Hungary: The thrift stamp Hungary 1916
To understand the surcharges 1919 on the thrift stamp of Hungary 1916:
The Habsburger double monarchy Austria - Hungary fell to pieces after World War I (1914 - 1918). In Hungary the old social problems and the wishes of minorities became manifest again. The communist revolution of 1919 enlarged these contrasts.
As a result of these problems you can see on the thrift stamps, on one side surcharges of separated districts like Debrecen and on the other side surcharges of countries, which interfered in the conflicts in Hungary..
Especially Rumania which played terrible havoc. Their intervention has made a bloodbath of the communist revolution of the Hungarian Bela Kun.
After the peace pact of Trianon (1920) Hungary got slowly back some of the occupied area. The influence of the Russian communists is not innocent.It´s offen heard the surcharges, were a result of paper scarcity. That is not true. There were simply not enough stamps.
by Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 5/2005
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