There will be 30,000 unique postage stamps, made from pure silver, which depict the greater coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia.
‘840 stamps have been issued during the 100 years of the Republic of Estonia, but the silver postage stamp, dedicated to its jubilee, is the most special one so far,’ said Toomas Kiho, Head of the Steering Group of Estonia 100 of the Government Office.
The unique postage stamp, made from pure silver, depicts the greater coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia. Artist Indrek Ilves is the author of the design.
‘The silver postage stamp is Omniva’s gift to the Republic of Estonia for its 100th anniversary,’ said Joona Saluveer, Chairman of the Management Board of Omniva. ‘Omniva will also give the silver postage stamp to all children born in the Republic of Estonia on 24 February 2018.’
There will be 30,000 Estonia 100 silver postage stamps. The nominal price of the postage stamp is 10 euros, its size is 28 × 38 mm, and it weighs 1.2 grams. The postage stamps are packed in transparent plastic protective capsules.
On 22 February, it will be possible to buy a limited amount of these postage stamps from all post offices and from 1 p.m., it will be available in Omniva’s e-shop.
The second batch will be completed and available for sale in March.
In 2018, the Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary. There will be celebrations all over Estonia during the Estonia 100 centenary week, taking place from 19–25 February. The programme is available here: https://www.ev100.ee/en/estonia-100-centennial-week.
Pictures from the centenary week of Estonia can be found here: www.flickr.com/ev100
The year 2018 is also the 100th anniversary of the Estonian postal service, which means that the Estonia 100 silver postage stamp is part of the company’s anniversary year celebration program.