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Praga 2018

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August 15 – 18, 2018, Prague

Clarion Hotel – Postal Museum – Mucha Museum – Olympik Hotel

www.praga2018.cz/en

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The PRAGA 2018 Specialized World Stamp Exhibition will be the largest European philatelic event in 2018. It is a specialized exhibition held under the auspices of FIP and recognized by FEPA. It follows on the tradition of PRAGA international and world exhibitions, which dates back to 1938.

The exhibition will celebrate multiple important anniversaries – 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, 100 years since the issue of the first Czechoslovak stamp, 100 years since the end of the Great War, and 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic.

The last PRAGA world exhibition held in 2008 was visited by more than 40,000 people. The promoters have similar ambitions also in 2018.

The main attraction will the first-ever public display of famous post stamps – the blue and red Mauritius stamps and the so-called Bombay Cover Post Office with a pair of red Mauritius stamps, which was sold in the United States in 1968 as the most expensive philatelic item ever. All the three rarities are now owned by a Czech philatelist.

The exhibition is organized by the Association of the PRAGA 2018 World Exhibition of Post Stamps, one of the members of which is also the Union of Czech Philatelists.

The PRAGA 2018 exhibition will take place between August 15 and 18, 2018 at different venues in Prague at the same time.

Philatelic exihibits will be presented in the Clarion Congress Hotel and the Postal Museum in Prague.

Exhibits promoting Czechoslovak and Czech stamps, with a particular emphasis on the work of A. Mucha, the author of the first Czechoslovak stamps – the “Hradčany Castle” and “Falcon in Flight” issues – will be located in Mucha´s Museum in Prague.

The largest event accompanying the PRAGA 2018 exhibition will be the Expo sales event hosted by the Olympik Hotel and Conference Center, in which several dozens of postal administrations, dealers, and auction houses across the world will participate. The distance between the Clarion and Olympik hotels is a mere two subway stops, or ten minutes by car.

The purpose of the PRAGA 2018 World Exhibition of Post Stamps is to promote philately; to foster mutual relations and philatelic culture; to help cooperation among philatelists across the world; to manifest creativity and innovations in the presentation of philatelic exhibitions; and also to promote the Exponet virtual philatelic exhibition.


Venues:

Exhibition of competitive exhibits

Exhibition of non-competitive exhibits

Expo sales event

Accompanying exhibitions

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I wish to participate as an exhibitor in the Expo sales event in the congress center of the Olympik Hotel

The PRAGA 2018 World Stamp Exhibition is top-level philatelic event and we thus expect that leading firms in the field will be present at it as well. They will have at their disposal exhibition stands starting at 9 sq.m, which they will be free to equip and furnish at their discretion.

A sales stand can be booked only in the congress center of the Olympik Hotel; there will be only not-for-sale items on display in the Clarion Hotel. (As general partners of the event, the Czech Post and Gärtner Auction House will be present at both venues).

A special “Combo package” – you can now book a stand at the Expo sales event of the PRAGA 2018 World Exhibition (August 15 to 18, 2018) and also at the Sberatel / Collector International Fair (September 7 and 8, 2018) for a discounted price. You will be able to save off as much as 35% of the stand price at both events!

Attention! For capacity reasons, the number of sales stands is limited, so book yours in time!

Exhibitors can find accommodation directly in the Olympik Hotel, where the Expo sales event will take place, and for a special event price at that. Click here to book a room.

You will find the list of prices of exhibition space here

Stand:

corner +10 %, front +20 %

 

Prices are without VAT.

Point of contact: Mr. Petr Jirásek, Double Impact inc., V Zářezu 902/4, 158 00, Prague 5, tel.: +420 223 014 424, cell.: +420 603 976 986, e-mail: jirasek.petr@sberatel.info

I wish to register a philatelic exhibit

To register as a participant wishing to present a philatelic exhibit, please contact the Association of the PRAGA 2018 World Exhibition of Post Stamps. You will find all necessary information and contacts here. For more info go to www.praga2018.cz/en.

I intend to attend the PRAGA 2018 World Exhibition as a visitor

 

Transport

There is just one ticket which entitles you to visit all the different venues where the PRAGA 2018 World Exhibition will take place. You can use Prague´s fast and comfortable public transport system, a car, or a taxi.

From the Clarion Hotel to the Olympik Hotel

Public Transport connections and fares

There is a subway station (Vysočanská) of Line B (yellow) directly at the Clarion Hotel. Board the train and travel two stops to the Invalidovna Station. The trip takes about eight minutes. Get off the train and walk for about five minutes to the Olympik Hotel. The Expo sales event will take place in the Olympik Tristar building (the lower of the two buildings). You will need a 30-minute public transport ticket the price of which is CZK 24 and which you can buy either from a vending machine in the station´s lobby or at any tobacconist.

By a car

The 3.5 km trip takes roughly 8 minutes and it is a practically straight route, down Sokolovská Street.

Taxi

The price of the trip between the hotels is about CZK 140. We recommend our well-proven partner, Modrý anděl (Blue Angel Cab Company, +420 737 222 333, www.modryandel.cz) ), or Uber or Liftago apps.

From the Clarion Hotel to the Postal Museum

Public Transport connections and fare

There is a subway station (Vysočanská) of Line B (yellow) directly at the Clarion Hotel. Board the train and travel four stops to the Náměstí Republiky Station. The trip takes about 15 minutes. Get off the train and walk for about 10 minutes down Revoluční Street toward the Vltava River. You will find the Postal Museum on the right-hand side of the street, facing the river. You will need a 30-minute public transport ticket the price of which is CZK 24 and which you can buy either from a vending machine in the station´s lobby or at any tobacconist.

From the Clarion or Olympik Hotels to Mucha´s Museum

Public Transport connections and fare

Board the train in the Vysočanská Station (Clarion Hotel) or the Invalidovna Station (Olympik Hotel), both on Line B (yellow), and go to the Můstek Station. Leave the station in the direction of Václavské náměstí and proceed down Jindřišská Street, past the Main Building of the Czech Post for about 5 minutes to Panská Street (you will see Palace hotel at the corner).

From the Olympik Hotel to the Postal Museum

Public Transport connections and fare

There is a subway station (Invalidovna) of Line B (yellow) with a five minutes´ walking distance from the Olympik Hotel. Board the train and travel two stops to the Náměstí Republiky Station. The trip takes about eight minutes. Get off the train and walk for about 10 minutes down Revoluční Street toward the Vltava River. You will find the Postal Museum on the right-hand side of the street, facing the river. You will need a 30-minute public transport ticket the price of which is CZK 24 and which you can buy either from a vending machine in the station´s lobby or at any tobacconist.

By a car

The trip from the Clarion or Olympik Hotel will take some 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Although there are paid public parking facilities close to the Postal Museum (Lannova Street, plus others in the Palladium or Kotva Shopping Malls on Náměstí Republiky), they are usually occupied, so we advise against using a car.

Taxi

The price of the trip from the Clarion Hotel to the Postal Museum is roughly CZK 250; that of the trip from the Olympik Hotel is some CZK 40 less. We recommend our well-proven partner, Modrý anděl (Blue Angel Cab Company, +420 737 222 333, www.modryandel.cz ), or Uber or Liftago apps.


Accommodation

You can book a room directly in the Olympik Hotel, where the Expo sales event will take place, and for a special event price at that. Alternatively, you can choose from a range of partner hotels of the Collector fair and make use of a special discount for the event´s visitors.