27th Postcard Day and collectors meeting in Pärnu 04.10.2014

Pärnu Philatelic Society is organizing 04.10.2014 from 9:00 to 12:00 collectors meeting in Pärnu Nooruse Majas (Youth House) (Roheline 1B). Even though mostly postcard collectors are expected, all other collectors are welcome as well. There is a good information available on Nooruse Maja (Youth House) web site how to find the house and how to… Read More »

02.10.2014 – Euro stamp 1.20

On January 1, 2002 the common euro currency was launched in twelve countries of the European Union. On January 1, 2011 the euro was taken into use also in Estonia and the postage stamp issued to mark the event was the first one in the euro denomination of €1. This postage stamp has the same… Read More »

Collector’s fair in Tartu 28.09.2014

Tartu Philatelic Society is organizing on 28.09.2014 in Tartu Commercial Gymnasium (Anne 63) from 8:30 to 13:00 collectors fair. This time Fair’s stamp is with the same theme as Scientist’s Night theme and shows Ahhaa center. Seekordne kokkutuleku mark langeb kokku Teadlaste Öö festivali teemaga ja kujutab Ahhaa keskust. The print run of 80 copies.… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinnas 21.09.2014

Tallinn Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 21.09.2014 from 9:30 to 13:00 in Audentes Sports Gymnasium (Tondi 84). The informatino about the location and driving directions is available in viki.filateelia page and in philately forum topic. All collectors are welcome!

Jānis Cimze 200

03.07.2014 Latvian Post released the stamp for Jānis Cimze 200th birth anniversary. Jānis Cimze (in German Jahnis Zimse) (3.07.1814 Rauna parish (Latvia) – 22.10.1881 Valga) was a Latvian teacher, collector of folk songs and harmonizer, organist and choir director, teacher and founder of the choral culture in Latvia and Estonia. From 1839, until his death,… Read More »

Ainaži (Heinaste) lighthouse on Latvian stamp

Today, 12.09.2014 Latvian Post published Ainaži (in Estonian Heinaste) lighthouse motif stamp. On the map used as background image of the stamp shows the Gulf of Riga with Estonian coastline and western Estonian islands. In addition to the lighthouse the stamp also has part of seamen’s memorial also located in Ainaži (Heinaste). Comments and additional… Read More »

The first stamp of Imperial Russia, Weissenstein 1858

Here we see the first Russian postage stamp issued in 1857. It is cancelled using dateless 2-line “вейсен штейнъ” postmark from Weissenstein (Paide) in Estonia. This postmark is not listed in Hurt/Ojaste Handbook and was likely in use in 1858 until numeral cancel “384” arrived. Continue reading at postiajalugu.ee…

11.09.2014 – Definitive Stamp. Saue

Saue is a peaceful and secure small town of about 6,000 inhabitants with a lot of greenery that lies just six kilometres from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Saue acquired the status of a city on August 25, 1993. The vitality of city is characterized by very good administrative capacity, a large share of children… Read More »

11.09.2014 – Estonian mushrooms – the deadly fibrecap

The deadly fibrecap (Inocybe erubescens) is very poisonous, containing muscarine. The poison does not disappear even after scalding or drying. Quite soon after eating the mushroom signs of poisoning appear: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abundant perspiration, flow of spit and tears, often narrowing of the pupils and vision disorders. First aid must certainly be given after… Read More »

Finnish Postal Museum opened on 06.09.2014 in Tampere

In Tampere Vapriikki museum center Finnish Postal Museum was opened on 06.09.2014. Before the Postal Museum was located in Helsinki, Main postoffice building and it was opened for visitors last time 21.06.2012. When visiting Tampere it is now worthwhile to also take time to visit Postal Museum.