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Hungary Issued Stamp on 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution


An interesting circumstance related to the stamp block is that its colour scheme and the circular perforated stamp image in the middle recalls the well-known symbol of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight – the flag with a hole. The stamp image of the block shows one of the heroes – and at the same time a victim – of the events of 1956, Erika Kornélia Szeles (1941-1956), while the frame image presents a montage of photos taken of the events of the Revolution and of the known and unknown, deceased or still living heroes. 90,000 copies of the new issue have been printed by ANY Biztonsági Nyomdabased on the designs made by graphic artist Attila Elekes. The stamp will be available at first-day post offices and Filaposta from 21 October, but can also be ordered from Magyar Posta’s online shop.

The year 2016 was declared by the Government as the memorial year of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.

Issue Date: 21.10.2016 Designer: Attila Elekes Printer: ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt. Process: Offset Size: Stamp: 37 mm diameter circular perforation, Sheet: 90 x 60 mm Values: HUF 800

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