Special edition of Hungarian stamps to celebrate 150th birthday of Miksa Roth

August 1st, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that Magyar Posta celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Miksa Róth by issuing special commemorative stamp blocks and an exclusive set of stamps as an addition of the commemorative stamp block released on 4 June. The special issue was put on sale on the 24th of June and became immediately a real hit among stamp collectors.

The Pax mosaic designed by Miksa Róth, is featured on the red numbered imperforated and the green numbered specially perforated stamp blocks, which have the same design as the standard version. Besides the standard and special editions, the set contains a limited monochrome version, of which only 650 copies have been printed.

Miksa Róth (1865–1944) is the best known and most highly acclaimed Hungarian glass stainer and mosaic artist who ever lived. Among the buildings adorned by Róth's stained-glass windows are the Gothic church of Mariasdorf in Burgenland, the Hungarian Parliament, the buildings of today's Ministries of Finance and Interior, and the Central Bank of Hungary as well as the Vajdahunyad Castle, which was rebuilt in 1903, and the former royal retreat, which was converted into the Chapel of Ják. Of his mosaics, those which can still be seen today include the capital's largest public mosaic, Patrona Hungariae on the facade of the former Turkish Bank House on Szervita Square in Budapest; the mosaic symbolising the foundation of Pannonhalma Abbey on the facade of the church there; and the light modern mosaic decoration of the dome hall of the Széchenyi Baths executed in conjunction with Zsigmond Vajda.