Archive for the ‘Hungary’ Category

► New stamp issue – Hungary: Christmas 2011 (Personalised Stamps)

Friday, November 18th, 2011

► Turkish PTT declared winner of the EUROPA 2011 Competition

Friday, October 14th, 2011

PostEurop proudly announced Turkish PTT (Turkey), Magyar Posta (Hungary) and CTT Correios (Portugal) as the top three winners of the 2011 EUROPA Stamp Competition at the plenary dinner in Istanbul hosted by Turkish PTT yesterday evening. (more…)

► Letters by Mikes Kelemen

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Kelemen Mikes (Zágon, August 1690-Tekirdağ, Turkey, Octomber 2, 1761) (- Hungary 2990 – Scott #3248 -) was a Transylvanian-born Hungarian political figure and essayist, noted for his rebellious activities (more…)

► May 18, 1990 – rehabilitated Cardinal József Mindszenty

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The Venerable József Mindszenty - Hungary 1992 – Scott# 3342 – (March 29, 1892-May 6, 1975) was a cardinal and the head of the Roman Catholic Church as the Archbishop of Esztergom in Hungary. He became known as a steadfast (more…)

► Eppur si muove*

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Mór Jókai, born Móric Jókay de Ásva - Hungary 1925 – Scott #402 - (19 February 1825-5 May 1904), outside Hungary also known as Maurus Jokai, was a Hungarian dramatist and novelist.
Jókai was an arch-romantic, with an almost Oriental imagination, (more…)

► You Cannot Forbid the Flower*

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Sándor Petőfi – Hungary 1923 – Scott no B75 - (January 1, 1823-most likely July 31, 1849), born Alexander Petrovics, was a Hungarian poet and revolutionary, the author of the „Nemzeti dal”, the poem said to have inspired the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, in which he played a key role. (more…)

► The Tragedy of Man is Madách’s major piece of writing

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Imre Madách de Sztregova et de Kelecsény – Hungary 1964 – Scott no 1578 - (January 21, 1823-October 5, 1864) was a Hungarian writer, poet, lawyer and politician. His major work is The Tragedy of Man (Az ember tragédiája, 1861). It is a (more…)

► Törökországi levelek by Hungarian Goethe

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Kelemen Mikes - Romania 198? – prepaid envelope – (1690-1761) was a Transylvanian-born Hungarian political figure and essayist, noted for his rebellious activities against the Habsburg Monarchy. He is referred to as the “Hungarian (more…)

► Virágregék (Legends of Flowers)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Mihály Tompa - Hungary 1968 – Scott no 1922 - (September 28, 1819-July 30, 1868), Hungarian lyric poet, was born in Rimaszombat, in the county of Gömör, his father being village bootmaker.
He studied law and theology in (more…)

► Béla Bartók: Competitions are for horses, not artists

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Béla Viktor János Bartók - Hungary 2006 – Scott no 3990; Romania 2006 – Scott no 4838a (joint issues) - (March 25, 1881-September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers (more…)