TYPE: A 24
ISSUED: February 1, 1925
DESIGNER: Franz Helbing
PURPOSE: To honor Jokai
DESIGN: Maurus Jokai, laurel wreath, his name, and year dates 1825/1925.
HISTORY: First commerorative issued by Hungary. Commemorated the birth of the Hungarian Novelist; a famous writer portraying life as he found it; also a great patriot and supporter of Kossuth. Jokai’s best known works are “Sad Days” , ” Men of Gold,” and “Eyes Like the Sea.” Born February 19, 1825.
Circulated only during February. Exists on very thin cigarettelike paper. First postage stamps (as distinguished from semipostals) inscribed MAGYARORSZAG (Hungarian Country).