Budapest (HU)

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Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary,and one of the largest cities in the European Union. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with its unification on 17 November 1873 of Buda and Óbuda, on the west bank, with Pest, on the east bank. More information at

Postmarks in Hungary[edit]

Bridge type cancel BUDAPEST 3 in 1970.
Circle & flame cancel BUDAPEST 72 in 1985.

Cards and Covers[edit]

Stampset.png 1967 Budapest to Sofia, BG

Kingdom of Hungary era (1920-1945)[edit]

Bridge crown on 1932 issue
Bridge - 51 H in 1934
Bridge - 62 AL in 1935
Bridge - 72 BO in 1937
Bridge - 62 Ae in 1937
BUDAPEST AL 62 AL Crown in Bridge Cancel in 1938

Kingdom of Hungary era (1867-1918)[edit]

Main office - Föposta[edit]

BUDA became District I in 1873.

BUDA before 1871.
BUDA Vizi-varos (water city) in 1872.
BUDAPEST Föposta in 1874.
BUDAPEST Délutá (Pm) in 1877.
BUDAPEST Föposta Este (Evening) in 1890.

Post Headquarters[edit]

Frame M.KIR.POSTAIGAZGATÓSÁG BUDAPESTEN in 1874ca on 3 stamps. Sold 260 SF in 2003.


PEST joined BUDAPEST on 17 November 1873.

PEST Délutá (Pm) in 1869.
PEST in 1870.
PEST in July 1871 on the first Hungarian (litho) issue.


The link with the districts needs to be established.

Circle BUDAPEST D.K.V. (?) on issue 1874.
Bridge BUDAPEST 55 N in 1905.
Bridge BUDAPEST 80 B in 1898.


Budapest Letter Delivery postmark on 5 May 1878 letter card
BUDAPEST FÖPOSTA EJJEL (Budapest Foreign Night cancel) on Postal stationery card to Stuttgart, Germany in 1886.
BUDAPEST FÖPOSTA (Central post office) to London on 13 June 1900.
BUDAPEST LTc 4 to Reykjavik on 20 August 1906.

Railway postmarks[edit]

BUDAPEST-PRAGERHOF 8 (Klein gDjv,160 points). Arrival KLAGENFURT type aKe on 28 May (1874).

Austrian Empire Hungary Crownland[edit]

The PESTH and BUDA-OFEN post offices opened before 1850.



PESTH, usual on the 1850 issue, 2 kr.
PESTH, 3 kr.
PESTH on 9 kr, 1851 sub-issue, Mueller type RhK-f.


PESTH Mueller type RSb-f (common) on a 1 kr 1850ca.
PESTH Abends on a 1859 issue.
Ornamented PESTH, Mueller type RSo-f on a 1859 issue.
PESTH on a 1859 issue.
PESTH in 1863.


PESTH Mueller type GF-fh (Hammer, Mueller 12x8 points) on a registered cover with 18 kr on the first issue.



Cover from OFEN[edit]

The OFEN WASSERSTADT office was moved in 1853.

Blue DC, Registered cover to Vienna in 1852, with rare OFEN recomend frame (175x8 points). Sold 1,700 SF 2003.

Station post office[edit]

The Station post office opened in 1850.


Registered postmarks[edit]

On the 1864 issue. OFEN/RECOMEND. is very rare.

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Red circle PEST RECOMMANDIRT on 10 kr. Mueller type RGS-f (6*10 points).
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Registered covers[edit]

Red circle PEST RECOMMANDIRT on a cover to PRAG with 2 & 3 kr. Sold 1,600 SF in 2003.