Hungary- Szigligeti Theatre in Szolnok promotional personalised stamp

Magyar Posta is issuing a promotional personalised stamp to celebrate Szigligeti Theatre in Szolnok. Thirty-five thousand copies of the philatelic novelty made by printing on the label part of the Your Own Stamp personalised stamp were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda. It can be purchased at Filaposta and designated post offices or ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store from 16 September 2022. The first theatre performance in Szolnok was held in the winter of 1822, but at that time only a barn provided the venue for travelling companies. On 20 April 1912, a new theatre building was inaugurated. It was designed by the Budapest architects Frigyes Spiegel and Károly Englerth, and constructed in less than a year by local masons under the direction of Antal Bede, a contractor from Szolnok. As early as the 1920s, the Szolnok Municipal Theatre needed renovation, which was carried out in 1926 and 1927. The building was seriously damaged during the Second World War. In 1946-47, the most necessary repairs were done, and the institution operated as a host theatre for the locality, in conjunction with the Kecskemét company until 1949, and later with the Békéscsaba company between 1952 and 1954. In 1954, an independent company was founded. The theatre adopted the name of the dramatist Ede Szigligeti when it became independent in 1954. By the 1960s, another reconstruction became necessary. These works were completed in 1963, and the partially reconstructed theatre opened with Ede Szigligeti’s comedy Young Lily. In 1989, the building was declared unsafe and underwent a complete restoration, both internally and externally. The architectural designer of this project was Mária Siklós and the interior designer was Gábor Schinagl. The new theatre was inaugurated on 11 April 1990. In September 2018, another decision was made to carry out a renovation of the building, which was completed in 2022. (Source: szigligeti.com, wikipedia.org) The main facade of the Szigligeti Theatre in Szolnok appears on the label of the stamp. In the background of the first day cover, the auditorium and the chandelier form the graphic composition, while the foreground features a full-length statue of the renowned playwright and stage director the theatre is named after, Ede Szigligeti, by the sculptor Gábor Benő Pogány. The postmark features the theatre’s logo.

Typepromotional personalised stamp
Short descriptionMagyar Posta is issuing a promotional personalised stamp to celebrate Szigligeti Theatre in Szolnok.
Printing OfficePénzjegynyomda Zrt.
Issue year2022
Issue time16 September 2022
Perforation Sizer18 x 25.2 mm
Stamp Circulation35000
Face Value160
Themeart
DesignerAttila André Elekes
Stamped/Uncanceledmint

Hungary – The Hungarian airline Magyar Légiforgalmi Részvénytársaság was founded 100 years ago

The Hungarian airline Magyar Légiforgalmi Részvénytársaság was founded 100 years ago

Magyar Posta is issuing a special stamp to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Hungarian airline Magyar Légiforgalmi Részvénytársaság. Forty thousand copies of the stamp designed by the graphic artist György Kara were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue goes on sale at Filaposta, philately specialist services, designated post offices and www.posta.hu from 2 September 2022. On 19 November 1922, the Hungarian airline Magyar Légiforgalmi Rt. (ML Rt., later MALERT) was founded. As the main rival of the German-backed Aeroexpress Rt., its Fokker F-III aircraft, capable of carrying five passengers, connected Budapest with Vienna and Belgrade. As a result of developments in 1937/38, the aircraft were adapted to carry 24 passengers. In 1939, MALERT connected Budaörs with Venice, Rome, Milan, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Zurich, Berlin, Krakow and Warsaw with daily flights, and with Belgrade, Arad and Bucharest every other day. In the later years, the company operated flights to Košice, Uzhhorod, Oradea, Cluj-Napoca, Târgu Mureș, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Sfântu Gheorghe, Târgu Secuiesc and Miercurea Ciuc, towns that were once part of historic Hungary. During the Second World War, aviation lost the most in terms of transport, as regards personnel, aircraft and ground facilities. The entire fleet of civil aeroplanes was destroyed. Three months after the establishment of the Hungarian-Soviet Civil Aviation Company (MASZOVLET), MALERT was dissolved on 30 July 1946. The main motif of the stamp is ML Rt.’s Fokker F.III passenger aircraft from Mátyásföld, Budapest. In the lower part of the stamp is a detail of a former advertisement for the Budapest-Vienna route. The special first day cover shows some ML Rt. Fokker F.III passenger aircraft and the company logo. The company logo is used again in the design of the special postmark.

