Name: Post Horn - 0.50 (Definitive Issue)
Date of Issue: 31 May 2008
The first definitive stamps after the restoration of Estonian independence, featuring the coat of arms of the country (three leopards), were issued on 1 October 1991. Such stamps were issued in a total of 29 denominations. 22 October 1999 saw the issue of definitive stamps in a slightly altered coat of arms design; they exist in 13 different face values. In 2004 Eesti Post launched the issue of definitive stamps featuring county coats of arms, all of them in the lowest domestic letter rate. Twelve such stamps have been brought out until the present. As Estonia has 15 counties, the last three stamps in the series are scheduled for issue in 2008. Definitive stamps with face values above the lowest domestic letter rate began to be issued from February 2005. Featuring the Estonian national flag flying from the tip of the Pikk Hermann Tower, they were issued with three different face values. Definitive stamps with face values lower than the ordinary domestic letter rate were issued since September 2004 in three different flower designs and two face values. All the definitive stamps issued since September 2004 are self-adhesive. A new series of post horn definitive stamps in the same design but in different colours according to the face value will be launched in 2008. The first such stamp will be on sale in all Estonia's post offices from January 10.
Estonia Post Horn - Definitive Series FDCs
Denominations: 0.50; 5.50; 6.50; 9.00
Comment: Actually, Eesti Post didn't issue the official FDC for this stamp, only special cancellation was available on issue day. But I asked my friend to use the past Post Horn blank official FDC to make the "self-made official FDC" for me, it's special and interesting.
Sunday, June 15, 2008