21.06.2019 – Centenary of the Battle of Cēsis

The Battle of Cēsis was fought from 19 to 23 June 1919 near the northern Latvian city of that name, Estonian forces being pitted against the Baltic German Landeswehr and the German Iron Division. The battle determined the fate of the War of Independence and 23 June is today celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.… Read More »

23.05.2019 – 100th anniversary of the Patent Office

The Patent Office came into existence together with Estonian statehood. On 23 May 1919, an official for patents was appointed by order of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Estonia. This day is considered the beginning of legal protection for industrial property in Estonia and thus is also the birthday of… Read More »

20.05.2019 – 100th anniversary of Metrosert

The ‘Metrosert 100’ stamp being issued on World Metrology Day on 20 May 2019 is dedicated to the centenary of Estonia’s Central Office of Metrology and to the redefined SI base units coming into force on the same date. Established on 1 July 1919 as the Chamber of Weights and Measures, today’s AS Metrosert functions… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 19.05.2019

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 19.05.2019 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. All collectors are welcome!

16.05.2019 – 200th birth anniversary of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Johann Voldemar Jannsen (birth name Jaan Jensen; born 16 May 1819 in Vana-Vändra Rural Municipality – died 13 July 1890 in Tartu) was an Estonian journalist, schoolmaster and one of the leaders of the national awakening movement. Jannsen was born into a miller and tavern-keeper’s family in Vändra, Pärnu County. He studied at a municipal… Read More »

25.04.2019 – EUROPA. National bird

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a passerine with blackish blue upperparts, off-white underparts, rufous forehead, chin and throat and a deeply forked tail, of which 100,000 to 200,000 pairs live in Estonia. It mainly nests in man-made structures, such as stables, attics and under the eaves of buildings, where it builds a nest of… Read More »

24.04.2019 – Parliament of Estonia, Riigikogu 100

The Republic of Estonia was born on 24 February 1918. A year later, the Estonian people elected their first representative body – the Estonian Constituent Assembly. The opening session was held on 23 April 1919 and this date is now celebrated as the birthday of the Estonian Parliament. The Assembly created the formal basis for… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 21.04.2019

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 21.04.2019 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. All collectors are welcome!