Estonia 2012 Centenary of first Estonian Motion Picture

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 30th April 2012
  • one value
  • Design: Jaan Saar
  • Printed by: AS Vaba Maa, Tallinn, in sheets of 20
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 40.75mm x width 41.3mm
  • Perforations: 12.75 x 13

Centenary of the First Estonian Motion Picture

0.45€ ~ photograph of Johannes Pääsukese, 1892-1918, with ciné-camera
The first film was made in Tartu on April 14 and 15, 1912, of the flight of pilot Sergei Utochkin to Tartu barracks in a Farman bi-plane, and first screened on April 17, 1912. Still photographs (used on FDC) of the event have survived, but not Pääsukese's movie. He worked as a war photographer from 1914 (killed in a train crash in White Russia, Jan 8, 1918)

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