HUNGARIAN SAINTS AND BLESSEDS V SPECIAL EDITION AND STAMP SET
In to the already issued standard edition, the miniature sheet Hungarian Saints and Blesseds V, presenting Saint Margaret, Saint Kinga and the Blessed Yolanda, is also being released on 5 October 217 in a special numbered edition decorated with gold foil and embossing, and as a numbered limited edition black print. The standard edition, the special edition and the black print are also available in an exclusive set, which – apart from the aesthetic experience – is special as the black print is only sold as part of the set. The miniature sheets designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek were produced by ANY Security Printing Company and will be available at first-day post offices and Filaposta in Hungary, but may also be ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store.
Although the standard edition of the commemorative miniature sheet Hungarian Saints and Blesseds V is a noteworthy artwork in itself, as Magyar Posta has devoted the same special attention to this topic as in previous years, this stamp is also being released in a special edition and as a black print with identical graphics as in the standard edition.
The bond linking Saint Margaret, Saint Kinga and the Blessed Yolanda is that they are the daughters of King Béla IV, who is regarded as the second founder of the state for rebuilding the country after it was devastated by the Mongols in 1241-42. Their lives were greatly influenced by the ideal of poverty prevalent at the time and the example of their aunt Saint Elizabeth.
The chosen method of depiction as well as the use of embossing and the gold foil printing technique emphasise and highlight the shining of the halo around the figures, thus expressing the respect that every collector can experience when viewing the stamps.
Three thousand copies of the numbered set have been produced, which includes the standard edition and the special edition numbered between 1 and 3,000 as well as the black print. The numbering of the set, the special edition and the black print is identical.
(The black print included
in the stamp set cannot be used to pay for postage.)