Thursday, September 8
12:00 AM – Meet Emil Boček, one of our last “Ghostriders in the Sky”!
The Czech Mint will show a short movie at the Sberatel / Collector fair, which is about a dream of Brigadier Emil Boček, a WW2 veteran, coming true. The dream, which materialized this July, was to take a flight in the legendary Spitfire fighter after unbelievable 71 years. A talk with Emil Boček about his powerful life story will follow. It will also be attended by Aleš Brix, Business Development Director of the Czech Mint, who will speak about planned sets of commemorative coins with motifs of the most famous warplanes.
Stage in front of the Czech Post stand
14:00 – A unique chance! Get the autographs of the authors of the second-prettiest stamp of the world!
The Czech Post will introduce a new známkový aršík “Protection of Nature: Zoological gardens I.” at the Sberatel / Collector fair. The event will also include an autograph session of its authors – Libuse and Jaromír Knoteks and engraver Martin Srb. It was their známkový aršík dedicated to European owls, which finished second in the 2015 Grand Prix WIPA contest in Vienna, thus becoming the second prettiest post stamp of the world! Both stamps can be bought at the stand of the Czech Post.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Presentation of the new “Ducat mintage commemorating Czech kings and queens” with an autograph session of sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů, who is the author of the soon-to-be-out set of medals.
Stand of the Czech Numismatic Society, No. 208
3:00 PM – European Numismatic Association (ENA) invites to the opening of the “Czech mint letters”, which can be attended throughout the duration of the fair at Stand No. 302.
Stand of the European Numismatic Association (No. 302)
3:30 PM – The company TrustWorthy Investment will introduce a new magazine for starting investors. Named TRUST, it will bring news and tips for attractive alternative investments into precious metals, gems or numismatic items.
16:00 – A christening ceremony of a joint stamp issue of the Czech Post and the Liechtenstein Post with a motif of Dutch painter Gerrit Doe´s painting “A Young Lady on the Balcony”.
Both stamps were printed in the Government Printing House in Prague using a five-colour steel intaglio technique, which is indeed a unique event in the world of stamps.
4:30 PM – The Sberatel / Collector Fair will congratulate actor Sylvester Stallone on his seventieth birthday!
Namely by issuing an official postcard of the Czech Post with a motif of a poster advertising the “Rambo I” movie, which has been designed by Czech graphic artist Jiří Weber. You will have an opportunity to buy it at the stand of the Czech Post. Also available will be a special rubber stamp bearing a Rocky motif.
Special cancellation of the day: Sylvester Stallone – 70 years
Friday, September 9
12:00 AM – Olympic gold medalist Lukáš Krpálek will present his commemorative coin! Judoka Lukáš Krpálek, the only Czech gold medalist at this year´s Olympics in Rio, will arrive to the stand of the Czech Mint (No. 320) to present a graphic design of his commemorative coin by academic sculptor Jiří Dostál, and there will also be his autograph session!
Stand of the Czech Mint, No. 320
14:00 – A christening ceremony of related stamp issues of the Czech Post and the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) falling into the “World Heritage” series.
These comprise altogether eight stamps in four currencies, which will be issued during the Sberatel / Collector fair. The topics of the stamps issued by UNPA New York are Prague´s bridges and the city of Olomouc; those issued by UNPA Geneva will show gardens of the Kroměříž chateau and the rear section of the Valtice chateau; and the topics of the stamps issued by UNPA Vienna are Kutná Hora and Český Krumlov. The date of issue is September 9 and the stamps will be available at the stand of UNPA Vienna during the Collector fair. The Czech stamps will bear motifs of the Lednice-Valtice site offering a view of the Lednice chateau, and a view of the Prague Castle as seen from the Novotný Footbridge.
3:00PM – A christening ceremony of the new POFIS stamp catalogue, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the Slovak State, 1939 – 45.
Stage in front of the Czech Post stand
Send your favourite jukebox song by mail!
On the occasion of this year´s Vinyl & Stereo Expo exhibition of articles and curios related to the collection of gramophone records, which is held under the aegis of the Praga Piccola exhibition, you will have a chance to obtain a unique postcard. The postcard bears a motif of a historical jukebox and you can fill your favourite song´s name in a preprinted box, which you symbolically send to the addressee. The postcard will be available at the stand of the Czech Post.
Special cancellation of the day: Vinyl & Stereo Expo
Saturday, September 10
10:00 AM – 12:00 AM – Presentation of the new “Ducat mintage commemorating Czech kings and queens” with an autograph session of sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů, who is the author of the soon-to-be-out set of medals. Stand of the Czech Numismatic Society, No. 208
13:00 – A nationwide meeting of post-crossing fans, which will be accompanied by the issuance of a special postcard that will be sold only at the Sberatel / Collector fair. Also available will be a special rubber stamp.
Geophila – a meeting of the club of collectors of stamp-issuing countries. If you are interested in this subject, the club´s members will be happy to have you among them.
Letňany Airfield Day – unique airplanes and a rich accompanying programme at the airfield next to the exhibition site. Free for visitors of the Collector fair.
Special cancellation of the day: 19th Sberatel / Collector fair
Special cancellation for the occasion: UN Day (at the UN Post stand)
PRAGA PICCOLA – an exhibition of unique articles and curios
(Accompanies the fair throughout its duration.)
Vinyl & Stereo Expo – an exhibition of attractive items related to the collecting of gramophone records: works of masters on sleeves of long-play albums selected by the Museum and Archive of Pop Music, attractions and rarities from the portfolio of the world´s largest producer of gramophone records, Czech company GZ Media from Loděnice, and much more else. And also sellers of vinyl records and hi-fi equipment – only on Saturday, September 10 – do not miss! All in the foyer of the exhibition grounds.
Historical share certificate for the first 300 visitors! The first 300 visitors of the exhibition of the International Bond & Share Society (No. 203) will receive a historical share certificate. The Society appears at the Collector fair for the first time ever, and its stand will display, inter alia, a collection of share certificates and other securities from more than a hundred countries for the visitors.
Top exhibition of collector´s memorabilia for the first time at the Sberatel / Collector fair! Millionaire Gallery Prague is a sales gallery offering several dozens of unique exhibits, works of art and items owned by famous individuals and celebrities, known as memorabilia. The gallery, whose stand number is 302a, will display collector´s items from the past as well as the present time from the world of show business, icons of Hollywood, legends of sports, but also politicians, all set into unique art collages. You will the complete portfolio of the gallery on its premises in the centre of Prague, in Pánská pasáž, Na Příkopě 23.
Do you want to see share certificates of dog races, Olympic Games which never took place, or, for instance, Manchester United? Visit the stand of the Museum of Securities (No. 215) and have a look at share certificates of football legends, including Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Rapid Wien or SK Slavia Praha. However, there will also be other sports, such as Formula 1, golf, tennis, baseball, and horse or dog races.
Are you interested in sports on post stamps? Join the Olympsport philatelic club. Its members deal not only in Olympics-related philately, but in all sports on post stamps. The club celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year and makes use of this occasion to show the most interesting items from collections of its members. You will find its stand in the hall under number 424.
106 mint letters at the Sberatel / Collector fair – the European Numismatic Association will present a general collection of mint letters of one of its members at the fair.
Actually, what can one collect? For example legal tenders, i.e. banknotes and coins, on historical postcards. It is hard to believe, but there are hundreds of them! You can have a look at the most beautiful ones at a small exhibition located in the foyer, next to the Information stand.