Hungary

1960 One stamp marked "Magyar Posta," "Zombory Éva" and "40" with a simple picture of MSA. $.09 from Julie Collins of Valparaiso, IN, through Ebay, Nov., '99.

The ass seems contented enough as he is carried uphill by one older and one younger man in native costume.

1960 2 sets of eight stamps, each set on two FDC envelopes with a red line-drawing of Puss 'n Boots on the envelope. All are postmarked Budapest, Dec. 1, 1960. Each stamp is marked "Magyar Posta" and "Zombory Éva," and each contains a different denomination in Hungarian Forints: 1, 2, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, and 170. $19.80 from Westminster Stamp Gallery, Ltd., Nov., '04. Click on the image here to see a larger version.

The stamps for 1, 2, 20, and 30 Forints seem to picture fairy tales, like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" on the 30 Forint stamp. Puss 'n Boots is on the 60 Forint stamp. The 40 Forint stamp pictures MSA, as just above. The 80 Forint stamp is a nicely colored presentation of FC. The 170 Forint stamp presents the last phase of FS, with a quiet and reserved fox. The envelopes in one set are marked with only the FDC stamp and the postmark. The envelopes in the other set include other appendages, including "Special Delivery," "Legiposta," and "Via Air Mail."

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1983 1 Stamp marked "Magyar Posta," "A Róka és a Holló," "Fúzesi ZS," and "2 Ft." FC. $.09 from Julie Collins of Valparaiso, IN, through Ebay, Nov., '99.

The fox holds one paw out expectantly. The crow is nicely haloed with the sun. The cancellation mark looks like the last half of "Budapest."

1983 1 Sheet of stamps marked "Magyar Posta," "A Róka és a Holló," Füzesi ZS, and "2 Ft." FC. 10 stamps across by 5 down. 10" x 14". Scott #3103. Postmarked Budapest. $3.50 from John Ferrari, San Carlos, CA, through Ebay, May, '01.

My, the things one can find on Ebay! I had already learned to like this stamp. Now here was a chance to like it fifty times over! Abundanza!

1983 1 numbered maxicard presenting an enlarged and partially reversed image of the 1983 2 Ft FC stamp. Canceled in Budapest in 1987. #0040 of 1500. "Famous Fairy Tale Characters." 1987/5-a. Philatelia Hungarica. Design Fúzesi Zsuzsa. Hungexpo, Budapest. $20 from Peter Abel, Estheville, Iowa, through Ebay, August, '00.

On the stamp, the fox looked right. In this scene he stands under the branches of the tree and looks left. He still holds one paw out expectantly. There is no longer a sun haloing the crow.

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1983 1 Stamp marked "Magyar Posta," "A Nyúl és a Teknósbéka," Fúzesi ZS, and "4 Ft." TH. $.09 from Julie Collins of Valparaiso, IN, through Ebay, Nov., '99.

The hare rests his head on one paw as he watches the turtle go by. I recognized this and the other two scenes in a group of fifty fairy-tale stamps pictured and offered on Ebay. I saw that I could get at least these three, and of course I hoped for more in the pack that I would get….

1983 1 numbered maxicard presenting a slightly altered image of the 1983 4 Ft TH stamp. Canceled in Budapest in 1987. #0456 of 1500. "Famous Fairy Tale Characters." 1987/5-c. Scott #3104. Philatelia Hungarica. Design Füzesi Zsuzsa. Hungexpo, Budapest. $9.95 from Peter Abel, Estheville, Iowa, through Ebay, August, '00.

On the stamp, the fox merely looked at the tortoise. In this scene he raises his hand in greeeting. There the tortoise turned his head back to look at the resting hare. Here he glances at the hare but plods on. The tree here has rather a different shape, and the daisies have moved around a little.

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