Author Archives: Elmo

21.01.2021 – Letipea lighthouse

Letipea lighthouse is located on the Letipea cape near the town of Kunda and marks the Letipea Peninsula, stretching out from the northern shore to assist navigation at sea. The first wooden lighthouse was built by the merchant Šerbin, but this operated only from 1815-1816. In 1936, a 16-metre-high reinforced concrete standard lighthouse with a… Read More »

08.12.2020 – ATM franking labels – Christmas

The franking ATM in Estonia is located in Tallinn. You can choose between four denominations – national standard letter €0.90, national maxi letter €1.75, international standard letter €1.90 and international maxi letter €4.85. This stamp will be the fifth ATM franking label. Four stamps entitled Visit Estonia have previously been issued. Estonian Post 759-08.12.20 About… Read More »

30.11.2020 – Voldemar Panso 100

Theatre director, actor and theatre teacher Voldemar Panso (30.11.1920 – 27. 12.1977) is one of the most legendary names in Estonian theatrical history. Not only was he an outstanding director, charming actor, productive writer and a theatre leader with a vision, under whose leadership the Tallinn City Theatre operated in 1965–1970 and the Drama Theatre… Read More »

26.11.2020 – Visit Estonia. ATM franking labels

Estonia’s first franking ATM is located in Tallinn. You can choose between four denominations – national standard letter €0.90, national maxi letter €1.75, international standard letter €1.90 and international maxi letter €4.85. The stamp design on the roll repeats after every four designs. The stamps feature photographs taken by renowned Estonian photographers – the first… Read More »

17.11.2020 – From the treasury of the Estonian Art Museum

The piece titled “River Seine” (1924) is a depiction of the soul and essence of Paris in the 1920s by one of Estonia’s most famous avant garde artists, Ado Vabbe (1892-1961). Feeling the urban environment in a futuristic key, Vabbe captured the changing atmosphere and continuous life rhythm of a metropolis using a fragmented colour… Read More »

29.10.2020 – Kihnu lighthouse

Kihnu lighthouse is located on the Pitkänä Cape at the southern tip of Kihnu island. The lighthouse assembled from cast iron details ordered from the Porter & Co factory in England in 1863 was quite innovative for its time in terms of construction and material. The 28-metre white conical cast iron lighthouse with a green… Read More »

15.10.2020 – Christmas 2020

This Christmas sounds familiar. We all know the Christmas tunes ‘Jingle bells’ and ‘O Christmas tree’.These two songs are the inspiration for this year’s bright and glittering Christmas stamps.Sleigh bells and church bells are the first sounds that resonate with Christmas for most of us, and Estonian people have the centuries-old tradition of bringing a… Read More »

11.09.2020 – Estonian fauna. The Black rat

The Estonian Fauna stamp series stamp depicts the black rat (Rattus rattus). The other rat species found in Estonia, the brown rat (R. norvegicus), arrived here later and has nearly driven the black rat out of Estonia. Currently, the black rat can be found near Lake Peipus and in south-eastern Estonia, mostly in rural areas,… Read More »

10.09.2020 – Estonian Railways 150

On November 5, 1870, the broad gauge Baltic Railway, built at the initiative of Alexander Baron von der Pahlen, was opened for traffic and celebrations were held at the Narva Station. That has been considered to be the birth date of Estonian railways. The first private railway lines owned by the Baltic Railway Company developed… Read More »