TYPE: A36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47
ISSUED: August 1, 1932.
PROCESS: Photogravure from portraits
PAPER: Watermarked Double Cross on Pyramid
DESIGNED: From photographs and original paintings
PURPOSE: To publicize the national heroes.
DESIGNS AND HISTORY:
Imre Madach. 1823-1864, author of the great Hungarian dramatic poem “The Tragedy of Man.”
Janos Arany, 1817-1882, poet whose ballads and epics are among the fundamentals of national poetry.
Ignaz Semmelweiss, 1818-1865, physician famed for his prevention of septic fever; writer on medical subjects.
Roland Eotvos, 1848-1919, distinguished physicist and inventor of the Eotvos Pendulum for ascertaining distant earthquakes and presence of water and minerals in the ground; writer on these subjects.
Count Stephen Szechenyi, 1791-1860, founder of the Hungarian Academy of Science and instigator of every intellectual and economic movement in Hungary during his lifetime. A statesman, soldier, and writer.
Franz Deak, 1803-1876, the wise man of the nation – a lawyer by profession, he initiated the peace between Hungary and Austria after the Hapsburg oppression.
Franz Liszt, 1811-1886, famed composer of Hungarian origin, a pianist. Writer on musical subjects.
Louis Kossuth, 1802-1894, leader in the struggle for freedom in 1848. Politician, editor, writer, statesman.
Stephen Tisza, 1861-1918, Prime Minister of Hungary before and during World War I, and victim of the Bolshevik movement following the war.
Michaly Munkacay (Michael von Munkacsy) 1844-1900, a celebrated painter, his works being associated with religion.
Alexander Csoma de Korosi 1784-1842. Explored Central Asia in a search of that country from which the Magyars derive their origin.
Farkas Bolyai, 1775-1858, philosopher, physicist and mathematician.
NOTE: All of the above are known to exist imperf.