Sberatel / Collector is not only the largest sales fair for collectibles in Central and Eastern Europe, but also offers an original accompanying programme every year. Visiting it is thus an interesting trip not only for collectors, but also for people who have a collector in the family and are looking for a suitable gift for him or her, or for families with children.
FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
Celebrating 25 years of the Sberatel Fair
Launch of the book “25 years of the Sberatel Fair” with the participation of the founder of the fair, Jindřich Jirásek sen. The book is published in a limited edition of 1,500 copies. Each book includes a 0 euro souvenir banknote of the 25th Sberatel Fair – Jan Werich / Rudolf II “Emperor of Collectors” with a special commemorative mintage with the annual logo of the fair. The book will be on sale in the Information in the foyer. The book will be on sale at the Information desk in the foyer.
Presentation of the Sberatel fair stamps with the participation of their authors Libuše, Jaromír and Kamil Knotek, Petr Ptáček, Milan Bauer and Roman Sedlák. The motifs of the stamps represent the main nomenclatures of the Sberatel. At the same time, they remind that one of the charms of personal participation in the fair is the possibility that the visitor will find a real treasure among the thousands and thousands of collectibles on offer.
For example, a rare postcard, the most sought-after Czech stone „vltavine“, the St. Wenceslas ducat, the most sought-after Czechoslovak coin, or the most expensive domestic stamp, the so-called veined four-crown with an inverted overprint Post of Czechoslovakia 1919. It is still known in a single specimen – but who knows…
Libuše and Jaromír Knotek together with engraver Martin Srb will christen the new stamp sheet of the Czech Post from the Nature Protection series with the motif of the Mácha Region and the Chudobín Pine.
At the same time, a new collector’s banknote from the “Libuše and Jaromír Knotek World Bank of Wildlife” issue will be launched, which every year recognises their artistic art. The motif of this year’s banknote is pandas. The collector’s note will be personally presented by the author of its design, graphic artist Pavla Št’astná.
Launch of the commemorative silver medal issued for the 25th anniversary of the Sberatel Fair. The medal symbolically bears the portrait of Emperor Rudolf II. The monarch, nicknamed the “Emperor of Collectors” for his extensive collections, also celebrates his 470th anniversary of birth this year. The likeness is taken from a historical thaler from 1603. The silver medals in 999 purity and 37 mm in diameter were minted in a limited number of 500 pieces at the Czech Mint. Each piece bears a numbered certificate and is enclosed in a case.
The Treasures at the Sberatel Fair stamp booklet, the collector’s banknote and the 25 Years of Sberatel Fair commemorative medal will be on sale at the Information desk in the foyer and in the hall at the sberatelshop.cz No. 302.
Launch of the 0 euro souvenir banknote for the 25th anniversary of the Sberatel Fair. One of the greatest collectors in history, Emperor Rudolf II meets famous Czech actor Jan Werich, who inimitably portrayed the monarch in the famous film “The Emperor’s Baker and the Baker’s Emperor”.
The collectible 0 euro souvenir note will be on sale in a separate Hall 8.
A celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the introduction of the Czech Post My own Stamp Program into the postal service and the introduction of custom stamps issued by the Professional Society of Custom Stamp Collectors to commemorate the event. The motifs of the stamps, which are now in the shape of a hexagon, as well as the society’s logo, are the work of the artist Jiří Slíva, who has promised to attend the launch.
The anniversary is also commemorated by a cross-sectional exhibition of the most interesting own stamps issued during the last decade, located in the hall.
The My own stamps will be on sale in the Information in the foyer and in the hall at the sberatelshop.cz stand No. 302.
The launch of the booklet of My own stamps Czech and Moravian breeds of domestic animals, published by the Fauna-Flora Society of the Czech Philatelists’ Union with the participation of its author, artist Vlad Rimbala. At the company’s stand No. 121, it will also be possible to see the animals that served as models in an improvised mini zoo.
Another personality who made a significant contribution to the development of Czech philately will be inducted into the “Hall of Fame of the Czech Postage Stamp”, which is organised under the auspices of the Society for Art and Collecting.
The ceremony of the first day of the Sberatel Fair will be called the Day of My Own Stamps.
The event will be followed by a big autograph session of the artists Libuše, Jaromír and Kamil Knotek, Petr Ptáček, Milan Bauer, Roman Sedlák, Jiří Slíva, Vlado Rimbala, Pavla Št’astná and engraver Martin Srb.
Opening of the exhibition “40 years of Strakonice Moai with Pavel Pavel. The most beautiful Tourist Postcards, Business Cards and Calendars 2022”. The launch of the special graduation card of the Sberatel Fair, within the framework of the opening, will be performed by Pavel Pavel and the ministers of the Czech Fairy Tale Academy (CFA) with Platan beer. The opening will be followed by a book signing by Pavel Pavel and the CPA ministers with Koh-i-noor magic crayons. Entrance to the fair is free both days with a Tourist Diary or Fairy Tale Passport.
The event will take place in the Czech Fairy Tale Academy exhibition in the entrance hall – foyer.
Antonín Panenka, the author of the famous goal that made Czechoslovakia European champions in 1976, has his own collector’s postcard. It is jointly published by the Czech Post and the Sberatel Fair in the LEGENDS series.
The postcard will be on sale at the Czech Post stand No. 120.
