1943 Karácsony sor **

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On the initiative of the Hungarian Nativity Movement, the post office issued a series of stamps consisting of 3 denominations for the Christmas holiday.

The thumbnails were designed by Gyula Tóth.

It was put into circulation on December 1, 1943 with a validity period of up to June 30, 1944 under 247.620/3. s. by decree (P.R.T. No. 1943/55).

It was sold until January 31, 1944 by all post offices, the Stamp Sales Office and private value dealers without limit, from February 1, 1944, 202.618/3. s. according to decree (P.R.T. No. 1944/5) it was used by post offices for internal processing.

The values of the series and their number of copies are 9,910,000 20-filer blue

4 pennies green 18,189,000 30 pennies brownish orange 18,067,000

The thumbnail. All denominations have the inscription "MAGYAR/¬KIRÁLYI/POSTA" on the lower edge of the stamp image, the name of the designer: "GYULA TÓTH" on the right side below the stamp image.

In the center of the 4-filer denomination are two musical angels who announce the birth of the baby Jesus to three shepherds kneeling and standing among sheep on either side under the starry sky. The value indication is in the upper left corner of the stamp image (Fig. 566).

On the 20-filer denomination, the baby Jesus is lying in a manger cradle surrounded by sheep, behind him are St. Joseph and the Madonna, presenting their child to Hungarian shepherds standing on the left and kneeling on the right. The value indication is in the upper right corner of the stamp image (Fig. 567).

The 30-filer denomination shows the seated Madonna with the child Jesus in her lap. Saint Stephen kneels in front of them, raises the royal crown as an offering, behind him


Saint László stands with a hatchet and Saint Imre with a lily. Kneeling shepherd from left, sheep in front. The value indication is in the upper corner of the stamp image (Fig. 568).

All denominations have a horizontal rectangular shape, their stamp size is 33X22 mm.

It was printed at the State Printing Office with halftone intaglio printing. The printing sheets contain 2x100 stamp images. They were sold in rolls of 100.

Tags: 1943, Christmas, set