Sunday, 8 February 2009
Cover from Hungary
A lovely cover received on 16 January 2009 from Budapest, Hungary, sent 3 days earlier. It bears no less than 5 stamps of attractive topics. The two horses are from a series called Our Living Heritage II - Horses, issued on 9 May 2006, and are a Shagya Arab (75 HUF stamp) and Mezohegyesi Halfbred (90 HUF stamp). They were two more stamps in the series plus a sheet with three more horses, print-runs 250,000 each for the single stamps, and 150,000 for the sheets.
Our Living Heritage series was issued also a year later, on 9 May 2007, this time presenting dogs. This cover has the 62 HUF stamp with komondor, a sheep dog of Asian origin (print-run 450,000, the sheet of 600 HUF was published in 150,000 copies).
The two symbolic Olympic stamps were issued on 16 April 2008 along with a third stamp of 170 HUF.
Thank you, Tamás!