Category: Stamps & a bit of history
Published: Saturday, 31 January 2015 20:39
Written by Catpaw
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin's visit to Hungary 29 March 1931 - Zeppelin Mail
I recently acquired a small collection of Hungarian stamps from a friend who fled Hungary during the '56 Uprising. When he was preparing to leave Hungary, he combed through his stamp collection, picking the ones that were most valuable. He hoped, when they were safe over the border, he could use them for quick cash to pay for necessities. Nothing large could be taken, no luggage, no oversized bags or anything that would tip off authorities they were fleeing. Everything had to be small, portable and easily hidden. Stamps filled that order. He told me about going through his collection, picking what he hoped would be the most valuable and easily sold.
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