Category Archives: Stamps

11.09.2019 – Estonian fauna. Mole

The mole or European mole (Talpa europaea) is a mammal of the genus Talpa in the family Talpidae. The body of a mole is 11-16 cm long on average and its tail is 2-4 cm long. They have a very short neck, long snout, small eyes concealed in coat, spade-like forelimbs adapted for digging and… Read More »

06.09.2019 – Estonian firefighting 100

September marks the centenary of the central association of Estonian firefighting organizations. The Estonian Firefighting Association was founded on 6-7 September 1919 at a firefighters’ congress held in Tallinn. The association united voluntary fire departments, published a trade magazine and recognized the best with service badges. The firefighting organizations’ members were people from different walks… Read More »

29.08.2019 – Estonian Mushrooms. The Funeral Bell

The Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata) is a highly poisonous mushroom whose consumption leads to amanitin poisoning. You should avoid picking it at all costs. It remains poisonous even when blanched. The sticky cap of the Funeral Bell can be up to 3 cm in diameter and is two-toned: the watery, striped edges are a dark… Read More »

05.07.2019 – My Stamp. Muhu

My Stamp is a postage stamp that you can design yourself and that everyone has the possibility to order from the website pood.post.ee/minumark. In the design of 15,000 postage stamps the motive of the Estonian third largest island Muhu has been used, and the rest of the printing will be personalised according to orders. There… Read More »

21.06.2019 – Centenary of the Battle of Cēsis

The Battle of Cēsis was fought from 19 to 23 June 1919 near the northern Latvian city of that name, Estonian forces being pitted against the Baltic German Landeswehr and the German Iron Division. The battle determined the fate of the War of Independence and 23 June is today celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.… Read More »

23.05.2019 – 100th anniversary of the Patent Office

The Patent Office came into existence together with Estonian statehood. On 23 May 1919, an official for patents was appointed by order of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Estonia. This day is considered the beginning of legal protection for industrial property in Estonia and thus is also the birthday of… Read More »

20.05.2019 – 100th anniversary of Metrosert

The ‘Metrosert 100’ stamp being issued on World Metrology Day on 20 May 2019 is dedicated to the centenary of Estonia’s Central Office of Metrology and to the redefined SI base units coming into force on the same date. Established on 1 July 1919 as the Chamber of Weights and Measures, today’s AS Metrosert functions… Read More »

16.05.2019 – 200th birth anniversary of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Johann Voldemar Jannsen (birth name Jaan Jensen; born 16 May 1819 in Vana-Vändra Rural Municipality – died 13 July 1890 in Tartu) was an Estonian journalist, schoolmaster and one of the leaders of the national awakening movement. Jannsen was born into a miller and tavern-keeper’s family in Vändra, Pärnu County. He studied at a municipal… Read More »