Author Archives: Elmo

20.02.2019 – Vello Agori (Gori) 125

Vello Agori, who worked under the pseudonym Gori, (20.02.1894 Pärnu – 07.10.1944 Tallinn) was one of the most popular caricaturists of his era. His education started in Pärnu upper secondary school and continued in Pärnu town school. During his school years, he already commenced studies with the artist Rudolf Lepik. In 1913, he moved to… Read More »

11.02.2019 – The 700th anniversary of Tallinn Cathedral School

As early as 1266, Tallinn’s cathedral chapter had an official who was in charge of the cathedral school. The first written record of the Tallinn Cathedral School is from 3 January 1319, when Danish King Eric VI Menved gave the cathedral chapter exclusive school operation rights in Tallinn. Based on the first mention of the… Read More »

05.02.2019 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig

In 2011, we launched the first of a series of postage stamps dedicated to the Chinese New Year. This is the ninth stamp of the series and it is dedicated to the Year of the Pig, which begins on 5 February. There are twelve animal signs in Chinese astrology and the pig is the last… Read More »

31.01.2019 – Definitive Stamp. Narva-Jõesuu

Narva-Jõesuu is located in north-eastern Estonia. As at 10 January 2019, the town has a population of 4,734. The town has two schools, two kindergartens, a hobby school, and a sports centre. The town features monuments to the Great Northern War, World War I, World War II, and many other sights. The beautiful Sinimäed Hills… Read More »

24.01.2019 – Estonian Red Cross 100

The Estonian Red Cross was born in the battles of the War of Independence. The Estonian Red Cross was created by Colonel Hans Leesment, a physician who participated in three wars. He prepared the statues of the Estonian Red Cross on the basis of the International Red Cross and the Government of the Republic of… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 20.01.2019

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 20.01.2019 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!

Estonian National Museum virtual exhibition “Rarities of the Estonian postal history”

Estonian National Museum Celebrating the centenary of the Estonian postage stamp with a virtual exhibition Rarities of the Estonian postal history One hundred years ago today, on 24 November 1918, the first Estonian postage stamp was issued. To mark the centenary, the Estonian National Museum (ENM) is chronicling some of the most fascinating moments in… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 25.11.2018

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 25.11.2018 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!

23.11.2018 – Christmas stamp with Smell 2018

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree – a spruces is the preferred Christmas tree in Estonia – and it plays an important role in the modern secular Christmas tradition. Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, stars, angels, tinsel and candles. Oftentimes decorating a tree is a family ritual. Although these days Christmas is considered… Read More »