93rd Stamp Day - Set
93rd Stamp Day - Set for only GBP £0.80
The stamps marking the 93rd Stamp Day commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Hungary’s most important stamp designers, Ferenc Helbing. The Hungarian graphic artist, painter and lithographer, who was born in Érsekújvár (now Nové Zámky, Slovakia) in 1870, was rector of Budapest’s College of Art and Design for almost a decade. Helbing was considered a pioneer of Hungarian advertising art whose designs included Art Nouveau book illustrations, banknotes and coins, certificates and posters. He also designed the Crowned Madonna, which appears upside down in a misprint of the 5,000 korona denomination version, making this one of the most valuable Hungarian stamp rarities.