In order to develop the interest for stamp collecting among young people, Magyar Posta has started to release a new series of stamps entitled PHILAVILLAGE. The complete series will contain a total of 12 stamps, issued in 6 steps. The special feature of this issue is that the stamps can be bought as part of a six-part board game. The six playing sheets make up a fun game for children to learn about stamp collecting.
On the 10th of July, the fifth and sixth denominations have been issued picturing the police and the ice cream seller. And here comes the frog, as a policeman !
The seventh and eighth stamps have been issued on the 2nd of September and picture the village school and museum. I could not yet find a picture of the stamps.
The last stamps of the series should be issued before the end of the year. When I get the pictures of the six remaining stamps I will post them here.
I think this is a rather good idea to draw the attention of kids on stamps. Unfortunately, on these days of video games an internet, I’m not so sure that this is really working ! At least this is worth trying.