Collecting is still „in“. Bratislava Collectors Days are proof of this

Also this year, the most well-known collector's fair in Slovakia will introduce plenty of interesting exhibits. A novelty will be a special section dedicated to old books and vinyl records

Press release from May 30, 2019

Collecting - it is a passion, a lifelong hobby, but - in the case of a good and reasonable choice – also an excellent investment. Passionate and long-time collectors could definitely relate to this statement.

Anyone who engages in collecting, whether professionally or in leisure time, should certainly not miss Bratislava Collectors Days on June 7-8, 2019 in Incheba. The largest collector's fair in Slovakia, which is about to be attended by 180 exhibitors from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but also from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, India, Japan, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Italy and Ukraine will bring to our capital city plenty of interesting collector's exhibits. Coins, banknotes, medals, postage stamps, postcards, antiques, minerals and semi-precious stones, phone cards, badges, historical jewelry, as well as old books or vinyl records that will make their appearance at this year's fair for the very first time, will certainly not fail to touch any collector's heart. 

Thanks to international participation, visitors can discover real valuables at the fair. They will include such pieces as gold medal with the portrait of cyclist Peter Sagan, which was issued to celebrate his victories in Richmond, Doha and Bergen, or the exclusive 0-Euro souvenir banknote with the motive of Bratislava Castle. It is interesting to note that it is a revised edition that was sold at a collector's fair in 2018 with a press error and literally caused a craze among collectors. Another 0-Euro banknote because of which collectors from all over Slovakia will travel to obtain it will have the motive of the Grasalkovich Palace. Both versions are based on a limited edition of 5,000 pieces, with one banknote being sold for 2 Euros.

The Kremnica Mint will bring to the fair several products from the extremely demanded issue with the motive of Milan Rastislav Štefánik – in addition to a two-Euro commemorative coin or an annual set of Slovak Euro coins, all in limited quantities. Fans of historical pieces will surely appreciate the rare five-ducat of Leopold I from 1676, whose value is more than 70 thousand Euros.

Traditionally, the Slovak and Czech Post, which have prepared a number of attractions and accompanying activities, cannot be missed at the fair. On the occasion of the fair, Slovak Post introduces unique philatelic products - a stamp with a personalized coupon, a postal ticket with an added press and occasional postmarks, whose motives feature the dominant landmarks of Bratislava - the castle, the SNP Bridge and the Apollo Bridge. On the first day of the fair, there will also be a ceremonial inauguration of the postage stamp International Mathematical Olympiad with the participation of its authors- Ingrid Zámečníková and Adrian Ferda. Czech Post will, on the other hand, present a wide range of postage stamps and philatelic material, including Czech postage stamps (both unused and stamped) since 1993.

What is more, the fair does not exclude children either. In the Children's Post, hey will be able to draw and draft a postage stamp, stamp, solve a brain-teaser, and play the role of a postman.

A huge attraction will be the exhibition of the most precious Czechoslovak and Slovak stamps from the collections of Slovak collectors, which will undoubtedly please all fans of philately. One of them will be a stamp from the "Liberated Republic" issue, which was published by mistake in 1927 and today is worth several tens of thousands of Euros.

On top of that, collectors will be able to take advantage of expert advice and professional services free of charge in the field of collectibles, stamps, coins, paper money, medals, awards, numismatic literature and collectors' aids under the auspices of the Slovak Numismatic Society and the Union of Slovak Philatelists.

Bratislava Collector Days will take place on June 7-8 in Incheba. More detailed information is available on www.incheba.sk.


Contact ● Martina Macková/spokesperson ● M + 421 911 100 726 ● E mmackova@incheba.sk