Do you know that the four-star Olympik hotel, which will host the spring Sberatel / Collector fair on March 15 and 16, 2019, is one of just a few keepsakes of the Olympic Games, which were to take place in the capital of the Czech Republic in 1980? The games were ultimately assigned to Moscow, but some buildings which were supposed to be used by participating athletes are still standing. The nomenclature of the spring Sberatel / Collector fair will include coins, medals, banknotes, post stamps, postcards, and other items liked by collectors. More than 70% of the available area has already been booked by exhibitors all over Europe.
Please accept our cordial invitation to our partner fair, Antique, which will take place in Prague from November 15 to 18, 2018. It is the largest fair of antiquities in the Czech Republic, held in the very heart of Prague, in the New Town Hall. The event takes place twice a year and is regularly attended by some sixty exhibitors from every corner of the country. More here www.asociace.com.
One of the attractions of the second MIF international numismatic fair, which will take place on November 9 and 10 in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is a Euro souvenir issued on the occasion. The circulation of the Euro banknote with zero value, which made visitors of the Sberatel / Collector event in Prague literally mad, will be 5,000 pieces. The venue of the fair, whose nomenclature includes coins, medals, banknotes and crypto currencies, is Maastricht´s MECC Congress Centre, which hosts, inter alia, also one of the largest art exhibitions in Europe, TEFAF, every year. The team of the Sberatel / Collector fair is also heading for Maastricht; if you wish to sample free excellent Czech beer Bakalar, visit us at our stand. More about the fair here.
Do you collect or simply like minerals? You will find dozens of exhibitors from the Czech Republic and foreign countries at the autumn Geosvet fair which will take place on October 20 and 21 in the Olympik Congress hotel in Prague. The popular service of free-of-charge assessment of genuineness of precious stones by an expert witness will not be missing. There are thousands of minerals and gemstones offered for sale on the internet, but the fair is the only opportunity how to verify their quality and origin directly at the vendor. More at www.geosvet-expo.cz.
On March 15 and 16, 2019, the four-star Olympik Congress hotel in Prague will host the first “spring Sberatel / Collector” event. The assortment of exhibits will be the same as at the “autumn Sberatel / Collector”, i.e. mainly post stamps, coins, medals, banknotes, postcards, and other collector´s items. If you wish to register, please do so as soon as possible, the capacity of the exhibition hall is limited.
The auction organized by the firm Antium Aurum on October 6 in the Carlo IV. hotel in Prague will offer very attractive coins and medals. The auction catalogue, which focuses mainly on the periods of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and pre-war Czechoslovakia, will contain, for example, the “10 Ducat” of which just a hundred were produced in the Kremnica Mint in 1951 and whose starting price is 70,000 €, the “2 Ducat” which the same mint produced in a batch of 186 pieces in 1938, which starts at 60,000 €, or the “1 Ducat 1575HS”, the only exhibit which received the high MS 66+ rating from NGC. The auction can also be attended on-line; you will find the auction catalogue here.
The 21st Sberatel / Collector fair welcomed approximately 10,000 visitors and over 200 exhibitors from tens of countries. It thus confirmed that it was the largest meeting of collectors in Central and Eastern Europe. An innovation of the 21st Sberatel / Collector fair was the “traders´ afternoon” the day before the official opening of the event for the public, which over 200 visitors made use of. The first Czech “Euro banknote” with zero value was also shown for the first time at the fair. Visitors had to spend up to three hours in a queue to get the very popular souvenir. The next Sberatel / Collector fair will take place on September 6 and 7, 2019, at the PVA Expo Exhibition grounds in Prague. We sincerely invite you to come!
This year too will include a parallel event, the Vinyl & Stereo Expo fair focusing on vinyl records, CDs, and other audio storage devices of all genres. An innovation of this year is a specialized swap meet named Rock & Metal Market, which concentrates solely on rock and metal music. The event will be attended by a number of traders and collectors not just from the Czech Republic, but also from Germany, the Netherlands, or United Kingdom. More at www.vinylexpo.cz/en
The Sberatel / Collector fair will remember Götz George, the German actor renowned for his role of legendary Commissioner Schimanski, who would have been eighty this year. There will be a special correspondence card and a postcard for sale, and also a commemorative handstamp.
Prague will once again become a meeting place for more than 200 traders from several dozens of countries and the capital of collectors from Central and Eastern Europe for two days. If you seek inspiration as to where to find good food and drinks and good shopping in Prague, look at our tips here. You will find a complete accompanying programme here and the list of exhibitors here.