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Presidential Auspices for PRAGA 2018

Mr. Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, issued his presidential auspices for our PRAGA 2018 exhibition. The tradition of the presidential auspices to the PRAGA exhibitions started in 1938 with the very first PRAGA exhibition given by President dr. Edvard Beneš.

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The New Czech Postage Stamp showing the Mucha´s Prague Castle Stamp

The Ministry of Industry and Trade issued in February 2018 a new postage stamp commemorating the original stamp issue “Hradčany / Prague Castle” being put into the circulation in 1918. The Hradčany stamps were the very first postage stamps produced by the newly created Czechoslovakia. The author of the original stamp was the globally famous painter of the Czech origin, Mr. Alfons Mucha (1860-1939).
The recent stamp has been designed by the academic painter Mr. Kryštof Krejča considering the original sketch produced by Alfons Mucha. The stamp was printed by Postal Printing House in Prague in form of an improved printing sheet consisting of 9 stamps and 12 tabs. The tabs remember Alfons Mucha, his another work – the Falcon Issue of 1918 and our PRAGA 2018 stamp exhibition.
 

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Promotion of Czech philately on PrahaTV continues

Today (22.3.2018), Mr. David Kopřiva, an appraiser, was a guest on a talk show Guest of the day on PrahaTV. He talks about beauties of philately, qualification terms for the world expo, recent sale of the most expensive czechoslovak stamp – granitic four with upside down overprint for 9,3 million CZK and the opportunity to see the iconic blue and red Mauritius during the PRAGA world expo.
The whole interview is accesible through this LINK (only in Czech).

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PRAGA 2018 Preparation Continues!

The PRAGA Organizing Committee continues the preparation of the exhibition. Our current main activity deals with acceptance of the exhibits with the applications submitted from over 70 countries. We read carefully all the applications and we finalized the list of the accepted exhibits to be displayed at the PRAGA 2018 exhibition.
We informed the national commissioners about the exhibit acceptance in the deadline set by the IREX (Feb. 20, 2018). The national commissioners will inform the individual exhibitors. The next step is payment of the participation fee (see art. 9 of the IREX). The fee to be again collected by the national commissioners, who will transfer the full fee prescribed for the particular country to the PRAGA organizers. Please don´t pay the participation fee directly to the Organizing Committee, but to your national commissioner for the PRAGA Exhibition! List of the national commissioners is available HERE at the exhibition website. We will open the Euro bank account suitable for payment of the participation fees making the bank transfer as easy and efficient as possible for all the involved parties.

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Czech Post’s stamps to commemorate the Olympic and the Paralympic Winter Games

The Olympic Winter Games take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9. Czech Post commemorates both the Olympic and the subsequent Paralympic Games with two stamps, both designed by Zdeněk Netopil. As a valuable commemorative philatelic product, these stamps with sports motifs should be a part of every collector’s collection.

The motif of the 2018 Czech Olympic Team stamp is the figure of a biathlete standing while shooting. You can buy the stamp at any post office or online HERE.

The 2018 Czech Paralympic Team stamp depicts a mono skier. The stamp can be purchased online HERE as well as at any post office.

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