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:
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
16th March 2017 – The Mayor of Prague A. Krnáčová provided patronage over the World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018
6th March 2017 – The Mauritius Stamps Will Rule the PRAGA 2018 Exhibition!
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.
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
20th January 2017 – the first stamp on occasion of the exhibition – 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
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
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.