Hungarian Philatelic Society

of Great Britain

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Welcome to the Hungarian Philatelic Society of Great Britain's website

On this site you will find information about the society, information about the stamps and postage rates of Hungary, a gallery of selected stamps and much, much more.

Firstly though, a little background information....

The Society

The Hungarian Philatelic Society of Great Britain was formed in 1964 to foster interest in and promote Hungarian Philately and Postal History under the patronage of Gary Ryan FRPSL. We currently have over 150 members, mostly in the UK, but also overseas. We meet twice per year, usually in Central England.

There is a well-respected society magazine which covers a spectrum of members’ interests, from discussion of new discoveries and reviewing of old ones, and reporting of society matters. We have a library of specialist books and publications, and we run an auction to which members can contribute material. Members also benefit from the circulation of club packets with both stamps and postal history.

The Society Library has a fairly widespread coverage of the areas associated with Hungary. There are books and articles on most aspects of philately and include some dealing with background information - history, costumes, art, food, etc. This information can be as necessary to one's understanding of the stamps of the country as is the minute detail of postal routes. The reason a cover took the route it did may have a bearing on the local situation at the time, and will not necessarily be found in a purely philatelic book. Not all our books are in English, we have German and Hungarian ones as well. Click here to look at the library pages.

To learn more about us, look at the Membership page or contact the Membership Secretary by clicking on the ‘Join here’ link at the top of every page.