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, September 10, 2021
11:00 – The most beautiful Czech stamp of 2020
For the first time this year, the winners of the poll for the most beautiful Czech postage stamp of last year, jointly organised by the magazine Philately, the Czech Post and the Postal Museum, will be announced at the Sberatel fair.
The announcement will take place on the stage in front of the Czech Post exhibition.
11:30 – Czech Postage Stamp Hall of Fame
Another personality who has 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. (Last year it was Břetislav Janík, as the long-time head of the stamp design department of the Czech Post.)
The announcement will take place on the podium in front of the Czech Post exhibition.
13:30 – Autographing of artist Roman Sedlák
The Sberatel / Collector Fair, as last year, will issue its own stamp with an Art Deco motif for the autumn event, designed by the artist Roman Sedlak. The stamp will be on sale at the information desk in the foyer and at the sberatelshop.cz stand.
15:00 – Autographing of cosmonauts Vladimír Remek and Oldřich Pelčák
The year 2021 is the year of the billionaires’ battle to see who will be the first and for how long to travel beyond the frontier where the universe begins. The organisers of the Sberatel / Collector fair decided to recall that the third country in the world to send a citizen into space was, after the Soviet Union and the USA, the then Czechoslovakia.
And that this year it is 45 years since Vladimír Remek and Oldřich Pelčák joined the space programme and thus officially became cosmonauts.
The anniversary will be commemorated by a joint commemorative postcard issued in cooperation with the Czech Post, and each of the cosmonauts will be given a collectible 0 euro souvenir banknote. It will then be possible to get an autograph from both men directly at the fair.
This year’s Praga Piccola exhibition of collectible rarities is also dedicated to the Czechoslovak cosmonauts.
The autograph signing will take place on the stage in front of the Czech Post exhibition.
The letterbook will be available for purchase at the Czech Post stand, the collector’s notes in Hall 2.
15:30 – Autographing of artists Jaromír and Libuše Knotek
The popular Czech postage stamp artists and our leading specialists in flora and fauna, Mr. and Mrs. Jaromír and Libuše Knotek will present their new stamp “Milovice” from the series “Nature Conservation”.
At the same time, the collector’s note from the “World bank of Wildlife” series, which pays tribute to their art, will have its premiere at the fair. This year’s banknote will be in the artistic spirit of Canadian banknotes and will feature a polar bear and a beaver.
The signing will take place on the stage in front of the Czech Post’s exhibition.
The new postage stamp will be available for purchase at the Czech Post stand, the collector’s note in Hall 2, in the information desk in the foyer and at the sberatelshop.cz stand.
Saturday 11 September 2021 (exact times to be announced in due course)
11:00 – Autographing of the legend tennis player Jan Kodeš
The “Legends” series of commemorative postcard will commemorate the personality of Jan Kodeš, the 1973 Wimbledon winner who was at the beginning of the success of Czech tennis.
The autograph session will take place on the stage in front of the Czech Post exhibition.
The commemorative postcard will be available for purchase at the Czech Post stand.
13:00 – Autographing of artist Marina Richterová
After a long time, our leading artist Marina Richterová, who in recent years created postage stamps for the Vatican Post, is returning to the Collector fair. At the Czech Post stand she will present a commemorative postal sheet dedicated to Dante Alighieri.
The venue of the signing will be announced.
ATTRACTIONS AT THE FAIR
A new collector’s banknote from the “Václav Zapadlík’s Golden Collection” series will have its premiere at the fair, this time with the motif of the Škoda Superb 3000 car from 1941.
The collector’s note will be available for purchase in Hall 6, in the information desk in the foyer and at the sberatelshop.cz stand.
The Postal Museum in cooperation with the Czech Post has prepared a collector’s seven-block stamp with imprints based on frescoes that can be seen in the interior of the Postal Museum.
On sale at the Czech Post stand.
Exclusively at the Sbratel / Collector, a collectible 0 euro souvenir banknote issued in a limited edition for the 90th birthday of actress Jiřina Bohdalová will be on sale.
The sale will take place on Friday 10 September in Hall 6.
The first two printed copies of the “Green Hundred Crown”, the longest valid banknote in our country, marked 000001 and 000002, will be available exclusively at the Collector Fair. The banknotes, which were valid for 32 years, are placed in an original frame with the signature of the then Minister of Finance Julius Ďuriš. The attached authentic sketches by artist František Heřman show how the banknote was created. The unique banknotes were lent to the fair by the Portu Gallery company.
A stamp booklet issued by the Czech Post dedicated to the legendary music group Pražský výběr will be available for purchase at the Sberatel / Collector Fair. Each member has his own stamp and you can send it directly from the fair.
On sale at the information desk in the foyer and at the sberatelshop.cz stand.
The UN Post will bring a postcard with the motif of Prague cafés to the Sberatel / Collectors’ Fair On Saturday, the UN Day will traditionally take place at the fair, when it will be possible to get unique cachets at the stand of the United Nations Post and the Czech Post.
You will find a precise facsimile of one of the most beautiful Czechoslovak “thousand crowns” banknote, which was printed in the United States by the American Bank Note Company and was valid between 1919 and 1937, at the premiere at the Securities Museum’s (Muzeum cenných papírů) stand No.206. In order to be as close to the original as possible, the new collector note was printed at the banknote printer using a combination of three printing techniques on banknote paper, and part of the run was even printed on the original American confetti banknote paper, identical to that used by the Americans a century ago for the original notes. The price of a preserved original today is up to around half a million crowns.
If regular visitors to the fair are unable to attend this year’s Sberatel / Collector, they can order collectables from this year’s event after the fair at www.sberatel.info/komplet2021.
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.