Key: 4080  
Country:
Group: Russian
Volume: 42
Issued: 407 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 45,226 sq.km; Population - 1,423,000; Capital - Tallinn
A Republic, located off northwestern Russia, on the Baltic Sea.
Estonian's most prominent products are oil shale, shipbuilding, phosphates,
cement, furniture and textiles. Formerly part of the Empire of RUSSIA, declared its
independence in 1918 as a Republic. In 1940 it incorporated into the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (see RUSSIA, Soviet Union). During 1941-1944 occupied by Germany.
Stamp issuing between 1918-1940. For issues during World War I, see GERMAN COMMANDS.
For stamps during the German occupation in World War II, see also OSTLAND (EASTLAND).
Estonia regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, since then
reissued stamps. Annual output about 25.
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Inscriptions
EESTI POST
EESTI POST overprinted on stamps of Russia
EESTI VABARIIK
EESTI
ESTLAND EESTI
PERNAU etc... overprinted on stamps of Russia

Index
ESTONIA
      National Republic 1918-1940
      Soviet Republic 1940
      German Occupation 1941-1944
      Republic 1991-
 
Currency
100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble
100 Penni = 1 Mark (1919)
100 Sents = 1 Kroon (1928)
100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble (1991)
100 Sents = 1 Kroon (1992)

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