Famous Hungarians On Stamps – Bicentenary Of Ferenc Erkel’s Birth

Magyar Posta is marking the bicentenary of Ferenc Erkel's birth by issuing a special stamp block.

The design of the stamp in the numbered block is a portrayal of the composer Ferenc Erkel. The graphic composition of the surrounding frame shows the Opera House, scores and a chess board. There is a portrait of Erkel on the block's first day cover as well as the Opera House and the end of an Erkel-Szen chess game, which Erkel won. The graphic design of the special postmark is a stylised portrait of the composer.

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