29 September 2020
2020, Year of National Cohesion
[postponed from 4 June 2020]
2020200030011 (standard edition); 2020200060012 (FDC); 2020200030013 (imperforated souvenir sheet)
Issued on: 29 September 2020
Total face value: HUF 1,000 (Supplementary denomination on the date of issue)
Printing technique: 4-colour offset + spot varnish
Number of copies: 50,000 standard edition and 4,000 imperforate souvenir sheets
Perforated size of stamp: 40 x 30 mm
Imperforated size of the souvenir sheet: 90 x 60 mm
Paper type: White, wood-free, surface-treated, gummed stamp paper with optical whitener
Printed by ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt.
Designed by Tamás Péter Takács
For the centenary of the Peace Treaty of Trianon, the Hungarian Government has declared 2020 the Year of National Cohesion. To mark this occasion, Magyar Posta is issuing a commemorative souvenir sheet adorned with spot varnish designed by the graphic artist Tamás Péter Takács in a black numbered standard edition and a red numbered imperforated edition. The new issue produced by ANY Security Printing Company is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, post offices and www.posta.hu.
After the First World War, the Peace Treaty of Trianon gave two-thirds of the territory of historic Hungary to neighboring countries and the redrawing of the country’s boundaries meant that 3.3 million Hungarians lost their homeland. At the same time, a large part of Hungary’s arable land, forests, and gold, silver and salt mines were given to our neighbors.
The Hungarians of the 20th century were not spared upheavals, undergoing other traumas through the Nazi and then the Soviet occupations. After all this, the guarantee of our survival is dealing with these experiences and the decision whether to go down the road of selfishness and hatred inciting a series of tragedies, or – to a greater extent than all other nations – to strengthen our awareness of cohesion, willingness to help each other, need for cooperation built on new foundations, and ability to foster and celebrate common values, culture and traditions.
The commemorative sheet and the first day cover both show the vaulting of the dome of the House of Parliament, as one of the most beautiful symbols of our national unity, with the sky above us, at times overcast and at others with the sun emerging from behind the clouds. The special printing feature of the souvenir sheet is the spot varnish running along the outline of the vaulting of the dome. The design of the border of the souvenir sheet and of the first day cover shows the line “Our strength, though weakened, is not spent,” from Mihály Vörösmarty’s poem Address, a poetic rendition of the instinct and ability of the Hungarians to survive and persevere. The main element of the postmark is the logo Trianon100.