Silver jubilee of The International Children's Safety Service - Set
Silver jubilee of The International Children's Safety Service - Set for only GBP £0.36
Magyar Posta is marking the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the International Children’s Safety Service by releasing an overprint edition of its regular stamp with no value indication and a surcharge entitled International Children’s Safety Service, which was first issued in 2011. The overprint of the new issue contains the number of the anniversary and the year of foundation. The stamp issued in 2011 and thus the current issue as well are based on the work of the graphic artist Orsolya Kármán and were printed by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda. Magyar Posta is devoting the amount of the surcharge, HUF 50 per stamp, to supporting the Hungarian Association of the International Children’s Safety Service. The stamp will be on sale in first day post offices and at Filaposta in Hungary from 29 May, but may also be purchased from Magyar Posta’s online store. The International Children’s Safety Service was created in 1990 in Hanover through international collaboration which aimed to save the children in inhuman conditions in the orphanage in Csegőd, near Oradea, Romania. Following the example and with the support of the Hanover organisation, the Hungarian Association of the International Children’s Safety Service was established in May 1990. Its aim is to support physically and mentally handicapped children, orphans and other children in need of help, to improve their living conditions, to lay the foundations of their future, and to help children’s institutions. The Service was registered by the Municipal Court of Budapest in 1990 and has operated as an organisation of major public benefit since 1 January 1998. The membership of the organisation and the number of its voluntary helpers are steadily growing, and support is provided through membership fees, donations, expertise or physical work. The association’s management board and supervisory board perform their duties voluntarily. The Service operates independently without regard to political and religious affiliation or nationality. (Source: ngysz.hu) The stamp with a surcharge issued in 2011 in honour of the International Children’s Safety Service will again be available for purchase at postal outlets. Please support the International Children’s Safety Service by purchasing the stamp.