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Beyond the Reef

Long time members Lyman and Ruth Caswell have both recently passed away.  Lyman was very active in Society activities and was an active participant at stamp shows.  He was also a teacher and lecturer of Hungarian philately.  Lyman and Ruth both will be missed.

2026 World Stamp Expo

Start making your plans to attend the International World Stamp Expo in Boston in 2026. This is a once every 10 year Stamp Exposition that is attended by Philatelists, Dealers and Postal Authorities from all over the world. To be held during Memorial Day week – May 23-30, 2026, in the Seaport section of Boston, the 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary celebration. We will have much more information about our attendance in the upcoming months. We hope to see you all there!!!

January – March Newsletter

The April-June 2023 Newsletter is now available to members in the Journals section.

Presentation Available –

A video of Florent Tricot’s presentation on Hugarian Hyperinflation postage is available here


The 2023C auction is now available on the web.  Bids will be accepted beginning July 19.

Presentation Available

Links to an updated version of Alan Sobles presentation on the survival of the Hungarian cancellers post WWI are available here

Classified Member Ads

See the ads at Classified Ads and see the Webmaster about adding one of your own.

Newsletters on Web

Thanks to our members, we now have all of our old Journals (newsletters) posted on-line.  During the process of scanning, I found many of the old articles to be fascinating.  I hope you enjoy them as well.

A searchable index of all newsletters has also been created and is available for download on the Journal Index page.  Please provide comments on this feature to the Webmaster.

Hungarian Catalog Pricing Comparison

One of our members has put together a spread sheet comparing Hungarian catalog pricing for the most resent two catalog issues.  See

Upcoming SHP Meetings

None are scheduled

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.
The prices in Forint have been converted to US dollars.
The database also records valuations for the newly listed specialized watermark positions for the issues of 1898-1909.

This comparison was put together by George B. Shaw, one of our members.
Permission to use catalog numbers and pricing for this study has been given by
“Magyar posta- és illetékbélyeg katalógus 2018-2019”