Category Archives: Postal history

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 »

New book and shop

Ahto Tanner new handbook-catalogue “Postage due and postal markings in Estonia 1918-1944” is released. The handbook takes in-depth look at postage due, “return to sender”, “from collection box” and other markings used on postal items in Estonia in 1918-1944. Issued 2018. Size A4, spiral bound, about 60 pages, full color. In English. Read More … New… 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 Ahto’s Postal History Blog…

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 »