09 October 2020
Palaces in Hungary (Series II)
Order code: 2020290040011 (miniature sheet); 2020290060012 (FDC)
Issued on: 9 October 2020
Total face value: Miniature sheet: 8 x HUF 100 (On the date of issue, this can be used as a supplementary denomination.)
Printing technique: 4-colour offset
Number of copies: 20,000 miniature sheets
The perforated size of stamps: 40 x 30 mm
External imperforated size of miniature sheet: 190 x 100 mm
Paper type: gummed postage stamp paper
Printed by ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt.
Designed by Eszter Domé
Source: NÖF Nonprofit Kft.
Magyar Posta is continuing its series on castles and palaces launched in 2018 by presenting more stately homes. Twenty thousand copies of the miniature sheet of eight stamps, which was designed by the graphic artist Eszter Domé, were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue will go on sale on 9 October 2020 and be available in first day post offices and at Filaposta in Hungary from the date of issue, but may also be ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store.
The palaces on the new miniature sheet are shown in the following order: The Tisza Palace in Geszt was built around 1760 in baroque and Louis Seize style.• A gem of rural baroque architecture is the Forgách–Lipthay Palace in Szécsény. • Hungary’s most visited and third largest palace is the baroque Festetics Palace in Keszthely. • The baroque Zichy Palace is in Várpalota. • The Wenckheim Palace in Szabadkígyós was designed by Miklós Ybl and built between 1875 and 1879. • The Becsky–Kossuth Manor House in Komlódtótfalu was built in the first decades of the 19th century and came into the possession of the Kossuth family in 1860 by marriage. • The Nádasdy Palace in Nádasdladány is one of Hungary’s most beautiful palaces from the historic revival period.• Builtbased on the ideas of Count Gyula Andrássy, the Andrássy Palace in Tiszadob is another fine example of the country’s historic revival palace architecture.
The background of the miniature sheet is composed of a montage of the exteriors, interiors and façades of the palaces. The first day cover and postmark feature an ornament from the façade of the Tisza Palace.