Auxiliary programme 2019
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Commemorative handstamp of the day
First presentation of the new Czech “zero-value” Euro souvenir banknote with a motif of the Charles Bridge.
Christening ceremony of a postal card dedicated to Czech national team member and one of the most successful Czech footballers ever, Vladimír Šmicer + autograph session.
Czech Post will present a new cinderella stamp sheet with four different stamps and coupons on “Protection of Nature: Zoological gardens IV” at the Sberatel/Collector fair. The event will be accompanied by an autograph session of its creators – graphic designers Libuše and Jaromír Knoteks and engraver Martin Srb.
The Knoteks will christen the first collector´s banknote from the new series named “Fantastic Animals of Mrs. And Mr. Knotek”, which the Collector fair is going to launch in cooperation with the Museum of Securities.
Introduction of a new collector´s banknote from the “Golden Collection of Václav Zapadlík” series, with a motif of the Škoda 850 car, accompanied by an autograph session of its author, graphic designer Matej Gabriš. The much sought-for author of fantasy banknotes will also present a book summarizing his work in the last few years.
Autograph session of graphic designer Vladimir Melnic. A new post stamp named “Kyrgystan´s Red Book” will be presented personally by its author, Moldovan graphic designer Vladimir Melnic.
A unique book on payment cards will also be presented for the first time at the Sberatel / Collector fair. It has 964 pages, weighs over 5 kg, and is 6 centimeters thick. The publisher of the book titled “Thirty Years of Payment Cards in the Czech Republic and Slovakia“, which commemorates the 30th anniversary since the issue of the first payment card in Czechoslovakia, is the Museum of Securities, trust fund.
The Museum´s stand will also display the first payment card made of real gold and issued in two limited series – Black & Gold. It was issued last year under the name Real Gold by Banka CREDITAS in cooperation with MasterCard. The exclusive card was produced in a limited number of copies and the bank was offering it to its VIP clients. It is the first such card not just in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Commemorative handstamp of the day
Presentation of a post stamp with a motif of the Lockheed Electra 10 A, the aircraft used by the shoemaking tycoon Jan Antonín Baťa in the 1930s, accompanied by an autograph session of its author, graphic designer Petr Ptáček. You can see the aircraft in action at the Letňany Airfield Air Show, which will take place close to the exhibition site on Saturday, September 7.
Petr Ptáček will also christen a trilogy of his colour lithographs showing scenes from fights of the Czechoslovak Legions in Russia.
Meeting of the Geophila club of collectors of stamp countries.
THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE FAIR – PRAGA PICCOLA exhibition of unique collector´s items
A special postal card will again be issued in cooperation of Czech Post and the Collector fair on the occasion of the PRAGA PICCOLA exhibition. The author of its motif is graphic artist David Vlček.
Česká mincovna (Czech Mint) will display a model of the second largest gold coin which it created last year for the Czech National Bank. The bank ordered the coin as a symbol of celebrations of the hundred-year anniversary of the Czechoslovak Koruna. The coin, whose nominal value is CZK 100 million and which weighs 130 kilograms, was the main attraction of the last year´s exhibition hosted by the Prague Castle, which mapped the hundred-year evolution of Czechoslovak and Czech tenders.
Only on Saturday
The Vinyl & Stereo Expo event, which will take place on Saturday, September 7, in the lounge of the PVA EXPO Exhibition Grounds, is intended for all collectors and fans of vinyl records. Exhibitors from the Czech Republic and other countries will offer hundreds of gramophone records of all genres from every corner of the world there. The admission to the Vinyl & Stereo Expo is free.