Eminent Philatelists VI: Dr Béla Térfi - thematic personalised stamp sheet

11550 HUF

ITEM NO: 2023340040031

Magyar Posta is continuing to issue thematic personalised stamps in 2023. This year again four new stamps with labels are due to be released, two of which are to be issued on 4 April 2023 as part of the Eminent Philatelists series. For each theme, 12,250 copies of the stamp with a label designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek were produced. They may be purchased at Filaposta and from Magyar Posta’s online store while stocks last. Dr Béla Térfi (1869-1959) was a minister and eminent philatelist. He studied at the College of Mining and Forestry in Selmecbánya (now Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia). After the fall of the Monarchy, he was appointed to the National Office for Public Nutrition, and during the Soviet Republic he became the government commissioner for grain collection of the People’s Commissariat for Public Nutrition. In the midst of the great difficulties caused by the hostilities, he performed his duties with aplomb, and, despite his previous role, his name appeared in the second government formed by Count István Bethlen in 1921, in which he served for six and a half months as minister without portfolio for public nutrition. By the 1930s he was vice-president of the National Forestry Association. The fruit of his decades of research and collecting, covering 49 archives at home and abroad, and the study of many private collections, is his life’s work, “Bélyegelőtti levelek és azok lebetűzései” (Pre-Stamp Letters and their Notation), which was published by the letter collecting society LEHE in 1943. His unique collection of pre-stamp letters is now in the Stamp Museum, and the best of it is on permanent display.

Type thematic personalised stamp sheet
Short description Magyar Posta is continuing to issue thematic personalised stamps in 2023.
Issue year 2023
Issue time 4 April 2023
Cutting size A4
Face Value 10500
Theme famous people
Designer Imre Benedek
Stamped/Uncanceled mint