01.10.2022 – Postcrossing

Postcrossing is a worldwide project which allows anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The idea is simple: for each postcard you send, you will receive one back from a random postcrosser from somewhere in the world.Registering and creating an account to Postcrossing.com is free. After having an account, the first… Read More »

16.09.2022 – A stamp for charity – the Estonian Cancer Society

This is a stamp issued for charity. By purchasing this stamp, you donate 1 euro to the Estonian Cancer Society (MTÜ Eesti Vähiliit) and support cancer prevention efforts.The Estonian Cancer Society was created in 1992 by the Estonian Association of Oncologists.In its work, the Estonian Cancer Society focuses mainly on the prevention of cancer and… Read More »

12.09.2022 – The Riigikogu building 100

The Riigikogu building was completed by 12 September 1922, designed according to the projects of architects Eugen Habermann and Herbert Johanson. A modern avant-garde style – expressionism – was chosen to emphasise the building’s uniqueness. To this day, the Riigikogu building is the only expressionist-style parliamentary building in the world.The most prominent room in the… Read More »

09.09.2022 – Estonian fauna. The Siberian flying squirrel

This stamp from the stamp series ‘Estonian fauna’ depicts the Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans L.), a rare species, the European habitats of which are limited to Finland, Estonia, Belarus, and Russia. The flying squirrel has a flap of skin on both sides of its body, with which it can glide up to several dozen… Read More »

25.08.2022 – Great Estonian items – ESTONIA piano

Piano making in Estonia was an art practiced during the late 18th century and has been documented as early as 1779. The craft had flourished, and during the late 19th and the early 20th century there were nearly 20 independent piano companies. The most notable of these manufacturers was Ernst Hiis-Ihse, whose handmade piano from… Read More »

07.07.2022 – Tallinn Town Hall 700

The Tallinn Town Hall is the oldest and the only surviving Gothic town hall in the Nordic and Baltic countries. It is first mentioned in the year 1322 as a consistorium and in 1372 as a town hall. The town hall was given its layout as well as interior and exterior appearance, the key features… Read More »

17.06.2022 – 100 years of diplomatic relations Estonia-United States

The Republic of Estonia and the United States are celebrating a centenary of diplomatic relations in 2022. On 28 July 1922, the United States officially recognised the sovereign Republic of Estonia de jure. To celebrate this landmark event, Eesti Post has issued a postage stamp depicting the symbols treasured by the nations of both Estonia… Read More »

09.06.2022 – Motor sailer Läänemaa

The motor sailer Läänemaa is one of the most notable ships in the history of Estonian cargo fleet. This cargo ship was the first state-of-the-art steel-hulled ship built in Estonia that sailed under the same name until the end. The ship was designed by one of the most skilled shipbuilding engineers, Lieutenant Captain Nikolai Link,… Read More »

01.06.2022 – Children’s stamp – send a postcard

The tradition of sending postcards and letters to friends and loved ones has persevered through time. In Europe, regular mail transportation began with the initiative of Franz von Taxis in 1495, between Vienna and Brussels. Estonia established its first regular postal link with Sweden in 1638. The first postage stamp was issued in England in… Read More »

19.05.2022 – Seasons

There are four very distinct seasons in Estonia. The arrival of each season is signalled by the beautiful flowers that we expect to bloom every year. Galanthus or snowdrop is a genus of plants in the Amaryllidaceae family. The natural growing area of the snowdrop is from Europe to West Asia, it blooms in early… Read More »