International Collectors Fair to Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Birth of Maria Theresa

From 2nd to 3rd June the Incheba Bratislava will host all lovers of numismatics, postcards collections, philately, phaleristics, minerals and small antiques. They will be awaited by the traditionally very popular Bratislava Collectors Days presenting 182 exhibitors from 22 countries, even the distant Canada or Japan. International character of the fair is also proved by the record-making participation of close and distant countries, this year the fair will present the biggest number of participating countries in the whole history of the collectors fair. They will offer lots of unique pieces and valuable artefacts that can complete or enhance collections of all passionate collectors.

One of them will surely be a silver coin issued on the occasion of 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa. The National Treasury will thus honour the anniversary of her death via commemorative medal made of one ounce of pure silver. The limited edition of 1717 pieces will be a reminder of the year this famous empress was born. The uniqueness of the ounce silver medal is represented by symbolic date and limited number as well as its quality.

Exclusively on this occasion all collectors can admire the unique piece of Kremnica minting 10 Ducat from the era of Maria Theresa, specifically from 1765. This is a unique year, normally not emerging on a fair and which value is estimated at more than one hundred thousand euros.

For the first time ever, this year the Bratislava Collectors Days will present also the very Czech Post with its offer of philately material and postage stamps. On the occasion of its first ever participation, the Czech Post has also prepared a special correspondence tickets with thematic imprint of the Bratislava castle. The Slovak Post will not be missing this year either – together with the Post Museum an exhibition “Post and Postmen Though the Eyes of a Camera” has been prepared, offering visitors an unusual look at all the transformations of the post in the last 100 years. During both days the stand of Slovak Post will offer all visitors a chance to manufacture their own stamp with personalized coupon, buy a philately goods and use a special post stamp dedicated to the collectors fair. We have also prepared an interesting programme for children - the Children Post traditionally contains panel games with post themes, postal memory game, and possibility to create an image of postage stamp from magnetic puzzle pieces and to take a picture that will be a part of a big postage stamp.

The novelty of this year’s fair – the Pressburg Mint – Bratislava Mint – follows the 300 years old tradition and brings all collectors modern coins and medals not to be found anywhere else in the world. Combination of the newest technologies and innovative design creates not only an attractive investment opportunity but also unique art pieces with collector value.  

We have traditionally prepared also the Minerals Section that will surely enrich the collectors fair. Not only rough minerals and semi-precious stones, but also jewels made of them or pearls will surely catch attention of not only collectors but also of all ladies desiring new accessories. Every visitor can thus get themselves a valuable and interesting present.

Interesting lectures will not be missing either, on topics like financial literacy and investments in conservative commodities. Auction of numismatic material will also take place, this year also with an auction of golden 4 Ducat from the era of Francis Joseph I., and professional consultancy in the collecting area will be present during the whole fair, as well as a chance to have your collections evaluated.  

Bratislava Collectors Days in Incheba are open on Friday 2nd June from 10:00am till 18:00/6:00pm and Saturday 3rd June from 10:00am till 16:00/4pm. One-day admission is 4€, two-days admission is 5€. Children and youth under 15 years of age have a free admission. More information can be found at www.incheba.sk.

 

For more information please contact:

Antónia Čermáková

Spokesperson
Incheba, a.s.
Viedenská cesta 3-7
851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
M + 421 911 100 797
T  + 421 2 6727  2142