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HSE Road Show

On the evening of Thursday September 17 we will be sponsoring a community event on Eastern European stamp collecting, The program will include a Stamp Trivia Puzzle which focuses on the Dead Countries of Central Europe. The event will include door prizes as well as the opportunity to bring a sample of your stamp collection to share.

The event will be held in the community room in the Oak Bluffs Public Library on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard in south eastern Massachusetts. We hope you will join us there!

Stay tuned for a recap after the event.

 

Hungary Celebrates 100th Anniversay of Frank Sinatra’s Birth

Frank SinatraAre you looking for that special Father’s Day gift for your dad? Then consider getting him a Frank Sinatra souvenir sheet newly issued by Magyar Posta!  Look no further than our online store for Hungary’s 2015 Frank Sinatra Souvenir Sheet. You can check out this special offering which we hope you and your Dad as well as the rest of the family will enjoy!

Magyar Posta is issuing a special stamp to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the American actor and singer Frank Sinatra, who won eight Grammy awards, three Oscars and several Golden Globe awards. The stamp design features the famous performing artist’s portrait. Fifty thousand copies of the miniature sheet containing four identical stamps designed by graphic artist Ágnes Berta were produced by the Pénzjegynyomda printing company.

Francis Albert Sinatra (1915–1998) was the only child of Italian immigrants. He left school to start singing when he was 16 years old. He won a talent show with the Hoboken Four but left the group seeking an independent career and began working as a singing waiter in a small restaurant. His real career started with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey in the late 1930s. He became a successful solo singer in the early to mid 1940s. In the 1950s his appeal waned but his career gained new momentum in 1954, when he won the Oscar for the best supporting actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. He signed a contract with Capitol Records, where he recorded a series of highly successful albums. In 1960 he founded his own label Reprise Records. In the 1960s he appeared in many TV shows dedicated to him and took part in a world tour. In the same decade he received 6 Grammy Awards for two of his albums and produced his greatest hits. By the end of the 1960s his popularity was declining, so he gave a farewell concert on June 14, 1971, but made a comeback with a new album just two years later. Sinatra spent most of the 1970s and 1980s giving concerts and producing albums. In 1994 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He last appeared in public at the end of 1995. Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack in 1998. He released over 70 LPs and almost 300 singles during his life and his songs appeared in several compilation albums after his death. (Source: wikipedia.hu / Magyar Posta)

 

Kosovo 2014 New Issues

We have exciting news!

The Kosovo year sets have traveled from Kosovo to Slovenia, maneuvered through the customs gridlock at JFK airport, and then braved two hearty New England blizzards to be available for your stamp collecting enjoyment. If you take a few minutes to gaze at these beautiful stamps, we are sure you will agree it was well worth this amazing journey!

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View more information on the Kosovo 2014 New Issues.

 

Stamp Trivia: Can you solve it?

1024px-Old_globeWe hope you are enjoying some fun winter activities or just sitting around a warm fireplace enjoying a cup of hot cocoa.

One of the most popular questions we receive here at the Hungaria Stamp Exchange is ‘what countries do you stock besides Hungary?’ While the inventory and exciting new issues of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe can be found in detail on our website or in our newsletters, even more interesting may be the stamps we have that are from countries and city/states which no longer exist as separate entities but had issued stamps over the last 100 years. We hope you can join us in this bit of philatelic trivia and see which previously existing city states you can identify in their current day locations! Here is our list of those country stamps we stock: Central Lithuania, Cilicia, Crete, Danzig, Eastern Rumelia, Eastern Silesia, Epirus, Hatay, Istria, Ljubljana, Memel, Thrace, Trieste – Zone A/B.

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Winter Update – 2014

Holiday Greetings to our dear friends and customers! This is a special time of year as we gather together with family and friends, to trim trees, light candles, sing songs and exchange presents. We here at the Hungaria Stamp Exchange would like to take the time to send you and your family our  warmest holiday greetings and to share with you some highlights of the new philatelic issues from Hungary and year sets from a few other Eastern European countries.

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