Youth 2019 : Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo

The theme of the miniature sheet with a surcharge to sup- port youth stamp collecting issued by Magyar Posta in 2019 is the novel by Jules Verne, Captain Nemo. Magyar Posta devotes the amount of the surcharge on two of the stamps of the new issue, a total of HUF 150, to supporting youth stamp collecting.

Issue Date: 05.04.2019, Designer: Zsolt Vidák, Printer: ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt, Process: Offset, Colours: 4 Colours, Size of Stamp: 40 x 30 mm, Size of M/S: 120 x 80 mm, Values: HUF 480+150

Easter 2019

The self-adhesive stamp with no value indication, bearing the inscription “Domestic”, and the first day cover show El Greco’s painting Resurrection. The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Barnabás Baticz and produced at the Pátria Printing House.

Issue Date: 11.03.2019, Designer: Barnabás Baticz, Printer: Pátria Nyomda Zrt, Process: Flexo, Size: 26 x 33 mm, Values: Domestic

Roland Eotvos

Baron Roland Eötvös de Vásárosnamény (1848-1919) was a Hungarian physicist, politician, academician, university professor, mountaineer, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1889-1905), Hungary’s minister of religion and education (1894-95), and founding president of the Society of Mathematics and Physics.Three documents related to two outstanding achievements of the life’s work of Roland Eötvös have been inscribed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, and in 2019 Hungary is remembering the centenary of the physicist’s death jointly with the world organisation.

The stamp shows a portrait of Roland Eötvös together with the torsion balance and the instrument for demonstrating the Eötvös effect. The background shows the peak named after him. The first day cover shows a snapshot from the place he conducted measurements on Titel Hill (today in Serbia), supplemented by an extract from his speech at the Academy of Sciences in 1901.

Issue Date: 05.04.2019, Designer: Barnabás Baticz, Printer: ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt, Process: Offset, Colours: 4 Colours, Size: 40 x 30 mm, Values: HUF 475

50 Year’s of Hungarian Television’s Colour Experimental Transmission

The first television broadcast was made in Hungary in the 1950s and, as in most countries, watching television became the most popular leisure activity within a few decades. A good few years had to pass before colour broadcasts replaced black and white: the first colour television transmitter was inaugurated in 1969 and experimental broadcasting began immediately. At the time, colour television sets were regarded status symbols due to their high price. From 1970, after local mass production started, they became accessible to a growing number of people.The stamp design depicts a stylised TV transmitter with a colour monoscope in the symbolic rays of broadcasting. The first day cover features the title of the stamp with a scale of colours underneath. The special postmark is an archetypal contemporary television set with an aerial.

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