The Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is a sub-species of the Atlantic herring that lives in the Baltic Sea. It is mostly about 20 cm long with a silvery lustre and dark bluish green back that has adapted to the changeable salinity water and therefore it is possible to find it almost everywhere in the… Read More »
The Estonian Ornithological Society has chosen turtledove the bird of the year 2017. There are two representatives of the genus: turtle dove and ruff turtle dove. We have to do with some of the least studied types of birds in Estonia. The turtle dove is the smallest European dove. Its head is greyish, its throat… Read More »
Starting from 2011 a series of postage stamps is issued. This year’s stamp is the seventh of the series and is dedicated to the Year of the Rooster which begins on January 28. Chinese astrology has twelve animal figures and the rooster is the tenth in the series. According to a legend the animal names… Read More »
Philatelic exhibition HIIU RUUT 2017 is now open for viewing. View the exhibit to 01.02.2017.
Postage stamps 1. Natural bog Designer: Indrek Ilves Foto: Mati Kose 2. Bird of the Year – Great tit Designer: Vladimir Taiger 3. Estonian fauna – northern birch mouse Designer: Sándor Stern Look all 2016 Special cancellations with related postal stationary, special envelope or postcard 1. Bird of the Year… Read More »