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3 Marka 1919, Estonia

in Krause book Number: 44a
Years of issue: 09.04.1919
Edition: 2 011 000
Signatures: J. Kukk, J. Kiwisild
Serie: 1919 Issue
Specimen of: 09.04.1919
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 110 x 65
Printer: Tilgmann, Helsinki

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3 Marka 1919




3 Marka 1919

In the center are the two sheaves of wheat.

Agricultural tools: hammer, two sickle, rake, hoe, pickaxe, Xhosa, wheel for (as part of the engine), the surveyor.

Denominations in numerals are on the right and left sides.


3 Marka 1919

Stylized pine branches with cones.

Denomination in numerals and words are on the right and left sides.


Withdrawn from circulation: 01.08.1927

Banknote paper is made in Tervakoski, Finland.

The Finnish mill was founded in 1818. Housing five paper machines, this mill produces an annual capacity of over 100,000 tons of customized papers. In addition to thinprint papers, it also produce paper for tobacco-related products, release base paper, electrical insulation paper.

Designers: Teodor Ussisoo, A. Grinjev.

Teodor Ussisoo (February 27, 1878 Paide - September 26, 1959 Tallinn).


An Estonian pedagogue and furniture designer. Attended a district school between 1888-94 and a railway technical college in Tallinn between 1895 to 1898. In 1909 he graduated in furniture making in Leipzig, Germany, and in 1913 interior architecture at the Köthen Technical Art School. He worked as a school teacher in Tallinn and was appointed the head of the State Technical School in 1922. Ussisoo was responsible for the designs of the first Estonian kroons and postage stamps issued after the establishment of the Estonian republic in 1918. Ussisoo was arrested by the Soviet occupation authorities in 1949 and deported to Krasnoyarsk Krai and was released in 1956. His son Uno Ussisoo was an encyclopedist and translator.