Hungary Reconstruction

1945-1946 Hungary Complete Mint Set of 15 Stamps

 

At the close of the World War II, Hungary was left in ruins. The capital city of Budapest was nearly destroyed, the economy was devastated but its people were determined to rebuild. The Hungarian Post Office issued a set of 15 stamps between 1945 and 1946 to symbolize this period of reconstruction. Printed in a rainbow of colors, this issue depicts a laborer with hammer and anvil freed from the chains of Nazi repression against a backdrop of Budapest's Chain Bridge, which was destroyed by the retreating Nazis in 1945. To keep up with the skyrocketing postage rates, the top value of this set is denominated an amazing 3000 pengoes!

$5.95