The first manned balloon flight in Hungary (1801) - a stamp of 1983, SG 3483. The pilot was a Dr Menner, who dropped a cat with a parachute over the side of the balloon - the cat lived to tell the tale. The cat and parachute appear behind the balloon.
In 1896 there was an exhibition in Budapest to mark the 1000th anniversary of the traditional date for the Magyar conquest of Hungary by King Arpad (who features on a number of Hungarian stamps). One of the stamps issued by Hungary in 1983 features an observation balloon over the exhibition site: SG 3484.
German Occ Scott 9NB142 30pF+15pF Montgolfiere Balloon 1783 (1978 Apr 13)
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were the inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent, carrying Étienne into the sky. Later, in December 1783, in recognition of their achievement, their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility and the hereditary appellation of de Montgolfier by King Louis XVI of France.
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