Magyar Posta is marking the 150th anniversary of the foundation of GYSEV Zrt. by issuing a commemorative stamp. The new issue designed by graphic artist Imre Benedek was produced by ANY Security Printing Company, and will be available at first day post offices and Filaposta in Hungary and may also be ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store from 10 June 2022.
GYSEV Zrt. (Győr–Sopron–Ebenfurti Vasút Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság) is a dynamically developing, integrated railway company operating in West Transdanubia and Eastern Austria managing a railway infrastructure of 509 kilometres in Hungary and Austria. The registered office of the company is in Sopron, while its Austrian headquarters is located in Wulkaprodersdorf.
The foundation of the company was ratified by Act XXVII of 1872. The inaugural meeting of the public company was held in Budapest on 1 February 1875. The first section of the railway line opened between Győr and Sopron on 2 January 1876. The section between Sopron and Ebenfurth was opened for service on 28 October 1879.
Today, GYSEV operates railway lines in two countries, performs passenger transport by rail in Hungary and Austria, and carries out rail freight transport across Europe.
The stamp depicts the former locomotive of GYSEV with track number 113 already operating at the end of the 19th century, as well as a modern tractive vehicle, the Siemens Vectron. The background printing features a map fragment, while the larger towns and cities of the Győr–Ebenfurth railway line are displayed above the composition. The envelope dedicated to the occasion depicts one of the newest locomotives of GYSEV, Siemens Vectron with track number 471 002, as well as the logo of the jubilee, the latter also being an element of the stylized design of the special postmark.
- Issued on: 10 June 2022
- Face value/selling price:
HUF 715 (On the date of issue, HUF 715 is equivalent to postage for a priority letter up to 50 g with non-dutiable content, or postcard or picture postcard to countries within the European Union customs border and European countries outside the European Union customs border.)
- Printing technique: offset
- Number of copies: 30 000 pcs (50 stamps and 5 barcodes per sheet)
- Perforated size: 40 x 30 mm
- Paper type: White, wood-free, surface-treated, gummed stamp paper with optical whitener
- Printed by ANY Nyrt. (stamp); Codex Zrt. (envelope)
- Source: GYSEV Zrt.
- Designer: Imre Benedek