Eminent Philatelists VII: Elemér Czakó - thematic personalised stamp sheet

11550 HUF

ITEM NO: 2023341040031

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. Elemér Czakó (1876-1945) was the librarian of the Museum of Applied Arts in 1899. From 1911 he was the director of the School of Applied Arts, and between 1925 and 1934 the director general of the University Printing House, which he reorganised. He was co-president and later honorary president of the Hungarian Ethnographic Society and an honorary member of the National Society of Applied Arts. He is the author of several manuscript studies pertaining to philately, which were used as source material for the Hungarian Society for Philatelic Research’s Monograph Project. In his philatelic history research, he sought all surviving ministry and state printing office documents relating to the first stamp issue in 1871 and wrote his study in the early 1940s based on these. His endeavours appeared in 1941 in the form of a book, “A bélyeggyűjtés értelme” (The Merit of Stamp Collecting). He donated his library of philatelic books, manuscripts and copies to the Stamp Museum. After his retirement, he was an organiser and permanent participant in the stamp jury. He played an essential role in bringing about the first golden age of the Hungarian stamp.

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