Hungarian airmail stamp on Lal Bahadur Shastri

August 25, 2009 0 By narayan28




Hungarian airmail stamps with face value of 5 forints, published in 1955, caused a considerable stir among philatelists. Mark dedicated to the 20 th anniversary of the aluminum industry in Hungary, in connection with which it was printed on specially manufactured thin aluminum foil. This idea has subsequently been used in other countries. Aluminum is not, however, the only non-typical material used for printing stamps. In Poland, on the occasion of 400 anniversary of the Polish Post was released a special unit, printed on fine silk. Overseas taken more and more attempts to expand the range of materials for the printing of stamps, but most stamp collectors are not very sympathetic consideration to such diversions.


In early 1966 took the Tashkent conference of Indian and Pakistan with the President of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Comrade. Kosygin. The aim of the conference was the establishment of mutual understanding between India and Pakistan, what mediated conference organizer – the Soviet Union. The conference ended with complete success. The Indian delegation was led by Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died of a heart attack on Jan. 10, 1966 in Tashkent. In memory of this Indian statesman, a close ally of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Hungarian Post released a stamp with his portrait.


Postage stamps of Hungary for many years are of great interest among collectors, especially the younger generation. Stamps of this country are characterized, as a rule, an attractive theme, unpretentious but effective graphics and careful printing, often in bright colors. Some philatelists accuse the Hungarian-mail that almost every series she released simultaneously in tooth and bezzubtsovom variants, which complicates their collection. In general, however, the Hungarian stamps occupy many prominent collections. Therefore, they should pay a little attention.

By Premendra Agrawal


Book on mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri written by Premendra, is coming soon, probably in Jan 1912

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