10 Years Baltic Chain


Joint issue with Latvia and Lithuania Post

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Date of Issue : August 23, 1999
Designer : Vello Lillemets
Denomination : 3 kr 60 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (10 x 5)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 577 250
Order Number : 172-07-1999
First Day Cover Number : 1999-10

Date of Issue : August 23, 1999
Designers :
Estonian Stamp and
Souvenir Sheet :
Vello Lillemets
Latvian Stamp : Arta Ozola Jaunaraja
Lithuanian Stamp : V. Skabeikene
Denomination : 3 x 5 kr 50 s
Perforation : 12½:12¾
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 110 x 72 MM
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : Joh. Enschede
(Haarlem, Holland)
Quantity Issued : 100 000
Order Number : 173-07-1999
First Day Cover Number : 1999-11
Eesti Post : 10 years Baltic Chain

Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania
joint issues
:

20.04.1995 - Via Baltica
10.05.1997 - Old Baltic Ships
23.08.1999 - 10 years Baltic Chain
15.05.2001 - Baltic Coastal Landcapes

The Baltic Way was an uninterrupted 600 kilometre human chain uniting the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, in which two million indigenous people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, then still occupied by the Soviet Union, joined hands to demand freedom and independence.

The Baltic Way was organised by the joint efforts of the three Baltic countries’ Popular Fronts on the 50th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet pact of 23 August 1939, which served as a basis for the Soviet Union to occupy the Baltic countries in 1940.

The aim of the Baltic Way to draw the world’s attention to continuing Soviet occupation of the Baltic countries and emphasised the non-violent nature of the Baltic nations’ struggle for freedom.

More Information:

  • Baltic Chain 1989 - 1999 ( Halo Interactive DDB )
  • Joint Issues 1999 2nd half -- International Philatelic Society of Joint Stamp Issues Collectors (IPS - JSIC)

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