Presentation of the Kyrgyz Express Post stamps, which will be personally presented by their author, Moldovan artist Daria Maier. You can get her signature at the Post’s stand No. 108 on both days of the fair. Kyrgyz Express Post has prepared two cartes maximum with the Sberatel logo especially for the fair, which, like the Post’s issue programme, will be available for purchase on site. Original drawings by Daria Maier will also be on display at the Kyrgyz Post stand.
Launch of the collector’s edition of the Czech Lion investment coin in a special blister with the logo of the Sberatel fair, accompanied by an autograph session with its creator, medallist Asamat Baltaev.
The autographing and sale of the coin will take place at the Czech Mint stand No. 318.
14:30 – 16:00
Olympic is a legend of Czechoslovak popular music. He has dozens of songs that have long since been humanised and belong to the national treasury of hits. Singer Petr Janda and his bandmates will come to the Sberatel fair to personally launch the collector’s 0 euro souvenir banknote and the planned Czech Post stamps celebrating the band’s upcoming 60th birthday. The whole band will then take part in an autograph session.
The collectible 0 euro souvenir banknote will be on sale in a separate Hall 8. The postage stamp is planned for release in the autumn.
SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
Trading Expo & Alternative Investments Conference
(Only in Czech language)
Professionals and top experts in various investment fields are tasked with introducing their field to those interested in alternative investments in order to attract their attention and contribute to its popularization. And their advice and insights will be all the more valuable this year, given the current inflationary whirlwind.
In its scope, this is a unique event where the audience will learn information that is otherwise hard to find.
Conference participants have the opportunity to get first-hand information and, in the ensuing discussion, to ask specific questions of people who understand the issues well.
THE MAIN TOPICS OF THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE
Venue: congress hall of the PVA EXPO PRAGUE exhibition centre in the foyer.
Admission to the conference is free after registration at www.tradingexpo.cz. The number of seats in the hall is limited.
11:00 – 16:00
Signature marathon of stamp authors
The Czech Post also wants to compensate collectors for the cancellation of the traditional exhibitions at the main post office in Jindřišská Street in Prague, held with the participation of stamp artists on the day of the launch of new stamps.
Therefore, on Saturday, in cooperation with the organizers, the company is planning a large “mega-trade show” of artists that philatelists have not been able to meet at the post office for the past two years.
The following have promised to participate:
Autographing – 1st block 11:00 – 12:30
Barbora Adamusová, Eva Bartošová, Bohumil Šneider, Václav Fajt, Tomáš Bajer
Autograph session – 2nd block 13:30 – 15:30
Adolf Absolon, Jan Kavan, Mikuláš Kavan, Pavel Sivko, Karel Zeman
A new model in the “Golden Collection of Václav Zapadlík” is the Škoda 645. The author of the collector’s note is again the world’s leading creator of fantasy banknotes Matej Gábriš. On both days of the fair you can meet him in person in the hall at the “Gábrišovka” stand No. 619.
Collectible banknotes from the “Golden Collection of Václav Zapadlík” series will be on sale in the Information in the foyer and in the hall at the sberatelshop.cz stand No. 302.
Praga Piccola – exhibition of collector’s unique items.
This year’s exhibition of collector’s rarities will feature, among other things, the most desirable and most expensive Czech circulating coin, a 1993 ten-crown with a different mintage, which sold for CZK 600,000 this year (you may have it in your wallet too! ), an exhibition devoted to the famous story of the Czech expert Pavel Pavel “breaking up” the moai statues on Easter Island in 1986 (he should be present at the Sberatel in person), a unique collection of Christmas mugs or an interesting collector’s programme of the well-known watch brand Swatch.
There will be watches from various limited editions, or from series that have starred in films or popular series. There will be a yellow 1984 Reloaded: Yel_Race, worn by Maxine “Max” Mayfield in Stranger Things. Also promised is the 2Q model that came out of the Swatch x 007 collaboration, worn by Q in the modern James Bond film saga. As the Swiss giant also regularly unveils models dedicated to comic book characters, Mickey Mouse will make an appearance, played by New York illustrator Keith Haring, as well as legendary characters from the Peanuts comics, such as Snoopy the white beagle.
A commemorative postcard will be published for the Praga Piccola exhibition and will be available for purchase at the Czech Post stand.
The clubs associated with the Union of Czech Philatelists will also present their products under the Praga Piccola exhibition banner. Reproductions of interesting exhibits from the field of cosmology, aerophilately or perfins are intended to introduce the activities of the clubs to the general public, draw attention to what the clubs do and attract new members.
The stamps and cover issued by Liechtenstein Post for this year’s Sberatel Fair will be on sale at their booth #112.
On the second day of the fair, the traditional UN Day cachet will be available to collectors at the Czech Post Office.
At the United Nations Postal Administration stand, it will be possible to purchase this year’s postcard issued for the Sberatel Fair.
You will find older and newer issues from the German Post’s production at stand 116.
Among other things, the Luxembourg Post has issued a stamp commemorating the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel. You can find it at stand 115.
The Albanian Post and its stamps can be found at stand 114.
After a hiatus caused by the pandemic, the Slovak Post returns to the Collectors. You can find it at stand 113.
The Minerals Gemstones Fair will also be held in the same hall as the Sberatel / Collector Fair, and on Saturday, vinyl record collectors will gather in the adjacent hall for the Vinyl & Stereo Expo and Rock & Metal Market events.