Friday, November 11, 2016

HUNGARY - 2016


Yes, I believe that this deserve the title "Breaking News" based in the fact that it comes from Hungary, a country with almost none lighthouse stamps. The only 3  issued by Magyar Posta are from 1978 and 1980.  So 36 years later,   be this block very welcome. 

Code: HUN-2016-01
Release Date: November 08, 2016
Postal Authority: Magyar Posta Ltd
Title: Countries and Cities
Format: 1 stamp in Minisheet
Stamp dimensions (mm): 67.6 x 45.4
Block dimensions (mm): 135 x 83
Currency: Forint - HUF
Face Value: 600 - HUF
Service: Domestic priority letter up to 500g
Design: Zsolt Vidák
Printing Method: Offset
Paper: Gummed Stamp Paper
Printed by: ANY Biztonsági Niomda Nyrt
Quantity: 95.000

The graphic composition of the Minisheet depicts landmarks of differents capitals and big cities from Europe. The interesting for us is from Malta.

Lighthouse: Ricasoli 
ALL: E-2064
Location: East Breakwater of Valetta Grand Harbour

And a prediction... We will be seeing this lighthouse or his brother St.Elmo, next year.  And in an issue from a country that is not Malta too.

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