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Typestamp
Short descriptionMagyar Posta is issuing a special stamp to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Hungarian airline Magyar Légiforgalmi Részvénytársaság. Forty thousand copies of the stamp designed by the graphic artist György Kara were produced by ANY Security Pri
Printing OfficeANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt.
Issue year2022
Issue time2 September 2022
Perforation Sizer30 x 40 mm
Stamp Circulation40000
Face Value795
Themeanniversary
DesignerGyörgy Kara
Stamped/Uncanceledmint

Hungary – Cartoon and fairy tale characters IV: Mazsola and Tádé

Cartoon and fairy tale characters IV: Mazsola and Tádé

Magyar Posta is issuing a numbered special souvenir sheet on the theme of Cartoon and Fairy Tale Characters using the characters of the animated television series Mazsola and Tádé, produced in the MTV studio, the creation of the writer Ágnes Bálint, the puppet designer Vera Bródy and the set designer Sándor Lévai. Fifty thousand copies of the souvenir sheet designed by the graphic artist István Weisenburger were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda Zrt. The new issue will be released on 2 September 2022. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, designated post offices and www.posta.hu. Mazsola (Raisin) the little pig unexpectedly gets a younger brother, and sulkily and jealously watches as Manócska the elf shares his love between him and the newcomer, Tádé (Thaddeus) the guinea pig. Then, just like children do, he grows to love his little brother and understands that Manócska loves him no less than when he was the only one. The stories performed with lovable puppets and a gentle sense of humour set a fine example of how to resolve everyday conflicts for children and adults alike. There were two seasons of the Hungarian Television puppet series Mazsola and Tádé made between 1969 and 1973 as a sequel to the puppet television series Mazsola 1 to 3 (1964-66), which were first aired by Hungarian Television between 1969 and 1971. The series was written by Ágnes Bálint, and the puppets were designed by Vera Bródy and the sets by Sándor Lévai. The three stamps of the special souvenir sheet show the main characters: Mazsola in the left stamp, Manócska in the middle stamp and Tádé in the right stamp. The pumpkin house and some other characters appear in the frame of the sheet: Uncle Crow, Little Mouse, Menyus the bear, and Mazsola’s friend, Mole. On the special cover, to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth, Ágnes Bálint is shown playing with the figure of Mazsola. Stylised portraits of Mazsola and Tádé feature in the postmark. Ágnes Bálint (1922-2008) was a Hungarian writer, editor, dramaturge, and winner of the József Attila Prize. Her writings were published when she was only 14 and her first children’s book was published at the age of 19. She worked for Hungarian Television from 1958 until her retirement in 1986. From 1961, she wrote puppet shows and later worked as a scriptwriter for cartoons. In 1968 she launched the first programme promoting environmental awareness, Kuckó. Later, she published several books as well as translations, and her own works were also published in foreign languages. In 1997 she was awarded the Small Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary and in 2016 the Hungarian Heritage Prize. An interesting feature of the souvenir sheet is that, after scanning the QR code on it, information can be accessed about the stamps of the series published so far, the tales presented and their creators.

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Typesouvenir sheet
Short descriptionMagyar Posta is issuing a numbered special souvenir sheet on the theme of Cartoon and Fairy Tale Characters using the characters of the animated television series Mazsola and Tádé, produced in the MTV studio, the creation of the writer Ágnes Bálint, the
Printing OfficePénzjegynyomda Zrt.
Issue year2022
Issue time2 September 2022
Perforation Sizer30 x 40 mm
Cutting size160 x 96 mm
Stamp Circulation50000
Face Value600
Themechild
DesignerIstván Weisenburger
Stamped/Uncanceledmint