Category Archives: Stamps

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 »

19.11.2019 – Estonia’s National University 100

This year, the University of Tartu will mark 100 years since it was re-opened as a university teaching in Estonian. On 1 December 1919, the opening ceremony of the University of Tartu in the newly independent Republic of Estonia was held and the university dedicated first and foremost to Estonian students and serving Estonian society… Read More »

17.11.2019 – From the treasury of the Estonian Art Museum

In the early years of the Art Museum of Estonia, the northern Estonian art protection committee – tasked with gathering up art treasures from abandoned manors in wartime – handed over artworks to the museum. The Procession of the Bride is from Nõva Manor in Lääne County. The painting also has a “twin” at the… Read More »

Estonian stamp was awarded at NexoFil

There was a competition in Spain called NexoFil among stamps issued in the world in 2018. International jury chose best stamps in 10 categories. The second best in the category of the Most Innovative Stamp was Estonian flag, which had its second print issued in 2018. Read more about the competition and award ceremony: NEXOFIL… Read More »