2020. September 28. 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.
Entering the door, we get into the so called 'pitvar', the kitchen of the house. The iconic open-chimney is the most remarkable representation of the way of preparing food in the old times. The smoke from the oven comes out freely, and exits the house from the chimney in the middle of the room. The way of the smoke is marked by black dust on the ceiling.