
Club meetings:
37, keskkoolis, E. Vilde tee 69 Mustamäel (School No 37, E. Vilde tee 69, Mustamäe, Tallinn).
Wednesdays 16.00 - 18.00, Saturdays 10.00 - 12.00

Rahvusvaheline Eesti Filatelistide Selts Estonia (International Estonian Philatelic Society Estonia)
PK 3671, EE 0090 Tallinn, Estonia

FINLAND

International Estonian Philatelic Society
Pertti Hujala, Lansilenkki 24, Fin 02400 Kirkkonummi, Finland

FRANCE

Mr. Knut Pärnpuu
La Filaine, F-18370 Chateaumeillant,
France
knutp@free.fr

GERMANY

Die ArGe Estland e.V. ist ein Zusammenschluss von Estland-Philatelisten aus 13 Nationen. Die Wiederbelebung der Estland-Philatelie in Deutschland begann vor 25 Jahren mit einem Treffen in Dortmund; vor 20 Jahren wurde die ArGe Estland im BDPh e.V. gegründet, seit dem 9. März 2005 ist die ArGe Estland in das Vereinsregister eingetragen. Zur Zeit hat die ArGe Estland e.V. 98 Mitglieder sowie 2 korrespondierende Mitglieder.
http://www.arge-estland.de

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Estonian Philatelic Society in the United States of America
http://www.eestipost.com
Mr. Urmas Wompa
ujwx@hotmail.com