HSE Winter 2017 Newsletter : Honoring Heroes

Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues and Customers,

Greetings from wintry New England!

All of us at Hungaria Stamp Exchange want to thank you for helping us have a terrific year! We appreciate your wonderful support and enthusiasm for the advancement of Eastern European philately. This past year we enjoyed chatting, emailing and even meeting in person at the World Stamp Show in New York last spring and look forward to continuing the dialogue during 2017. If you happened to miss the previous blog posts from the World Stamp Show 2016, we invite you to sort through the blog archive and check out those exciting postings. In this issue we will be sharing a summary of our Stamp Collector Survey with plans for new collector development as well as highlights of Alan’s anticipated presentation to Mafitt to support his membership nomination. And of course, we will be spotlighting the New Issues of Hungary, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

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HSE Fall 2016 Newsletter

Fall in New England is here with a display of colors in the foliage and crisp cool evenings.

Wrap-up from the World Stamp Show 2016 New York, New York

Just before the start of summer, all of us from the Hungaria Stamp Exchange had the incredible opportunity to attend the once in a decade World Stamp Show held in New York.

WSS Photo 3a

WSS 2016:  Andrew, Stacie, Alan


and Diane

Penny Black Stamp Display

Penny Black Stamp








At the Show we saw the Penny Black Stamp, the first uniform adhesive postal  Stamp in the world

John Lennon (1)

John Lennon’s Stamp Album







and the boyhood stamp collection of Beatle John Lennon.


We also had the privilege to stand next to an actual Jenny bi-plane


Diane &  Alan checking out an actual                   Jenny bi-plane








and the corresponding rare inverted Jenny Stamp!



Rare inverted Jenny stamp








The World Stamp  Show was exciting,  informative and fun event for all who attended.

More so,  it was  a wonderful opportunity to re- connect with long time  friends, as well as meet and form new friendships with collectors, vendors and international postal authorities.


Current President of Society for Hungarian Philately sits with former President Bob Morgan


Stella and Paul Richter







Exploring New York City

After the show we got to explore a little bit of the delicious and diverse culinary scenes in New York City. The highlight was Andre’s Cafe Budapest in the Upper East Side. Andrew and Stacie joined Alan and other members of Society for Hungarian Philately and Hungarian dignitaries for a Hungarian feast.

Hungarian Dinner 2

Delicious Goulash and Chicken Paprikash


Hungarian Dinner

Alan and Stacie enjoying red and white Hungarian Tokay wine








When in New York City, what is more fun than enjoying the dazzling experience of Times Square and Broadway? Later in the week Alan and Diane had the opportunity to enjoy the broadway show Lion King with friends.


Disney Character Mickey Mouse celebrates a birthday on stamps displayed at the WSS 2016




Diane poses with Disney characters Elsa, Elmo and Mickey in Times Square










Please take some time to browse  the many interesting topicals   in the HSE online store. https://www.buyhungarianstamps.com/

At the World Stamp Show, visitors were able to travel the world by stopping at the booths of the various international postal authorities that were present at the show to purchase a stamp and obtain postmarks from their respective countries.



HSE Reaches out to Eastern European Postal Authorities


Czech Republic Children’s Year:



Over the past few years we have been expanding our relationship with many of the Eastern European postal authorities. The Hungarian Stamp Exchange is pleased to reaffirm our business agreement with Magyar Posta.


Croatia Stations of the Cross



And we are delighted to announce we now have direct agreements in place with Croatia,  Kosovo, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.




Croatia Bridges – 2013



We look forward to using these opportunities to improve and increase services and our philatelic offerings  to our customers.


Calling All Topical Collectors:

And to all our enthusiastic topical collectors, we have been adding to our topical stamps displayed in the store, so please check out our sports and Olympics offerings  or browse the many interesting topicals   in the HSE online store. https://www.buyhungarianstamps.com


Ukraine 2016 Rio


Croatia 2016 Rio








New Stamp Collector Development

The Hungaria Stamp Exchange applauds the efforts of the American Philatelic Society (APS),  American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) and Amos Publishing in developing support for youth and new stamp collectors of all ages. Hungaria Stamp Exchange is committed to supporting multi-generational interest in stamp collecting.


Croatia 2016 “Say No to Hate”

Kosovo Europa Old Toys

Kosovo 2015 Children’s Year


Program Development Survey: We Need Your Help!

To develop such a program we would love to hear from you about what sparked your interest in stamp collecting, topics and countries that you collect and what motivates you to keep collecting.  And most importantly,  what would you say to inspire new and potential collectors?

So just click this link to take our survey and share your comments with us.

We hope you have a wonderful fall organizing your collection for some “serious stamp time” during this coming winter!

Best regards from all of us at Hungaria Stamp Exchange,

Alan, Diane, Stacie, Andrew

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Hungary & The 2016 Olympic Games

168 gold, 148 silver and 170 bronze medals. That’s how many medals the Hungarian team has won since the start of the modern Olympic Games in 1896.

120 years. That’s how long since the founding of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. The Hungarian Olympic Committee was a founding member of the International Olympic Committee. Continue reading

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HSE Arrives at the World Stamp Show New York 2016

Hungaria Stamp Exchange team members Alan, Andrew and Stacie have arrived at the World Stamp Show New York 2016. The show is a once-a-decade international event taking place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City.

WSS Photo 2.WSS Photo 3a                                                                                                                            [Andrew, Stacie & Alan at WSS NY 2016 ]

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“Imagine” what you will find at the World Stamp Show New York 2016

The boyhood stamp collection of John Lennon, singer, song writer and founder of the Beatles, and the world’s first stamp from the Postal Museum in the United Kingdom both are appearing at the World Stamp Show New York 2016

John Lennon (4)John Lennon (3)

Philatelists and Beatles fans alike are able to view John Lennon‘s childhood stamp collection during the World Stamp Show in New York City, May 28th through June 4th. Continue reading

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