Hungary 3 Forint 1888 - Numerals in red


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Country Hungary
Year 1888
Name Hungary 3 Forint 1888 - Numerals in red
Denomination 3 Forint
Type of Issue: Definitive
Theme Crown of St. Stephen surmounting an envelope
Size / Diameter 22 x 26 mm
Color lilac-brown & gold
Watermark "kr" in circle extended over 4 stamps
Variations see perforation
Designer Janos L. L'Hiver
Printing Method Typography
Printed by: Hungarian Royal State Printing House
Perforation type: Perforated
Perforation size: 12 x 11 1/2
Tagging n/a
Series Name "Krajczaros" stamps of 1874-1899
Description Design: Crown of St. Stephen, surmounting an envelope and a post horn, enclosed in a wreath, with light corners. The stamps were printed in the Hungarian Royal State Printing House (Magyar Királyi Államnyomda) which in 1901 was renamed State Printing House (Állami Nyomda). In 1888 Hungary changed the design adopted in 1874 by changing the colored numerals on the envelope to black. In addition, fine colored lines were used as a background over which the design was printed.