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About Alan

Alan Bauer, President, Hungaria Stamp Exchange. Alan is a first generation American-born of Hungarian parents who emigrated from Hungary just before World War II. He lived his childhood and completed his education in central New York State. Later, he and his wife moved to New England to start their business careers and have been there ever since. They have two children; their son is a web consultant at Boston University and their daughter is a freshman in college and both of whom are actively involved in the stamp business. Alan can be reached at [email protected].

The historical city of Pecs

Pécs is a city with a long and colorful history originally founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. Over the years the city has been occupied by the Turks and later inhabited by the Germans resulting in the cultural history … Continue reading

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Hungarian Occupation Issues of 1918 – 1920

*UPDATE:* Limited stock of Brainard’s catalog (Brainard Hungarian Occupation Stamp Catalog) is currently available in our online store. One of the most complex and interesting eras of philatelic history in Europe is the post World War I period in Hungarian history. The years between … Continue reading

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The Chain Bridge (“Lanchid”)

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, or ‘Lanchid’, as it is known in Hungarian, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube river in Budapest. It links the west side of Buda with the east side of Pest.  In 1848,  after the … Continue reading

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Heroes Square and Millenium Monument

Heroes Square (“Hosok Tere” in Hungarian) is a site of great importance in Budapest and is the topic of several stamps depicting both the Square and the Millennium Monument. The monument construction was started in 1896 and completed in the … Continue reading

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St Stephen’s Crown: Part 2 (Return to Hungary)

In 1944 the Szent Korona was secretly taken out of Hungary by the Hungarian guards to protect it from the Nazis and subsequently the Communist invasion. Then in 1945 a Hungarian general gave it to the United States Army for … Continue reading

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