The international Sberatel / Collector fair, which is scheduled to take place on September 11 and 12, 2020 (with the afternoon of September 10 reserved for traders) will thus be the first major European event of collectors in more than half a year. After such a long abstention, it is hardly surprising that more than 90 % of traditional exhibitors have already confirmed their participation, and a number of new ones are submitting their registrations.
The fair will take place under strict hygienic measures which the organizers have been preparing in cooperation with the owner of the exhibition venue and in accordance with instructions of the Ministry of Public Health.
Apart from being able to attend the event, exhibitors and visitors from abroad will certainly appreciate accommodation and restaurant prices in Prague, which have dropped by almost a third since the coronavirus crisis.
We are very sorry, but as the Czech government has been implementing increasingly harsher measures to suppress the coronavirus disease, the end of which is unclear, and as experts anticipate the disease will die out only in summer, we have ultimately decided to cancel the spring Sberatel fair.
Perhaps the only positive aspect of the current situation is the fact that people will more time for each other and also for their collections.
We believe that the time you will spend sorting them, adding new pieces and often also rediscovering them will bring you joy and positive mood you will be able to convey to others.
We wish you good health and look forward to meeting you at the autumn Sberatel fair (September 11 and 12, 2020, PVA Expo Praha).
The Sberatel fair’s own post stamp named “Join the community of collectors!” will have its grand debut during the spring events. The christening of the art deco-styled post stamp will be accompanied by an autograph session of its author, graphic artist Roman Sedlák. There will also be new collector’s banknotes from the “Golden Collection of Václav Zapadlík” on sale.
The four-star Olympik Hotel will again host the spring Sberatel fair on March 27 and 28. However, it must be noted that it will expand also to the main building of the hotel because of a high level on interest in the event. The visitors will therefore find out that the number of traders from all corners of the world will be increased by a third. The ticket will naturally be valid in both venues. More information about the event here.
The Geosvět/Geoworld fair of minerals, gemstones, fossils, and artisanal jewellery will open its gates as aerly as in the mid of October, on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th. There will be dozens of traders from the Czech Republic and other countries, and there is no need to add that every piece on display will be an original. More information about the event here.
More than ten postal administrations from the whole world, mints and over 200 dealers in post stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards, minerals, and other collector´s articles will be heading for Prague this week to be present at the Sberatel fair, which takes place on Friday, September 6, and Saturday, September 7. Traders can buy a special “trader´s ticket” which will permit them to visit the fair already on Thursday, September 5, in the afternoon, and at any time during the event. You will find a complete list of exhibitors here and the accompanying here. And what interesting experiences can you have in Prague during the fair? You will find food, drink, shopping, and sightseeing tips here!
Do you collect vinyl records?! Then you should visit the specialized Vinyl & Stereo Expo fair, an event accompanying the Sberatel fair on Saturday, September 7. There will be traders from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad, including Germany, Austria, or France, who will bring to Prague top-notch collector´s items, such as rare or signed records. The event features a special segment dedicated only to metal music – Rock & Metal Market. If you register at www.vinylexpo.cz, you will be admitted to both events free of charge.
The premiere of a post stamp with the renovated Lockheed Electra 10 A airplane, which the shoemaking tycoon Jan Antonín Baťa was using in the 1930s, or a mock-up of the record-holding gold coin (second largest in the world) weighing 130 kg, which the Czech Mint manufactured for the Czech National Bank – these are just two examples of the rich programme that will accompany this year´s Collector fair throughout its two days. Have a look at the events of this year´s fair – you will find the complete programme here.
The sale will start on Friday 6 at 10AM; as organizers anticipate a high level of interest among collectors, they have reserved Hall 6 for the whole day. You will also find a number of traders offering the complete series of “0 Euro souvenir banknotes” at the fair. The previous Czech “0 Euro souvenir banknote” issued on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Karel Gott produced a literally frenzied reaction in the Czech Republic, selling for as much as 800 € shortly after release!
Register on our website and exchange the message that you will receive for a regular ticket at the box office. On top of that, you will also get a collector´s calendar for the year 2020 that cannot be bought in normal outlets, and a new post stamp showing the Lockheed Electra 10 A airplane, which the shoemaking tycoon Jan Antonín Baťa was using in the 1930´s.