Nov 19, 2013

Estonia FDC on "375th Anniversary of Regular Postal Services in Estonia"

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375th Anniversary of Regular Postal Services in Estonia

Date of Issue : 13 November 2013

375 years will pass this year from the introduction of regular postal services in Estonia as well as 95 years since the establishment of a national postal service. The word, „post“, was apparently mentioned for the first time in Livonia in 1557. When the Swedish state extended to Estonia, Livonia and Ingria the need arose for faster delivery of messages, but there was no state postal organization. On the basis of an order issued by Queen Christina a regulated postal service was introduced in Sweden in 1636 and from 1638 it also embraced the overseas territories of the country.

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