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04.07
2022

A postage stamp will be issued in honour of the first mention of Tallinn Town Hall

On Thurdsay, 7 July, Omniva will issue a postage stamp dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the first mention of Tallinn Town Town Hall 7.
 
The presentation and sale of the postage stamp will take place on 8 July at 12 p.m. in the Town Hall. The postage stamp was designed by Indrek Ilves and it was printed in the printing house Vaba Maa. The edition size of the stamps is 35,000 and its nominal price is 0,90 euros, meaning it can be sent in Estonia. The postage stamp and the first-day cover are available in the e-shop of Omniva and in post offices all over Estonia. The first day stamp will be used at the Toompea post office at 4 Lossi plats, Tallinn.

The Tallinn Town Hall is the oldest and the only surviving Gothic town hall in the Nordic and Baltic countries. It is first mentioned in the year 1322 as a consistorium and in 1372 as a town hall. The town hall was given its layout as well as interior and exterior appearance, the key features of which are still largely there today, in the years 1402–1404. The reconstruction was led by stonemason Ghercke. The Tallinn Town Hall is a two-storey limestone building with a tall saddle roof and an octahedral tower. The weathervane depicting an old warrior, Old Thomas, was installed on top of the spire in 1530, and it has become one of the symbols of Tallinn. The dragon-head gargoyles on the main façade were installed in 1627. Tallinn Town Hall has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 as part of Tallinn’s Old Town.
 
In 2022, Omniva will issue dozens of postage stamps that depict important events and people in our country and society.
 

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