Spring Collector fair
2023, 24. - 25. March, hotel Olympik Congress Prague****
Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The biggest spring meeting of collectors will take place from 24 to 25 March at the Olympik Hotel in Prague. More than eighty dealers from all over Europe will be there.
Visitors will be offered stamps, coins, banknotes, medals, postcards and other collectors’ material, including tools for collectors.
The sberatelshop.cz stand will be selling a new nine-block imprint featuring the legendary aerodynamic Sidecar Velorex Type 560, which celebrates 65 years of production in 2022. The author of the artwork as well as the stamp is famous Czech artist Petr Ptacek. The commemorative sheet issued by the Czech Post is made up of nine “transport” postage stamps (also designed by Petr Ptáček) with the nominal “A” and it is a “V” variant printed at the postage stamp printing plant in Hradištek.
There will also be a new collector’s note from the Václav Zapadlík Gold Collection, this time with the motif of the Wikov 70 car from 1931. The same motif was also issued in 2012 on a postage stamp as part of the World Cars booklet.
A separate exhibition at the fair will commemorate the loan of the so-called “blue album” of the singer Freddie Mercury from the British Postal Museum for the 2019 Spring Sberatel Fair.
On display at this year’s fair will be an original letter addressed to Freddie Mercury’s father, Bomi Bulsara, in Zanzibar, where the family was then living. The letter is such a beautiful example of the connection between postal history and pop culture. It was Bomi Bulsara who saved the stamp album from his son’s estate…
The 0 euro souvenir banknote issued on the anniversary of the division of Czechoslovakia and the founding of the Czech Republic will make its premiere at the fair. The Slovak 0 euro souvenir banknote has the same theme and will also be on sale, and both collector’s attractions will also be available as a set.
The Fauna-Flora Society of the Czech Philately Society opens its new collector’s edition with important finds and palaeontological sites in our country with a printed postcard, which will be available for the first time at the spring Sberatel. It starts with the now extinct Dolnice village near Cheb town, where J. W. Goethe also made his first explorations and where, at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, an almost complete skeleton of Deinotherium was found, which is exhibited in the Natural History Museum in Vienna.
The artistic reconstruction of this ancestor of mammoths and today’s elephants was created by artist Arnošt Hanák, who will be personally present at the Spring Sberatel signing on Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
The Fauna – Flora Society of the SČF will also offer an interesting new service for collectors. It has purchased a franking machine „Neopost“ like those used by the post office or large companies. But this one should serve collectors.
An postmark with the fair logo and other motifs should be available at the Spring Sberatel / Collector.
There will also be the popular valuation of collections, which will be handled by experts from the Association of Czech Philatelists, the Czech Numismatic Society, the Autograph Collectors Club, the Curiosity Collectors Club and the Antik Kureš company.
Nearly 80 exhibitors from all over Europe take part in the fair.
This year, artist Petr Ptáček drew a print coupon for the spring fair Sberatel with a Sidecar Velorex type 560, which celebrates 35 years of production in 2022. Last year it was the legendary Jawa 250/559.
Spring Sberatel Fair will be the largest spring gathering of collectors from all disciplines.
A postcard dedicated to the popular Czech band Tata Bojs premiered at the Spring Sberatel 2019.
The hit of the successful Spring Sberatel 2019 was the stamp album of singer Freddie Mercury. It was loaned to Prague by the British Postal Museum and the museum’s curator Stuart Aitken (pictured) came along. This year, a rare original letter addressed to Bomi Bulsara, Freddie Mercury’s father, will be on display.
You also should not miss the autumn Sberatel / Collector fair which will take place on September 8 and 9 2023 in the PVA Exhibition Grounds in Prague. The Sberatel /Collector is the largest meeting of collectors of post stamps, coins, banknotes, securities, postcards, minerals, and other collector´s items in Central and Eastern Europe. The event is regularly attended by about 230 exhibitors from 35 countries that offer their goods to more than 10,000 visitors.
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