2020. November 30. Monday
It is safe to say that stamp collecting is one of the most widespread hobbies in the world, and is not even as old as we might first think. Unlike most antique and ancient artefacts, the first postage stamp appeared in England only in 1840 as Penny Black. The stamp depicted Queen Victoria of Britain and, unlike today, had no perforated edges, so it had to be cut to size before use. A parallel can already be drawn here with the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, as the beginning of Herend’s international success can also be traced back to Queen Victoria.
The Romans were the first to produce brick in the territory of Hungary. The name 'tégla' also originates from the Latin word "tegula". The first brick marks were also inherited from the Romans - they stamped the legion number into the still wet product, that is, they draw a circle, a cross or other symbols made up of simple forms. It was a frequent occurrence during the drying of the clay products that house animals ran across them: thus, we also inherited a number of dog and cat footprints from the Roman age on some beautiful pieces.