Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Estonia Independent FDC

Estonia FDC
Name: The 90th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
Issue date: 23 February 2008

A Manifesto to All Peoples of Estonia of the Council of Elders (Rescue Committee) of the Estonian Diet was printed in Tallinn on 24 February 1918. It declared, „At this fateful hour the Estonian Diet as the lawful representative of the land and the people, coming to a unanimous decision with the Estonian political parties and organisations based on democracy and relying on the right of self-determination of peoples, have found it necessary to take the following resolute steps: Estonia within its historical and ethnographic boundaries is declared an independent democratic republic as of today.“ The text of the Manifesto of Independence had been read out to the public already the day before – by Hugo Kuusner from the balcony of the Endla Theatre in Pärnu on 23 February. By this act the Estonian people had availed itself of the right of national self-determination and the independent Republic of Estonia had been born. The stamp is published to mark the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The anniversary stamp features an oak - the symbol of power, magnificence and enduring strength.

Comment: Do you know why did my friend glue these definitive stamps on this FDC? OK, This is very Estonian FDC: Oak, National Emblem and Pikk Hermann Tower. All of them are symbols of Estonia.
Could you find out any problem on this FDC? I was very shocked when I received this FDC. You know, the Manifesto of Independence had been read out in Pärnu on 23 February, so I asked my friend to send a FDC from Pärnu on issue day by registered mail. We glued the enough registered mail postage and tell the post office clerk, they should use local postmark to cancel the definitive stamps. Finally, They sent it by regular mail and didn't use the local postmark. I'm so sad for their unprofessional work. But I appreciate their attitude and efficiency on their mistake.

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