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Estonia marks a century of diplomatic relations with the United States

By David Hartwig

Omniva, Estonia’s put up and logistics firm, commemorated 100 years of diplomatic relations between Estonia and the United States with a stamp issued June 17.

The €1.90 international-rate stamp exhibits the nationwide flags of Estonia and the United States. Text in Estonian within the higher left of the stamp specifies 100 years of diplomatic relations, whereas “100 years robust” seems in English within the higher proper.

In a June 11 press launch in regards to the stamp, Omniva stated that the United States acknowledged Estonia’s independence on July 28, 1922.

“The United States has at all times been a powerful supporter of Estonian independence and the Estonian state,” Omniva quoted Jonatan Vseviov, former Estonian ambassador to the United States, as saying. “The United States by no means acknowledged the Soviet occupation of Estonia. Even within the many years when Estonia was underneath international rule, the nationwide flag of the unbiased Republic of Estonia, along with the flags of different international locations, stood within the US State Department.”

Vseviov stated that after the Soviet Union acknowledged Estonia’s independence in 1991, U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III introduced that flag as a present to Estonia throughout a go to to Tallinn, the capital.

“It is evident that relations between the United States and Estonia are stronger than ever,” Brian Roraff, cost d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, stated. “It is an honor for us to have a good time this necessary milestone with a postage stamp, for which we thank Eesti Post and the Estonian State Department.”

The new stamp measures 40.8 millimeters by 29.1mm with 14 by 13¾ perforations. Indrek Ilves designed the stamp, which was printed by AS Vaba Maa by offset in a run of 20,000.

Estonia featured one other nation’s flag on a stamp earlier this 12 months with a March 24 subject in assist of Ukraine.

Additionally, the nationwide flag of Estonia seems alongside one other nation’s flag on a pair of Oct. 25, 2006, Antarctic Wildlife stamps (Scott 555) issued collectively with Chile.

The 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations stamps, Glory to Ukraine stamps and different associated supplies may be ordered from Omniva’s web site.

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