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

Riding for the Pan Mass Challenge: Fifteen years and going strong!

For 15 years Alan has been a cyclist in the Pan Mass Challenge. PMC photo And  the past 5 years Andrew has volunteered as a emergency medical team member of the road crew as  well as cycling.

This year, the Hungaria Stamp Exchange will contribute to this good work by providing complimentary starter packets of Eastern European stamps to any friend of the Hungaria stamp Exchange who makes a contribution by July 1st. Then our HSE friends can support the good work of the Pan Mass Challenge and use their stamp interest to help inspire new collectors .

“The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)  raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors…… Our hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.”

Simply click the link below and make your PMC donation to support Alan’s ride this year


All of us here at the Hungaria Stamp Exchange thank you for your continued support.



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HSE On the Road (or Sea)  to  Martha’s Vineyard


Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard Island

September on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is a glorious time of year and September 17th was exceptional.   It was the perfect day for Alan and Diane Bauer of the Hungaria Stamp Exchange to sponsor a presentation on Eastern European Stamp Collecting.



The Community Room at the Oak Bluffs Public Library was a delightful venue for the presentation.

The Eastern European Postal Stamps presentation focused on the enduring stamps of the “Dead Countries of Central Europe” and was enlivened by audience participation and interest in the ebb and flow of the borders of these countries that no longer exist but previously issued their own postal stamps.

Participant stamp collectors and aficionados of regional geography and history               alike came to ponder the question:

“What do Central Lithuania, Cilicia, Crete,

,CzechDanzig, Memel, Eastern Silesia,









Epirus, Hatay, Istria, Ljubljana, Eastern Rumelia,  Thrace,Greece







Istria, and Trieste – Zone A/B have in common?”    **






After participating in a game of Stamp Trivia to win prizes, all were winners that day.



We hope you  enjoy some of our event photos .


Stamps of Epirus


Stamps of Crete

Central Lithuania

Stamps of Central Lithuania







We extend a hearty thank you to the participants and the programming staff at the          Oak Bluffs Public Library.

**And the answer is….

“ All of these countries/sovereignties no longer exist and are now part of other countries. They have all issued their own postal stamps which endure over time for collectors.”

And be sure to check out our online store for stamps of these “Dead Countries” including some beautifully cancellations on the stamps of Memel!



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)


Happy New Year

Happy New Year! From our family to yours.

It has been a great year for us here at the Hungaria Stamp Exchange. With the warmest regards, we wish you happy new year. To our new customers, welcome! We thank you for trusting us with your stamp needs and are happy to have you as a part of our extended stamp family. To our current customers, thank you! We couldn’t be where we are today without you and for that, we are thankful.

Alan & DianeLooking back on the year, one of the highlights was certainly our opportunity to return to Hungary. During the trip, we were able to experience the sights and sounds of Budapest, both old and new, and also spending time in towns that currently border on Romania and Serbia.

Be sure to read about Hungary’s new issues below.

This year, in May, we are honored to be the host for the Society for Hungarian Philately’s annual meeting. It will be held at the Philatelic Show in Boxborough, Mass on May 3-5, 2013. It will be a gala event with a Hungarian dinner for our members at a local Hungarian restaurant. Anyone in the Massachusetts area on that weekend is invited to visit with us and meet our members. Simply reply to this email for more details.

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holidays and a joyous new year.

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