Monthly Archives: September 2014

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.

Märjamaa Postal History

Märjamaa Tunatoimkonna Toimetised II; Märjamaa 650: kogumik Märjamaa piirkonna ajaloost. (Märjamaa, 2014, 432 pages, 29 cm). This is a book about the history of Märjamaa area in Estonian language. On pages 318 – 330 Sergei Seeland is giving overview: The history of mail connection in Märjamaa on 17th century to the year 1941. Regular mail… Read More »

India Inspiring – Inspireeriv India!

Estonian National Museum Postal Museum shows 03.09.2014 – 02.11.2014 postage stamps inspired by Indian culture. Exotic – far, yet close country and topic was brought to us by student of University of Tartu, Indian philatelist Briti Deb. He has been interested in philately and Indian culture since his school years. Indian mythology in the Ramayana… Read More »