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EUROPA 2013. The postman van
 
date of issue:
issue format:
printing process:
paper:
printer:
 
 
02.05.2013 
strip of 2 stamps 
XXXофсет 
 
AS Vaba Maa 
 
Michel:
Scott:
Yvert:
 
 
763-764 
 
 
 
 
 EUROPA 2013. The postman van. Postage stamps of Estonia.
Stage Coach, 19th Century
values:
1,00 €
designer:
Jaan Saar
color:
multicoloured
perforation:
14 х 13¾
stamp size:
36 x 26 mm
quantity:
100 000
 
Michel:
763
 
1,00 € Stage Coach, 19th Century
1,00 € Modern Mail Carriage Vehicle
 
The postman van

On Estonian and Livonian roads mail was carried on horseback until the middle of the 18th century. Constant growth in the carriage of mail and passengers caused the need that open-top carriages and covered wagons, called kibitkas, were taken into use. As roads were poor and the postal vehicles primitive, travelling by them was inconvenient.

A new period in the carriage of passengers began in the 1820 to 1840s in connection with the introduction of stage coaches. According to the requirements a stage coach had to have iron axles, good appearance and built in accordance with drawings endorsed by the chief of the mail routes. One of the illustrations features a government stage coach dating from 1840 and the other a modern mail carriage vehicle.

Today there are more than 350 mail carriage vehicles in Estonia, covering about 40,000 kilometres daily.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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