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The History of The Postal Law

Grand Prix de l' Exposition WIPA, 2000, Vienna
( 1st place )

Catalogue Number:  224
Stamp and Tab Design:  Prof. Dušan Kállay
Stamp and Tab Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  December 18, 2000
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Size of Impression:  40.0 mm x 50.0 mm
Print Run:  300,000
FDC Design:  Prof. Dušan Kállay
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Prof. Dušan Kállay
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  6,000

Having in mind the history of the postal service it may be concluded that a special role has been played by the Postal Law, through which it is possible to follow the development of relations between the state power and the postal service.
Since the first legislative norm was issued by Ferdinand 1 in 1535, the Postal Law in Hungaria, as so as well in Slovakia, could have been characterised as the royal law. Thus the finance gained by the postal service belonged to the royal treasury. Simultaneously the Postal Law documents social and political conditions in respective period, and serves as an indicator of social-political events in Hungaria. By modification of postal regulations the sovereigns reacted to economic and sociallife in the country. Thus 250 years ago Maria Theresa, influenced by reform efforts, introduced several changes in the field of postal transportation, ofwhich predominantly The Postal Act No 31 of 1741, The Postal Order of 1743, and The Postal Patent of 1748 should by mentioned.
The research of the Postal Law is also covered by Slovenská pošta, š. p., The Museum of Postal service, established on March 1, 2000 in Banská Bystrica.

Štefan Kollár

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