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Stamps of Hungary

Definitives of 1888-1898

The Crown of St. Stephen type stamps of Hungary continued in use between 1888 and 1898, however they went through some significant production changes during that time.



The fourteen Crown of St. Stephen type definitive Hungarian stamps shown above were issued between 1888 and 1898.  These stamps of Hungary were printed on paper with a vertical burelage in different colors.

Three paper watermarks were used during this period, and they are described in the column at the right.

These stamps of Hungary continue the Crown of Saint Stephen design.  New denominations were added, and the denomination numerals on these stamps were printed in black or red, instead of in the same color as the stamp.

The catalog attributes for stamps of Hungary that are printed on paper with WMK 132, and that are perforated 12 x 11 1/2 are as follows:

  • 01 K.  (1888 - Sc. #22A) - Black.
  • 02 K.  (1888 - Sc. #23) - Red Violet.
  • 03 K.  (1888 - Sc. #24) - Green.
  • 05 K.  (1888 - Sc. #25) - Rose.
  • 08 K.  (1888 - Sc. #26) - Orange.
  • 10 K.  (1888 - Sc. #27) - Blue.
  • 12 K.  (1888 - Sc. #28) - Brown & Green.
  • 15 K.  (1888 - Sc. #29) - Claret & Blue.
  • 20 K.  (1888 - Sc. #30) - Gray.
  • 24 K.  (1888 - Sc. #31) - Brown Violet & Red.
  • 30 K.  (1888 - Sc. #32) - Olive Green & Brown.
  • 50 K.  (1888 - Sc. #33) - Red & Orange.
  • 01 F.  (1888 - Sc. #34) - Gray Blue & Silver.
  • 03 F.  (1888 - Sc. #35) - Lilac Brown & Gold.

The catalog attributes for stamps of Hungary that are printed on paper with WMK 132, and that are perforated 11 1/2 are as follows:

  • 02 K.  (1888 - Sc. #23a) - Red Violet.
  • 03 K.  (1888 - Sc. #24a) - Green.
  • 05 K.  (1888 - Sc. #25a) - Rose.
  • 10 K.  (1888 - Sc. #27a) - Blue.
  • 20 K.  (1888 - Sc. #30a) - Gray.
  • 01 F.  (1888 - Sc. #34a) - Gray Blue & Silver.

The catalog attributes for stamps of Hungary that are printed on paper with WMK 135 (Oval), and that are perforated 12 x 11 1/2 are as follows:

  • 01 K.  (1898 - Sc. #35A) - Black.
  • 02 K.  (1898 - Sc. #36) - Violet.
  • 03 K.  (1898 - Sc. #37) - Green.
  • 05 K.  (1898 - Sc. #38) - Rose.
  • 08 K.  (1898 - Sc. #39) - Orange.
  • 10 K.  (1898 - Sc. #40) - Blue.
  • 12 K.  (1898 - Sc. #41) - Red Brown & Green.
  • 15 K.  (1898 - Sc. #42) - Rose & Blue.
  • 20 K.  (1898 - Sc. #43) - Gray.
  • 24 K.  (1898 - Sc. #44) - Brown Violet & Red.
  • 30 K.  (1898 - Sc. #45) - Olive Green & Brown.
  • 50 K.  (1898 - Sc. #46) - Dull Red & Orange.

The catalog attributes for stamps that are printed on paper with WMK 135 (Oval), and that are perforated 11 1/2 are as follows:

  • 01 K.  (1898 - Sc. #35Ab) - Black.
  • 02 K.  (1898 - Sc. #36a) - Violet.
  • 03 K.  (1898 - Sc. #37a) - Green.
  • 05 K.  (1898 - Sc. #38a) - Rose.
  • 08 K.  (1898 - Sc. #39a) - Orange.
  • 10 K.  (1898 - Sc. #40a) - Blue.
  • 12 K.  (1898 - Sc. #41a) - Red Brown & Green.
  • 15 K.  (1898 - Sc. #42a) - Rose & Blue.
  • 20 K.  (1898 - Sc. #43a) - Gray.
  • 24 K.  (1898 - Sc. #44a) - Brown Violet & Red.
  • 30 K.  (1898 - Sc. #45a) - Olive Green & Brown.
  • 50 K.  (1898 - Sc. #46a) - Dull Red & Orange.

The catalog attributes for stamps that are printed on paper with WMK 135 (Circle), and that are perforated 12 x 11 1/2 are as follows:

  • 01 K.  (1898 - Sc. #35Ac) - Black.
  • 02 K.  (1898 - Sc. #36b) - Violet.
  • 03 K.  (1898 - Sc. #37b) - Green.
  • 05 K.  (1898 - Sc. #38b) - Rose.
  • 08 K.  (1898 - Sc. #39b) - Orange.
  • 10 K.  (1898 - Sc. #40b) - Blue.
  • 12 K.  (1898 - Sc. #41b) - Red Brown & Green.
  • 15 K.  (1898 - Sc. #42b) - Rose & Blue.
  • 20 K.  (1898 - Sc. #43b) - Gray.
  • 24 K.  (1898 - Sc. #44b) - Brown Violet & Red.
  • 30 K.  (1898 - Sc. #45b) - Olive Green & Brown.
  • 50 K.  (1898 - Sc. #46b) - Dull Red & Orange.

The catalog attributes for stamps that are printed on paper with WMK 135 (Circle), and that are perforated 11 1/2 are as follows:

  • 01 K.  (1898 - Sc. #35Ad) - Black.
  • 02 K.  (1898 - Sc. #36c) - Violet.
  • 03 K.  (1898 - Sc. #37c) - Green.
  • 05 K.  (1898 - Sc. #38c) - Rose.
  • 08 K.  (1898 - Sc. #39c) - Orange.
  • 10 K.  (1898 - Sc. #40c) - Blue.
  • 12 K.  (1898 - Sc. #41c) - Red Brown & Green.
  • 15 K.  (1898 - Sc. #42c) - Rose & Blue.
  • 20 K.  (1898 - Sc. #43c) - Gray.
  • 24 K.  (1898 - Sc. #44c) - Brown Violet & Red.
  • 30 K.  (1898 - Sc. #45c) - Olive Green & Brown.
  • 50 K.  (1898 - Sc. #46c) - Dull Red & Orange.





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WMK 132
Reversed "kr" in Oval

WMK 135
Oval Around Crown

WMK 135
Circle Around Crown

In respect to WMK 135, the paper with the circular watermark is often yellowish and thinner than the paper used for the oval watermark.  The jewel in the band of the crown is also different.