Issue Date: 18 May 2021
Stamp Design: Elekes Attila André
Sheet Size: 40 x 30 mm
Printing Method: Offset lithography
Printer: ANY Security Printing Company Nyrt.
Quantity: 50,000 stamps
Magyar Posta Zrt. welcomes the 2021 Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe with the issuing of an occasional stamp. The stamp was designed by graphic artist Attila André Elekes and produced 50,000 copies at ANY security printing works nyrt. The stamp can be purchased at Filaposta, philaletic services, www.posta.hu, and post offices.
The Council of Europe was founded on 5 May 1949 and currently has 47 members, based in Strasbourg. The regional international organisation is an advocate for human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Hungary joined the organization on 6 November 1990, as the 24th member, the first of the Eastern Bloc countries to join the organization.
For the second time between May and November 2021, Hungary will be the chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. During the six-month Hungarian Presidency, our priorities are the effective protection of national minorities, the future generation, interfaith dialogue, the challenges of the future and the environment (1616/2020). (X. 1) Gov. Decision). The main motif of the stamp is the official logo of the Presidency, framed by the details of the upholstery entitled European Universum, commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe in 2021.
The first day envelope features the entire upholstery, with Europe’s nighttime satellite image in focus, complete with painted ceiling cassettes reminiscent of classical architecture. The upholstery was made by the Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists, creators: Edit Balog, Noémi Benedek, Eszter Bényi, Bea Bocz, Katalin Fóris, Zsófia Harmati, Agnes Kecskes, Péter Kovács, Borjána Koncz, Eszter Kneisz, Annamária Kőszegi, Ida Lencsés, Katalin Martos, Máder Indira, Pasqualetti Eleonóra, Papal Lívia, Judit Pázmány, Éva Sipos, Szabó Verona, Zel.
The stamp has the logo on it.