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 year 1900. Continue reading “Heroes Square and Millenium Monument”
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 safe-keeping. Initially the crown was housed in Weisbaden then moved to the US Gold Reserve at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Continue reading “St Stephen’s Crown: Part 2 (Return to Hungary)”
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 with information on the topic and then be followed by some discussion and depiction of the stamps relating to this topic.
The first topic is St. Stephen’s crown. The crown has been richly portrayed in stamps from the second definitive issue to today. Continue reading “St. Stephen’s Crown: A History and Depiction in Stamps”
I’ll be researching a very interesting area of post World War II history in Lithuania. This is related to the Displaced Persons camps of Lithuanian citizens that were displaced by the devastation of WWII. These camps were like cities on their own and set up small postal authorities in each camp. Continue reading “Lithuanian Displaced Persons Camps”