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04.04
2022

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

On Friday, 8 April, Omniva will issue a postage stamp dedicated to the 600th anniversary of the first mention of Tallinn Town Hall Pharmacy.
 
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 20,000 and its nominal price is 1.90 euros, meaning it can be sent around the world. 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 presentation and sale of the postage stamp will take place on 8 April at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall Pharmacy (11 Raekoja plats, Tallinn). The presentation will be preceded by a reception at the Town Hall (invitation only).  The Town Hall Pharmacy in Tallinn is the oldest known pharmacy in Europe to still operate in the original premises. The pharmacy was first mentioned in the records of the Town Hall of Tallinn in 1422. The dignified Town Hall Pharmacy is located by the northern side of the Town Hall Square of Tallinn. 
For as many as ten generations, Town Hall Pharmacy belonged to the Burchart family which owned the pharmacy in 1582–1911. The pharmacy has left a significant mark in our history and culture. The Town Hall Pharmacy is also the birth place of the pharmaceutical industry in Estonia.
 
The Town Hall Pharmacy still offers pharmacy services under the Apotheka franchise. Today, the pharmacy operates hand-in-hand with a museum, the activities of which are supported by the city of Tallinn. The museum organises guided tours for the locals and foreign visitors alike. Workshops on medicinal plants and marzipan are also organised for children as well as adults. The Town Hall Pharmacy as the oldest continuously operating company in Tallinn symbolises knowledge, traditions, and continuity.
 
In 2022, Omniva will issue dozens of postage stamps that depict important events and people in our country and society.
   

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