Spring SBERATEL 2022 fair attracted thousands of collectors
Over 3,000 collectors visited the spring fair SBERATEL. Eighty exhibitors from all over Europe offered them stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards and other collecting material.
The last time the Spring SBERATEL Fair was held at the Olympik Hotel in Prague was in 2019, when it was interrupted for two years by the coronavirus pandemic, as were most collectors’ fairs in Western Europe.
The organizers therefore expected a great interest from visitors and exhibitors, but the reality eventually exceeded all expectations. Exhibitors took over part of the hotel restaurant and some even had to be turned away. The event was attended by companies that presented their goods in the Czech Republic for the first time. And according to the feedback, their representatives left satisfied, just like the other exhibitors.
On the first day of the fair, thanks to the massive interest of visitors, the congress hall of Olympik was at the edge of its capacity and the interest of collectors did not diminish even on the second day on Saturday. It was clear that the joy of finally being able to buy in person and meet other collectors after a long time was omnipresent at the fair.
Traditionally, there was great interest, especially from the general public, in the free appraisals of the collectibles brought in. Visitors could have coins, banknotes, autographs, old securities, collectors’ curiosities and postage stamps appraised.
We thank all visitors and exhibitors and look forward to seeing you at the autumn SBERATEL Fair (8-9 September, PVA Expo Praha) This year will be the 25th anniversary edition, so we are preparing a number of collector surprises for visitors.
Even before the opening of the fair, a long queue was already forming outside the hall.
The Spring SBERATEL Fair was visited by 3,000 visitors over two days.
Nearly 80 exhibitors from all over Europe took part in the fair. And they left satisfied.
The fair was accompanied by several autograph sessions of stamp authors. The artist Jiří Rameš is the author of the Wikov 7/28 stamp.
Petr Ptáček drew a Jawa 250/559 “panel” for the stamp coupon, which celebrates 60 years of production this year. He is also the author of the Retro Transport stamp that accompanied the coupon.
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.
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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