Category Archives: Stamps

27.02.2020 – St. Nicholas’ Church in Paldiski

On 25 February 1770, the Consistory gave Paldiski permission to hold sermons in German. As the construction of the church could not start before Czar Nikolai I allocated 14,000 paper rubles for construction, the sermons were first held in a rental house. The cornerstone of the church, designed by architect Schellbach, was laid on 13… Read More »

19.02.2020 – Jaan Kross 100

With the release of the stamp of Jaan Kross (1920-2007), we are celebrating 100 years since the birth of an important figure in Estonian literature. The free verse poetry of Jaan Kross embodies the poetry revival of the 1960s and the coming of a powerful poetic wave in Estonian literature. His masterful and erudite historical… Read More »

29.01.2020 – 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty

The Tartu Peace Treaty was signed on 2 February 1920 after two months of negotiations between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia. The peace treaty brought the War of Independence (1918-1920) to a close and guaranteed the de jure independence of Estonia, which had been won on the battlefield. Under the terms of the… Read More »

28.01.2020 – Discovery of Antarctica 200. Estonian-Russian joint issue

1820 was a breakthrough year in the history of the discovery of Antarctica. The continent, which since ancient times had been rumoured to exist, finally was revealed to humankind. Antarctica was first sighted by the Irishman Edward Brasfield, the American Nathaniel Palmer and, as the first, the commanders of the Russian expedition Fabian Gottlieb von… Read More »

25.01.2020 – Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat

2011 marked the debut of a series of postage stamps commemorating Chinese New Year. This is the 10th stamp in the series and is dedicated to the Year of the Rat due to start on 25 January. There are 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac and the rat is the first of them. According… Read More »

14.01.2020 – Supreme Court 100

Under the Estonian Constitution, the Supreme Court is the highest court in Estonia, responsible for exercising supervision over constitutionality. 14 January 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the first public session of the Supreme Court in Tartu Town Hall. A century ago, in 1920, the Supreme Court began working in Tartu, in the Tartu… Read More »

06.01.2020 – Ugala Theatre 100

In January 2020, Estonia will mark the centenary of one of the country’s oldest professional theatres, Ugala. The Ugala’s birth date can be considered to be 5 January 1920, when legally unincorporated theatre and art society by the same name presented a Märt Mõrd-directed performance of Pansion Schöller, a farce written by Wilhelm Jacoby and… Read More »