The Society for Hungarian Philately publishes a quarterly journal in March, June, September and December. Manuscripts for publication may be sent to the Society address listed below. The articles published therein represent the opinions of the individual authors and the contents is not to be construed as official policy of the Society for Hungarian Philately or any of its officers. All publication rights reserved for SHP. Articles from the journal may be reprinted only with the written permission of the Editor and the authors only.

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May Auction The May auction listing has been placed on the site.  Please take a look. April – June Newsletter The April – June Newsletter is now available to members in the Journals section. Classified Member Ads One of our members has taken advantage of this feature.  See his ad at Classified Ads and see the…

Philately and International Mail Order Fraud: The Success of the New York Institute of Science in Hungary

Ed Grabowski, a philatelist normally known for his work in the French Colonies, has been developing a new philatelic collecting area focused on the international mail order fraud schemes developed by American fraudsters during the early part of the 20th century. He has just published the above-noted article in OPUS XVIII the annual volume of…

Comparison of Hungarian Catalog Prices 2016-7 to 2018

This is a comparison of the pricing in the new 2018 Hungarian catalog (A magyar belyegek katalogusa) with the previous one from 2016. The comparison is in the form of a multi-page Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet which can be downloaded here by interested members. The database gives the change in pricing by issue, year and decade….

Find a Stamp On the Web

We’ve all been there – you search for something online and you can’t find it.  Maybe it’s a certain stamp, a specific cancellation or a FDC. Or perhaps you dream of discovering a unique new piece or finding a great bargain.  You know it’s out there, but where?! There is a new multi-lingual Internet search…

English / Hungarian and Hungarian / English Cross Reference of Philatelic Terms and Pronunciation

Glossary of English-Hungarian Terms Copyright from   “The Hungarian Hyperinflation of 1945-1946” by Robert B. Morgan Publisher: Collectors Club of Chicago, 2003. Philatelic words and phrases abroad                                                          …

The Concordance of Catalog Numbers for the Postage Stamps of Hungary

This is the cross reference index of various Hungarian catalog numbers. It is a reprint of the catalog number cross-reference tables that were published serially in The News of Hungarian Philately from 1984 through 1997. The information was compiled by William Domonkos.

Postally Used Commemorative Cancellations During Hungary’s Record Inflation, 1945-1946

30:4 3 1999 POSTALLY USED COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLATIONS DURING HUNGARY’S RECORD INFLATION, 1945 – 1946 Dr. Paul J. Szilagyi The collection of correspondence from the infamous world record inflationary period following WWII is a favorite subject of Hungarian philatelists. It is well known that the postal rates changed not less than 27 times during the period…