20th September 2017 – The most famous stamp of the world on the new Czech stamp
We have already written (e.g. in Filatelie 8/2016) about the Blue Mauritius which became part of the collection of a Czech philatelist for the first time. Now it is depicted on the postage stamp issued within the framework of promotion of the forthcoming PRAGA 2018 World Stamp Exhibition at which this rarity should be exhibited and whose “symbol“ it is. Issuing “stamps on a stamp” is common in many countries of the world; in our country, for example, within the framework of the annual issue Tradition of Czech Stamp Creation. It is for the first time, however, that a foreign stamp is issued – and right the most famous one that was issued 170 years ago on a remote island in the Indian Ocean.Full report


7th September 2017 – Invitation to PRAGA PICCOLA 2017 Stamp Exhibition
PRAGA PICCOLA 2017 is a Czech-German stamp exhibition organized on Sept. 8 – 9, 2017 in Prague. The stamp exhibition will accompany the already traditional and well attended Collector Fair ( . The organizers of the event are ArGe Tschechoslowakei (, Union of Czech Philatelists ( represented by Kladno Stamp Club and Czech Postal Administration ( 
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16th July 2017 – Information about the PRAGA 2018 Stamp Expo sales event
  • Organizer: Double Impact s.r.o., V Zarezu 902/4, 150 00 Praha 5
  • Phone:  +420 223 014 424
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Date: August 15 – 18, 2018
  • Venue: Olympic tristar Hotel, U Sluncove 14, Praha 8,
  • There is a convenient transport from the PRAGA 2018 exhibition to the stamp bourse with the Underground (B line in yellow colour) from Vysocanska Station to Invalidovna Station (duration about 7 minutes).
  • The information about the dealers places at the stamp bourse to be provided by the Organizer, Double Impact s.r.o. Company.


14th July 2017 – New postage stamp issued for PRAGA 2018 exhibition.
Graphic designer: Freely adapted from the original drawing by the academic painter and graphic artist Dušan Kállay
The pneumatic post system in Prague was open to the public on 4 March 1899. Although the first route was built as early as 1887, it was used only to send telegrams from the Lesser Town with the main telegraph station Prague 10 to the main post office in Jindřiská street at Prague 1. On 4 March 1899, the system was extended to include an Old Town post office. The main purpose of the system was transportation of telegrams. A link to Prague Castle was built in 1920. In the 1990s, the system still used to transport about 9 thousand containers a month but the traffic gradually faded and the floods in 2002 resulted in its interim close-down.
6th June 2017 – Revenue Stamps Displayed at PRAGA 2018
The PRAGA 2018 specialized world stamp exhibition has been expanded for the new exhibition class of the Revenue Stamps to meet the high demand of the potential exhibitors.
The PRAGA 2018 Individual Regulations (IREX) has been up-dated in art. 5.2.  “Exhibition Classes” for a new chapter “Class 7. Revenue Stamps” with an immediate effect.The full IREX wording has been shown at: 20170606_Akt2Kolek1c
5th June 2017 – The Bombay Cover – One of the most important items displayed at the PRAGA 2018 specialized world stamp exhibition is so called “Bombay Cover” being franked with two Red Mauritius Post Office stamps. The cover was mailed on Jan. 4, 1850 by Reverend L. Banks living in Mauritius to Auxiliary Bible Society in Bombay. The envelope shows the strikes of the Port Luis postmarks.
The cover was found by Mr. Ch. Howard in 1897 at a Bombay bazar. The lucky founder sold the item next year to a stamp collector. The cover was treated few times until 1917, when it was acquired by the prominent stamp collector A.F. Lichtenstein. The Bombay Cover was owned by the Lichtenstein family until 1968, when the cover was bought by famous Weill Brothers, the rarity stamp dealers from New Orleans, who kept the item until 1990.The last trade of the cover was executed in Switzerland in 2016, when the rarity was acquired by a Czech stamp collector, who promised to show the Bombay Cover at PRAGA 2018 stamp exhibition to introduce the exceptionally seen rarity to the philatelic and non-philatelic public.


17th May 2017 – Exhibit application form
PRAGA2018 – Application form
PRAGA2018 – Literature Information form 1
PRAGA2018 – Inventory form
16th March 2017 – The Mayor of Prague A. Krnáčová provided patronage over the World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018zastita primatora mesta
6th March 2017 – The Mauritius Stamps Will Rule the PRAGA 2018 Exhibition!
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5th March 2017 – There is no doubt that the international promoting activities already started as demonstrated by the photos taken by Mr. Vit Vanicek, the chairman of the Organizing Committee during a meeting with the official philatelic partner, the German auction house Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG, in Germany on Feb. 23-24, 2017.
22nd February 2017 – The organising committee issued first leaflet for the exhibition in which you may find information about the venue, important dates, contacts and exhibition classes.
Leaflet final
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13rd February 2017 – The PRAGA 2018 Organization Committee signed a partnership agreement with the worldwide leading stamp auction company  Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG. Full report
Logo Gärtner 
20th January 2017 – the first stamp on occasion of the exhibition – Crown Jewels and PRAGA 2018 Exhibition
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Crown Jewels and PRAGA 2018 Exhibition

Crown Jewels and PRAGA 2018 Exhibition

10th January 2017 – a continuously updated list of donors will be published at the webpage of Praga Club

10th November 2016 – translation of exhibition regulations added

4th November 2016 – IREX (Individual Regulations of the Exhibition) published IREX .

2nd November 2016 – the exhibition website in the Czech language launched

26th October 2016 – FIP patronage of the World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018 granted


Signature of the agreement between Bernard Jimenez – FIP Vice-President and PRAGA 2018 consultant, and Vít Vaníček – the chairman of Spolek Světová výstava poštovních známek PRAGA 2018, on the grant of FIP patronage by 74th Congress on 26th October 2016 in Taipei/Taiwan

Basic information:

PRAGA 2018 is a specialized World Stamp Exhibition with the FIP patronage and the FEPA recognition, held on the occasion of celebrations of:

  • the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic,
  • the 100th anniversary of the issue of the first Czechoslovak stamp,
  • the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Postal Museum,
  • the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War I,
  • the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Czech Republic.

The objective of the exhibition is to promote philately, to develop mutual relations and philatelic culture, to maintain cooperation among philatelists throughout the world, to present creativity and innovation when treating exhibits, and to promote the Exponet virtual philatelic exhibition.

Venue: Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague 9

Dates: 15th – 18th August 2018

Capacity: 1,500 exhibition frames – approximately 300 exhibits

Exhibition classes: 1) Traditional Philately, 2) Postal History, 3) Philatelic Literature, 4) One Frame Exhibits, 5) Modern Philately, 6) Open Philately, 7) Revenues

Organizer of the exhibition: Spolek Světová výstava poštovních známek PRAGA 2018 (PRAGA 2018 World Stamp Exhibition Association), which has the Union of Czech Philatelists (Svaz českých filatelistů) as its member.