New 3D Stamps
For the first time in the history of Hungarian stamp issuance, three dimensional images made using the anaglyph, or colour filtering, technique were released on 3 May 2013 as part of the Treasures of Hungarian Museums series. These unusual miniature sheets require special glasses with red and cyan filters. The anaglyph image contains information for both eyes but different colour filters on each eye block some from reaching the left eye and some from the right eye, which creates a stereoscopic or three dimensional effect. The miniature sheets Lamp Museum , Zsámbék andCalciteCrystalMuseum,Fertőrákos are also available as an exclusive stamp set. The set in an A5 film-wrapped pack consists of one copy of each of the two different special miniature sheets with information in Hungarian and English, and a gift pair of 3D glasses. The new stamps are to be released on 3 May at Filaposta and large post offices in Hungary, but will also be available for purchase on Magyar Posta’s web site.
The Calcite Crystal Museum is in Fertőrákos, a village located near LakeFertő, which is on the World Heritage list. The protected private collection presents the mountains of Hungary and their sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic forms of rock through two thousand calcite crystals of different colours and shapes, and four hundred fossils. This collection, the only one of its kind in the world, is part of Hungarian National Cultural Heritage.
Selling price: HUF 2,600 Ÿ Number of copies issued: 5,000 Ÿ Printed by ANY Security Printing Company Ÿ Designed by Barnabás Baticz
86th Stamp Day
As part of the series of events marking the St Stephen Memorial Year, Székesfehérvár is hosting the events of the 86 th Stamp Day and the HUNFILA2013 – Székesfehérvár International Stamp Exhibition between 26 and 28 April 2013.Magyar Posta is issuing its traditional stamp block with a surcharge and a two denomination set of stamps for this year’s Stamp Day. Magyar Posta devotes the HUF 200 surcharge on each block to supporting organised stamp collecting in Hungary. The Stamp Day novelties, designed by Barnabás Baticz based on photographs by József Hajdú, were printed by the ANY Security Printing Company.
The design of the block’s stamp features the Cistercian church of Our Lady in Székesfehérvár and some of the sights of the city appear in the border. Details of Jenő Bory’s Bishops Fountain, Saint Astrik of Pannonhalma and the top of the composition, are shown on the HUF 85 stamp. The city hall of Székesfehérvár provides the background for the HUF 110 stamp with the statue of Justice from the left side of the building’s balcony occupying the foreground. The selvedge bears the inscription in Hungarian “Székesfehérvár, city of kings”.
Székesfehérvár, the city of kings, is an episcopal seat, and a historic, cultural and economic centre. It is one of Hungary’s oldest cities, the second most extensive city in Transdanubia and the county seat of Fejér county.
Date of issue: 26 April 2013 Ÿ Total face value: HUF 895 Number of copies issued: 30,000 blocks and 250,000 sets Ÿ External imperforated size of the block: 90 x 70 mm, perforated size of the stamps: 30 x 40 mm Ÿ Printed by ANY Security Printing Company Ÿ Photography by József Hajdú Ÿ
Designed by Barnabás Baticz
TOURISM IV (2):SZEGED CATHEDRAL AND ORFŰ SPRINGHOUSE
The Tourism series of ordinary stamps is being expanded by the stamps of Szeged Cathedral and the Springhouse at Orfű. Magyar Posta’s new stamps were designed by the graphic artist Eszter Domé and made by the printing company Pénzjegynyomda. The new stamps will be available from 3 May at Filaposta and large post offices in Hungary, but may also be purchased online from Magyar Posta’s web site.
Szeged Cathedral: The foundation stone was ceremonially laid on 21 June 1914. The building was designed by Ernő Foerk. The construction, however, was delayed and only recommenced after the Great War in 1923. The cathedral was consecrated on 24 October 1930. Szeged Cathedral is the only cathedral that was built in Hungary in the 20th century. Its towers are 81 m high and the external height of its dome is 53.6 m. The church is 80.8 m long and 51 m wide at the transepts, and its largest bell weighs 8,537 kg. Source: dom.szeged.hu
Springhouse at Orfű: The springhouse, a listed building, was built between 1970 and 1974. It was designed by György Csete, who won many professional awards including the Kossuth, Ybl and Prima Primissima Prizes. Circular and sixteen-angled rooms are arranged on the springhouse’s vertical axis. The stairs have a radius of one metre, and there is a central steel newel with a concrete wall which is a span thick. The lower floor is a reinforced concrete, cantilever slab conoid about four metres high with an overhang of some six metres creating an open terrace above and a space below. Source: muemlekem.hu
Date of issue: 3 May 2013 Total face value: HUF 410 Perforated size: 30 x 40 mm (50 stamps/sheet) Printed by Pénzjegynyomda Zrt. Photograph byTibor Rigó (Szeged Cathedral), István Panyik (Orfű Springhouse) Designed by Eszter Domé