Monthly Archives: April 2022

05.05.2022 – EUROPA – stories and myths

This year, the theme of the EUROPA stamp series is stories and myths. The stamps depict the painting ‘Tiritamme kasvatamine’ (‘Doing a headstand’) and the tapestry design ‘Siuru-lindu Kalevipojast’ (‘The Siuru bird from Kalevipoeg’) by the artist Oskar Kallis.Kalevipoeg is a mythical hero in Estonian folklore, which contains many legends and stories about a mighty… Read More »

20.04 – Estonian forest trees – the curly birch

The curly birch is a variant of the silver birch with a peculiar wood texture. It is extremely variable in terms of growth form: it may stand at a medium height or, more often, be a stocky, short tree with a curved or straight trunk and a crown reminiscent of an apple tree. Sometimes, it… Read More »

11.04.2022 – Estonian Tennis Association 100

The Estonian Tennis Association was founded on 10 July 1922. The founding members were five associations at the time: the Lawn Tennis Club of Estonia, the Tallinn Lawn Tennis and Hockey Club, the Narva Lawn Tennis and Hockey Club, the tennis department of the Estonian Sports Association Kalev, and the tennis department of the Tartu… Read More »

08.04.2022 – Town Hall Pharmacy 600

The Town Hall Pharmacy (Raeapteek) in Tallinn is the oldest known pharmacy in Europe thathas continuously operated in the original building. The pharmacy was first mentioned in the records of the town council of Tallinn in 1422.The dignified Raeapteek is located by the northern side of the Town Hall Square of Tallinn.For as many as… Read More »