For youth 2017: János Arany was born 200 years ago
Magyar Posta is continuing its decades-long tradition of issuing stamps with a surcharge in order to support youth stamp collecting again in 2017. The theme this year is the bicentenary of the birth of János Arany, which is linked with the János Arany Memorial Year. Magyar Posta devotes the amount of the surcharge on two stamps of the four-stamp miniature sheet, a total of HUF 150, to supporting youth stamp collecting. 30,000 copies of the miniature sheet designed by the graphic artist Gergő Gilicze were produced by ANY Security Printing Company and will be available at first day post offices and Filaposta in Hungary from 10 July, but may also be ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store. János Arany (Nagyszalonta, 2 March 1817 – Budapest, 22 October 1882) is one of the best known and most outstanding figures in Hungarian literature. His literary career began in 1846 with the satirical epic poem The Lost Constitution but it was only when Arany’s major epic poem Toldi won the Kisfaludy Society’s prize in 1847 that he became truly well-known. Toldi won him not only a prize but also the friendship of another celebrated poet of the age, Sándor Petőfi, and their correspondence is a highly valued part of Hungarian literary history.
|Short description||Magyar Posta is continuing its decades-long tradition of issuing stamps with a surcharge in order to support youth stamp collecting again in 2017.|
|Printing Office||ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt.|
|Issue time||10 July 2017|
|Cutting size||117 x 83 mm|