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Estonian post celebrates ‘Cultural Heritage Year’ with a stamp issue!!

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Rating: 3.9/5

The Cultural Heritage Year as well as the tenth anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the UNESCO General Conference on 17 October 2003, which entered into force from June 2006, will be marked in Estonia by the issue of a thematic postage stamp.

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published July 31st, 2013

St Catherine’s of Võru

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Rating: 3.8/5

St Catherine’s of Võru was built in the years 1788–1792, being a contemporary with the city, and its inauguration took place on July 24, 1793. The late baroque church with strong early classical features is attributed to Christoph Haberland, an architect based in Riga.

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published July 17th, 2013

450th anniversary the City of Kuressaare by Estonian Post!!

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Rating: 3.4/5

On 8 May 1563, Bishop Magnus of Oesel-Wiek and Courland granted the Riga civic charter to Arensburg, today’s Kuressaare, at his Piltene residence.

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published June 30th, 2013

Estonian fauna – Weasel

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Rating: 4.2/5

Weasel Mustela nivalis The tail of the weasel, brownish on the back and white on the belly in the summer, is slightly shorter than that of the other small carnivore, the ermine, and the hair at the end of its tail is never black. In the winter, the weasel turns white all over.

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published June 15th, 2013

Heads of state of the Republic of Estonia – Kaarel Eenpalu!!

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28th May, 1888 in Vesneri Rural Municipality, Tartu County. † 27th January, 1942, Vyatka Prison Camp in Kirov Region in Russia. State Elder 19th July 1932-1st November 1932. 1919-1920 State Auditor, 1920, 1921-1924 and 1924-1926 Interior Minister, regarded as founder of Estonian police. 1926-1934 (with intervals) speaker of the 3rd, 4th and 5th parliaments.

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published May 31st, 2013

50th anniversary of the icebreaker Tarmo by Estonian Post!

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Rating: 4.2/5

The icebreaker Tarmo was built at the Wärtsilä shipyard in Helsinki in 1963. The Republic of Estonia bought the ship in 1993 and she has now successfully operated under the Estonian flag for 20 years, ensuring safe entry for ships to ports and to sea lanes.

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published May 19th, 2013

Estonia’s Europa 2013 issue!

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Rating: 3.6/5

On Estonian and Livonian roads mail was carried on horseback until the middle of the 18th century.

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published May 3rd, 2013

Bird of the Year – Partridge

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Rating: 4.0/5

The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) is a small bird of the pheasant family who mainly lives in farmland – in fields as well in pasturelands. It passes the winter in groups, often in the vicinity of human settlements.

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published April 14th, 2013

Folk costumes – Karja

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Rating: 3.4/5

The stamps feature folk costumes from Kihelkonna in Western Saaremaa and from Karja in the North-eastern part of the island. The Karja stamp shows an elderly couple in long coats, dress worn around the middle of the 19th century as well as later, with red strings and coloured edges adding zing to the dark fabric. The man’s long coat is edged with a wide striped belt in many colours.

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published April 10th, 2013

Bird of the Year – Partridge by Estonian Post!

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Rating: 3.9/5

The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) is a small bird of the pheasant family who mainly lives in farmland – in fields as well in pasturelands.

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published March 12th, 2013

Estonian Post celebrates their national symbol with a stamp issue dedicated to their flag!

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Rating: 3.6/5

The combination of the blue, black and white colours of the Estonian national flag is one of the most important and most beloved national symbols.

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published February 27th, 2013