Category: Online Articles

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 the European Academy of Philately for 2018. Given its association with Hungary, Ed has given the Society for Hungarian Philately permission to post the article on its Website. He can be reached at:

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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”