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1960 Magyar Posta

Click on any of the three fable stamps here to see a larger version.

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."

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.