New Hungarian Stamps

History of Clothing I

hungary-cloths-stampsThe first miniature sheets of stamps presents King Louis II and Queen Mary’s wedding garments from the collection of the Hungarian National Museum. 80,000 copies of the novelty have been printed by Pénzjegynyomda Zrt. based on the designs made by graphic artist István Weisenburger. King Louis and Queen Mary’s wedding garments can be viewed as part of the National Museum’s permanent exhibition. It was in 1928 that the museum acquired the two garments from the Mariazell pilgrimage church in connection with which the Mariazell tradition held that those were the wedding garments of Louis the Great and his wife Elizabeth. However, in 1929, based on the fabric of clothes and the pattern, József Höllrigl, a scientific associate of the museum, found that those clothes were in fact the garments of Hungarian King Louis II and his wife.

Issue Date: 16.11.2016 Designer: István Weisenburger Printer: Pénzjegynyomda Process: Offset Size: Stamp: 30 x 50mm, Minisheet: 80 x 140 mm Values: HUF 250

Countries and Cities

hungary-cities-stampsIn the graphic composition that is themed as a patchwork, the design that is characteristic of designer Zsolt Vidák and which offers a montage-like display the reality is mixed with fiction. 95,000 copies of the novelty have been manufactured by ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt.

An exciting discovery tour, an arm-chair cruise is awaiting all those who plunge themselves – with a magnifying glass – into an in-depth scrutiny of the “Countries and Cities” miniature sheet of postage stamps. Without providing an exhaustive list and retention of sequencing, the following countries, cities and places of interest can be discovered in the composition: From Great Britain – the world of ports, the London Eye and Big Ben; from Paris – Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower; from Luxembourg – the Golden lady; from Brussels – the Atomium; from Lisbon – the aqueduct (Aqueduto das Águas Livres) and the world-famous tram; the Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona and the Metropolis in Madrid; from Denmark – the statue of the Little Mermaid; from the Netherlands – the windmills and tulips; from Germany – the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin TV tower; the Old Town Hall in Prague; the Bratislava Castle; in Ljubljana the Fountain of the Three Carniolan Rivers; St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna; the Stone Gate in Zagreb; from Budapest – the Statue of Liberty, the Keleti Railway Station, the Chain Bridge, the Danube and the Danube bank; from Sweden – the Vasa Ship; from Italy – the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum in Rome; the Maltese lighthouses; the Town Hall Square in Riga; the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki; from Romania – the modern building of the AFI Palace Cotroceni shopping and entertainment centre in Bucharest and the Bucur Church; the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw; Tall Hermann Tower in Tallinn; Gediminas’ Tower in Vilnius; Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia; the Acropolis in Athens and the line of hotels and beaches in Cyprus.

Issue Date: 16.11.2016 Designer: Zsolt Vidák Printer: ANY Security Printing Company
Process: Offset Size: Stamp: 67.6 x 45.4 mm, Minisheet: 135 x 83 mm Values: HUF 600, Domestic priority letter up to 500 g

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