Catalogue of Hungary TPO Marks
By Lutz Ihnken
This catalogue has been made available free of charge by Lutz Ihnken to promote the available knowledge of the the TPO marks of Hungary and is gratefully made available here for the benefit of TPO and Seapost Society members.
The text of the document is multilingiual including German and English. The following is a summary of the introduction found in this 126 page catalogue.
The subject "Hungarian TPO" is so complex, that even more than a catalogue is needed to embrace it. This catalogue should be the gateway which includes lists and prices for the TPO postmarks; for this it should be the central element to collect this subject.
All postmarks from approximately 1868 to 1960 are taken into account within this catalogue. The known postmarks are categorised and ordered according to the following criteria:
- TPO-number ( if available )
- type of postmark
The information is taken from several sources and from the cards / covers of Lutz's collection. The sources are mentioned in chapter 5 of the catalogue. Main source is:
- A Magyar Bélyegek Monográfiája Vol.I
- A Magyar Bélyegek Monográfiája Vol.VI
The Monográfiája has shown that many postmarks have been registered, but not all. To make the
catalogue more complete the support of many collectors is needed.
If someone has a postmark
that is not yet recorded, please send a scan via e-mail
The catalogue shall fulfill the following criteria:
- easily updateable due to increased knowledge
- be available for a larger audience with no costs
Further more specialized documents will be produced step by step. Please keep in mind: many items are known from other documents, but not yet seen as original!
Catalogue of Hungary TPO Marks by Lutz Ihnken
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Ákos, Kostyan: Magyar Bélyegek Monográfiája Vol.I and VI, 1965-1973 [in Hungarian].