Latest News on This Years´s Int´l Fair Collector Prague - III
Rarities From Around the World
this year’s Collector’s Fair, Ludvík Pytlíček, holder of 16
gold medals from world philately exhibitions, presents some of the
rarities from his collection concentrating on Germany, Austria, Belgium
and other European countries. World rarities and single copies will be on
display in eight exhibition panels from the collection of Baron Dr. Riegr,
Alfred F. Lichtenstein, manufacturer Ladislav Bednář and other
significant collectors and prominent individuals.
The single copies exhibited will include Thurn Taxis 1/3 Sgr, green
(Michl 27) and Prussia 4 Pf., six-band, letter (Michl 9a)
The Austrian firm Schoeller Münzhandel
informs that there will be further mints at its stand at the fair. First
time the Royal Australian Mint (already
the second mint from Australia at Collector!), Swiss Mint and German mints
will be in Prague. Czech firm Numismatika Zlatá koruna is coming back to
the fair and for the first time there will be participating the companies
Koruna česká from Ostrava and Aurea Numismatika from Prague, which
became famous thanks to recent auctions of Russian coinages from
collection of Mr.Antonín Prokop.
At the fair there is firstly
participating also the firm Groth AG from Switzerland (Czech
representative Mr. Miroslav Plíšek) with the program of World Wide Fund
For Nature (WWF) in philately. First appearance at the fair will have
company Hostýnské papírny, Czech producer of albums for collectors.
the first time one of the most Czech renowned philately companies will
take part in the fair – Filatelie Klim from Brno. This company runs
two shops in the Moravian city and is known above all for its auctions.
Five times a year Filatelie Klim organizes auctions of postage stamps, and
twice a year auctions of paper currency. Its business activities include
dealing in philately and numismatics, as well as medals and awards. Klim
publishes the renowned magazine Merkur Revue and a series of professional publications for
Stationeries of German Post and UNPA
this year’s fair Collector, the German Post will release a special-edition
the United Nations Post Administration will release commemorative postcard.
Both of these postal stationary items will, of course, be for sale at the
of Curiosities Club
The Collectors of Curiosities Club has taken part in the fair since its first year. In addition to an information stand, this year it has also prepared for visitors exhibits from noteworthy collections of its members – Sept 9th (sport insignia and souvenirs, old fishing tackle, food grinders, nail paint, thimbles, licence plate from American cars and European warning signs), the beer souvenirs day - Sept 13th (labels, coasters, cans, pitchers, glasses, old bottles) and Sept 14th collections of the Aviation Fun Club Praha (model planes, pilot insignia, flight schedules, flight tickets, etc.) The exposition of the Collectors of Curiosities Club will also have on display for the duration of the fair a Praga Lady automobile (1936), which belonged to Czech actress Lída Baarová, from the collection of Emil Příhoda. The club has issued a series of three 2004 pocket calendars for the fair.
Card For the Fair
Slovak company Mediaroll has issued 1,000 special-edition pre-paid
telephone card “Z” for the fair. You can use the cards to call
abroad from the Czech Republic. For instance, it’s good for over an
hour-long fixed-line call to Slovakia.
Collectors at the Fair
Russian monthly for collectors Petersburski
Koleksioner published in its latest issue extensive material on the
prepared fair Collector in Prague. We feel that this will attract
collectors from Russia, and that they’ll set out in great numbers to
Czech Numismatic Society has prepared for the fair an exhibition of
Hungarian currency from 1946. It was that spring in Hungary when inflation
began to spiral uncontrollably upwards. Each day a few zeros were added to
the figure, says the author of the exhibition, Vladimír Kudlík, from the
Czech National Bank, until a bank note eventually reached one billion
billion pengö (24 zeros). It was the most drastic inflation ever. A
monetary reform followed, bringing with it the introduction of the forint.
Numismatists should especially find the exhibition interesting.
Saturday, September 12th, two autographs will immediately be signed that
will foremost interest numismatists. At noon Eduard Polívka will sign his
new book Czech Groschen, Tokens and Metal Stamps and at 2:00 p.m. Jan
Bajer will sign his updated (now in colour) publication of the catalogue
Paper Currency in Czechoslovakia 1919 – 1993, Czech Republic and
Slovak Republic 1993 – 2003. On Sunday at 11:00 a.m. renowned
creators of Czech stamps, the artists Libuše and Jaromír Knotek will
sign autographs. Their block with the pisces sign will be on sale for the
first time at the fair.
FISCHMEISTER - František Beneš