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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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St. Stephen’s Crown: A History and Depiction in Stamps

This article marks the beginning of our Hungaria Stamp Exchange blog. The purpose is to portray major topics in Hungarian history and culture and their influence on the stamps of Hungary through a series if articles. Each article will begin … Continue reading

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My Story (& the stamps)

Stamps have been a passion of mine since I was six years old, when my Dad first introduced me to collecting. I was fascinated by the beautiful pictures and the stories they tell about world geography, history, culture and ever … Continue reading

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