100 years of the Postal Directorate in Debrecen
In 2020 the Postal Directorate in Debrecen is celebrating the centenary of its establishment, which is being marked by the release of a promotional personalised stamp. Seventy thousand copies of the philatelic novelty made by printing on the label part of Your Own Message Stamp IV: Domestic were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda, and can be purchased at Filaposta and designated post offices or ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store from 16 April. On 17 April 1920 the establishment of the Postal Directorate in Debrecen was announced in the Hungarian Royal Post and Telegram Regulations Gazette. The Directorate’s initial remit covered the postal affairs of the historic counties of Bereg, Bihar, Hajdú, Szabolcs and Szatmár. Over the 100 years there have been many changes in the areas or names of the areas under the Directorate’s control, yet its essential task has remained unaltered: the management and support of the post offices in the eastern region of Hungary. In keeping with the image of Magyar Posta, the colour green dominates the design of the stamp and label. The almost 90-year-old building of the Postal Directorate in Debrecen, which was designed by Aladár Münnich, appears on the stamp and in the postmark. The first day cover shows part of the Gazette, highlighting the announcement of the establishment of the Directorate.
|Type||promotional personalised stamp sheet|
|Short description||In 2020 the Postal Directorate in Debrecen is celebrating the centenary of its establishment, which is being marked by the release of a promotional personalised stamp.|
|Issue time||16 April 2020|
|Perforation Sizer||Perforated size of stamp: 18 mm x 25.2 mm Perforated size of label: 36.25 mm x 25.2 mm|
|Designer||Barnabás Baticz (stamp label, FDC)|