REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA : ENSV 1940-1941
After the occupation by Soviet troops on June 21, 1940, the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (Estonian SSR) is established on July 21, 1940. The Estonian name is Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistik Vabariik (ENSV).
The Russian name is ЭСТОНСКАЯ СОВЕТСКАЯ СОЦИАЛИСТИЧЕСКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА [EHSTONSKAYA SOVETSKAYA SOTSIALISTICHESKAYA RESPUBLIKA, ESSR].
On August 6, 1940, Estonia is incorporated in the Soviet-Union.
Estonian stamps remained in use, with the exception of stamps with the picture of President Konstantin Päts: these stamps were forbidden. Two covers from the collection of Andrew Cronin were franked during the Soviet occupation with Päts stamps. See literature.
Postmarks of the independent Estonian Republic are used further, but on these postage stamps we see a Soviet postmark.
Mi. 137 of the Estonian republic, resized 50 %.
Mi. 159, resized 50 %.
The issue of the carrier pigeon has as day of issue July 30, 1940, so under the Soviet Administration. But the issue was ordered in the beginning of 1940. The stamps are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first postage stamp. The design is showing a carrier pigeon over an airplane: Mi. 160-163.
Mi. 160, resized 50 %.
The stamps are lso forged: 'proofs in various colours' has appeared after the World War II, made with genuine stoles plates.
Mi. 164, issued August 15, 1940.
The coat of arms is a regelar issue in 13 different denominations, printed 1928-1936.In 1936 these stamps are replaced by the regular issue of President Päts. In the ENSV these stamps with President Päts were forbidden and the stamp of 1 Sent of the Coat of Arme is reprinted on August 15, 1940.
From December 6, 1940: rates of the Soviet-Union
The German invasion of the Soviet-Union has started 22 june 1941 and the end of August Tallinn is surrounded by German troops. On August 27 the evacuation of the Russian Baltic Fleet started. With this evacuation the Russian lost many people (12.000) and ships.