House of Parliament – one of the world's most beautiful public buildings

October 22nd, 2014 is glad to inform that Hungary Post issued a specialcommemorative miniature sheet of eight stamps featuring the speaker's reception halls and some of the distinctive features of the House of Parliament. The new issue is available at large post offices and Filaposta in Hungary from 3 October.

The House of Parliament in Budapest ranks among the world’s most beautiful public buildings. Since 2012 its special architectural solutions have been dealt with and presented in a new philatelic series.

The Parliament building has 200 offices, including rooms for the Prime Minister, President of the Republic and the Speaker. The stamps of the miniature sheet show the Speaker's reception halls, which are not on view to the public. The stamps depict the interior or details of the parliamentary office of the incumbent Prime Minister (No 36 on the main floor), which is at present the room of the President of the Republic, and the reception hall of the speakers of the former House of Magnates (No 67 on the main floor), which is now the office of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

The suite of furniture was displayed at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, where it won a gold medal, before it was transferred to the House of Parliament. In addition to the extant desk, bookshelves, wardrobe and drawing room table, the complete suite of furniture included a set of armchairs, a shelf and a porcelain washstand. Several hundred eosin-glazed porcelain decorations made in the Zsolnay manufactory endow the suite with a unique quality.


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