Famous Hungarians: Ybl Miklós was born 200 years ago - special editions and Ybl stamp set


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In the Year of Hungarian Architecture, Magyar Posta is honouring the bicentenary of the birth of Miklós Ybl, one of the greatest Hungarian architects of the 19th century and a major figure in European revival architecture, by issuing special commemorative stamp blocks and an exclusive set of stamps in addition to the commemorative stamp block released on 4 April. Wenckheim Palace in Szabadkígyós, designed by Ybl, is featured in the foreground on the red numbered imperforate and the green numbered specially perforated stamp blocks, which have the same design as the standard version. A ground plan of the palace can be seen in the background. Besides the standard and special editions, the set contains a limited monochrome version, of which only 500 copies have been printed. The special editions may only be purchased at their face values for a limited period of time until 31 August 2014. The stamp blocks and the folder were produced using designs by Ferenc Gusztáv Borbély. The new issues will be available at designated post offices and Filaposta in Hungary from 18 July, but may also be purchased from Magyar Posta’s online store.

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The YBL Stamp Set comes with a numbered A6 format Certificate in Hungarian and English bearing an embossed postal seal verifying its originality. It is sold in a resealable pouch. The cover of the folder, which also serves as packaging, bears the portrait and signature of Miklós Ybl. On the other pages there is a biography of Miklós Ybl in Hungarian and English, a description of Wenckheim Palace, information about the set and a selected list of the architect’s works. The stamp blocks and the monochrome edition are protected in mounts.

Order code: 2014091030011 (red numbered block), 2014092030011 (green numbered block), 2014093030011 (set)
Date of issue: 18 July 2014
The face value of the blocks is HUF 1,000.
The selling price of the stamp set is HUF 20,000
Printing method: 4-colour offset 2,000 red and 5,000 green numbered blocks and 500 sets were produced.
Perforate size of the stamp: 30 x 40 mm, Imperforate size of the block: 90 x 65 mm
The stamp blocks were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda, and the folder by Keskeny Printing Company.
The source material was provided by the Budapest City Archives and the Hungarian National Museum. Photograph by József HajdúDesigned by Ferenc Gusztáv Borbély
The monochrome edition may not be used to pay for the postage of letter-mail items.