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HUNGARY
1948

C. Auguste Dupin

Edgar Allan Poe

Jan. 19, 1809 (Boston, Mass.) - Oct. 7, 1849 (Baltimore, Md.)

"The father of the detective story"


Oct. 16, 1948.
photogravure. perf. 12 × 12½
air post semi-postal
Scott #CB8
the rest of the set
Poe
Bulgaria 2009
Hungary 1948
Monaco 2009
Nicaragua 1972
San Marino 2009
São Tomé e Príncipe 2009
US 1949
US 2009


The first detective story was "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe, published in April 1841 [in Graham's magazine]. The profession of detective had come into being only a few decades earlier, and Poe is generally thought to have been influenced by the Mémoires (1828-29) of François-Eugène Vidocq, who in 1817 founded the world's first detective bureau, in Paris. Poe's fictional French detective, C. Auguste Dupin, appeared in two other stories, "The Mystery of Marie Roget" (1845 [1842]) and "The Purloined Letter" (1845 [1844]). The detective story soon expanded to novel length.
Britannica.com 2000


Writers
airpost semi-postal Scott CB3-CB12


William Shakespeare
1564-1610
CB3

François Voltaire
1694-1778
CB4

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1742-1832
CB5

Lord Byron
1788-1824
CB6

Victor Hugo
1802-1885
CB7

Edgar Allan Poe
1809-1849
CB8

Sandor Petöfi
1823-1849
CB9

Mark Twain
1835-1910
CB10

Count Leo Tolstoy
1828-1910
CB11

Maxim Gorky
1868-1936
CB12

(Sold at a 50% increase over face value, half of which aided the reconstruction of the Chain Bridge, and the other half the hospital for postal employees.)