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Stamps of Hungary: Easter Issue (2016)

By |March 10th, 2016|

Turkish (Ottoman) Empire Map (Lincoln Stamp Album 1899)

By |September 16th, 2015|

Here is an extremely useful map from our Archives for Ottoman specialists.

Stamps of Hungary: Einstein and the Theory of Relativity (2015)

By |September 16th, 2015|

Stamps commemorate not only personalities by also their achievements. This is the case about new issue of Magyar Posta that marks 100 years since the creation of theory of relativity by the genius of all times Albert Einstein.

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Stamps of Hungary: Jendrassik Centenary (1998)

By |September 15th, 2015|

This 100 fo. grey-blue stamp celebrated the birth Centenary of Railway engineer Gyorgy Jendrassik. Designed by Gyorgy Lengyel.

Stamps of Hungary: Flowers Issue (2015)

By |August 28th, 2015|

Magyar Posta has issued a special, two-denomination stamp set on the subject of flowers. Bukhara iris (Iris bucharica) and tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) appear in the stamp designs. The stamps were released and put into circulation on the 7th of August. Bukhara iris (Iris bucharica) This yellow and white flower, which grows up to 40 cm, is in bloom in April and May. It originates from Central Asia. A hardy plant, it is best suited to soils which are neutral or slightly alkaline and it likes full sun.

Stamps of Hungary: Academy of Arts Anniversary (2015)

By |August 7th, 2015|

Magyar Posta salutes the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Pesti Vigadó, built 150 years ago, by issuing a commemorative stamp. The commemorative stamp displays part of the ceremonial staircase with a painting by Mór Than entitled “Fairy Ilona meeting her lover”. The stamp was unveiled and put on sale on the 24th of July. By the end of the Ottoman occupation in 1686, Pest lay in ruins. At that time, the stern stone blocks of a redoubt for the defence of the city stood in the area of today’s Vigadó tér.

Stamps of Hungary: Museums (2015)

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Magyar Posta presented the collections of Hungarian museums on special stamps. On the denominations issued in the series in 2015, some of the highly prized treasures of the Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History in Győr and the Zsolnay Collection of the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs are featured. The new issue was unveiled and put into circulation on the 3d of July. Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History, Győr Flóris Rómer (1815-1889), who lent his name to the museum, was born 200 years ago.

Hungary: Stamp Day (2015)

By |July 14th, 2015|

t Magyar Posta marked the largest festival for stamp collectors, Stamp Day, which this year was held between 26 and 28 June 2015 in Tata, by having issued a stamp block with a surcharge and a commemorative set of stamps with two denominations. The new issue was put into circulation on the 26th of June. Tata (in Latin Dotis and in German Totis) lies on the river Által in northern Transdanubia, where the flat Kisalföld and the Transdanubian Mountain Range meet at the north-western entrance to the Tata valley separating the Gerecse and Vértes mountain ranges.

An old Post Office in Budapest, Hungary

By |July 12th, 2015|

This is a photo of an old post office still operating in Budapest, Hungary. It gives an idea of what a city post office would have looked like in days the Austro-Hungarian Empire...

Stamps of Hungary: Republican Issues (1918)

By |July 10th, 2015|

Hungary became a republic in November 1918 and contemporary stamps of the Harvesters, Parliament, King Karl and Queen Zita types were overprinted Köztársaság (Republic) diagonally. The basic 50ft.

Stamps of Hungary: Insects (2014)

By |May 18th, 2015|

It is an established practice of Magyar Posta to periodically present the breeds and species of animals indigenous to Hungary on new stamps. On this occasion well-known and less well-known insects are presented: the Green Hawker is shown on a numbered stamp block, while the Dendroleon pantherinus, the mantidfly, the Carabus auronitens and the Stilbium cyanurum are shown on the denominations of a set of stamps.

Stamps of Hungary: Anniversary of First Scheduled ‘Bus Service (2015)

By |May 1st, 2015|

Magyar Posta commemorated the centenary of the start of the first scheduled bus service in Budapest by issuing a special stamp. The stamp design features the first two Budapest buses. One is a battery-powered, double-decker Austro-Daimler, whose registration number was one, and the other a single-decker with a petrol engine made in the Engineering and Rail Rolling Stock Works in Kistarcsa in Hungary.

Stamps of Hungary: Fruit Flora (2014)

By |December 25th, 2014|

Two types of fruit are shown in still life compositions on the postage stamps. The Besztercei plum variety is depicted on the HUF 245 stamp and the Tahi variety of strawberry is featured on the HUF 260 stamp. Other fruit compositions are used for the designs of the first day cover and the special postmark. The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek and produced by the ANY Security Printing Company.

Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary Map (1935)

By |November 19th, 2014|

Stamps of Hungary: Repatriation of Sevso Treasure (2014)

By |September 24th, 2014|

The design of the block and its stamps shows the seven pieces of the Sevso treasure returned to Hungary. These are the Hunting Plate, the Geometric Plate, the Dionysiac Ewer, the Basin, two Geometric Ewers and the Casket. In addition to the standard version of the block numbered in black, an imperforate edition with red numbering is also being released. The new issue was designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek and produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda using embossed and diffraction film printing, and UV ink.