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On this web site you will find information about Czech philately, especially presentations of Czech as well as foreign philatelic organizations, bibliography of Czech philatelic literature as well as some links to other interesting philatelic and non-philatelic web sites.
I will be happy, if you find information you need and when you provide me with information you would like to share with other readers !
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Mr. Lubor Kunc, Prague, Czech Republic
Special files ...
Attention : special packages of stamps and souvenir sheet for
Exchange of Czech HOLOGRAM postal cards !!!
I exchange the Czech hologram postal cards for US cards and envelopes - more details you can find HERE .
Other internet exhibition you find at www.sheryll.net
Czech-German philatelic exhibition Euregia
Egrensis „Karlovy Vary 2006“ to be organized in
The exhibition web site you can reach at http://www.kvfilatelie.cz/ , you find there application form and other documents.
An integral part of the exhibition is PREMIERA section for new exhibits.
the application have to arrive to the organization committee before
Eine Tschechisch-Deutsche Briefmarkenausstellung Euregia Egrensis „Karlovy Vary 2006“ findet in Karlsbad im Jahre 2006 statt.
Die Ausstellungswebseite findet man auf http://www.kvfilatelie.cz/ , Sie finden dort auch die Anmeldungsblatt und andere Dokumente.
Die Ausstellung inhaltet auch PREMIERA Teil für die neuen Exponate.
Achtung, Sie müssen die Anmeldung bis zum 31. Jänner 2006 zustellen !!!
This year a youth stamp collectors exhibition MLADA JIHLAVA 2006 to be organized in Jihlava (Iglau). More information you find at
Postal History of W W I
First world war was a real
milestone in European history: it destroyed the old world of kings and
emperors, it created new states (incl.
We are pleased to display your philatelic material, too !
You can reach the web site at http://prvnivalka.webpark.cz .
Published in the Syrena
Journal of Polish Stamp Club in the Czech and
1968: a landmark of Czech history
Philatelic and historical
documentation of 1968 in
Theft of rare Czechoslovak gutters !!!
Raub der unikalen tschech. Zwischenstege !!!
More information read HERE
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Vaclav Havel and Philately
Former Czechoslovak and Czech President in view of philatelic material …
Do you need to check, if a recent years stamp is a legal issue? Try database WADP Numbering System WNS at www.wnsstamps.ch .
Do you need to identify a unknown stamp ?
Try „Stamp Identifier“ !
Information about forgeries of philatelic material to be found at
European Union´s Enlargement
is probably the most important event in Europe after 1945 breaking the division of Europe into American and Soviet zones. The current one expected for May 2004 contains the CEE countries like Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenien as well as former Soviet Union countries Estonia, Latvia and Lietuva.
The information about EU, current enlargement (aimed at CZ) as well as philatelic documentation of single EURO currency and Czech accession to EU can be found in
© Brno 2005 - All rights reserved ; ® Copyright trade mark
Brno 2005 Stamp Exhibition
The main philatelic event of 2005 should be International Stamp Exhibition Brno 2005. Information about the action you can find at official web site of the exhibition .
Philatelic Encyclopedia at
Do you need to find a philatelic word in English, German, French or Dutch language ? Click here and you will find it !
And do you search
for a Czech philatelic dictionary ? Feel free to click here and you will reach a Czech - English - German - French -
Do you know about
existence of Slovak philatelic dictionary ? Click here and you can see a Slovak - English - German - French -
Do you want to see, what for new articles have been published in Czech philatelic journals or do you search a Czech philatelic book ?
Thanks to easy up-dating the Internet become ideal way for publishing of philatelic catalogs. You will be surprised how much of them yet exists.
In the part of our web site you will find many, many of them covering a lot of philatelic countries and/or topics !
Quick searching of Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovak stamps
Protectorate 1939 – 1945 http://www.philashop.cz/galerie2/gpr_0001.htm
Philatelic Exhibitions 1881 - 2000
Philatelic exhibitions reflect their times, level of philatelic forwardness and culture of individual country. Let´s go with me look at history of Czechoslovak phil. exhibitions illustrated with entires sent from them and list of exhibitions known to me.
A methodological proposal ...
I would like to open a wide discussion about separation of Austrian stamp / stationery used in Oct. - Dec. 1918 on territories of German provinces in Czechoslovakia (see also WWI chapter) from group of forerunner stamps and creation of new category "Provincial Stamps" .
For full wording of the proposal please click here .
For background of the provincial stamps please refer to following text written by my friend Salvatore Rizza of USA .
Your contribution to the discussion is much welcome, all received opinions to be published on the web site !
You can contact me at e-mail email@example.com
Philately for beginners
This section contains articles (in Czech language only) specially prepared for young or beginning collectors. Your comments or questions are welcome.
Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain
celebrates 50th anniversary of its re-establishing. One of the events accompanying the celebrations was the week-end congress held in September 2003 in Leeds.
Information about the congress you can find
In the following report .
Joint Stamp Issues – New Classification System
International Club of Joint-Stamp Issues Collectors, Mr. Zimmermann of
Divided Czech-Slovak Issues of 1993
The above stamp is part of US set of stamps issued in 1943 to celebrate occupied Nations during WWII (Scott no. 910)
First US - Czech joint-stamp issue ?
In 2004 we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of death of famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. We will agree for sure, that this anniversary requests a issue of commemorative stamp.
Because A. Dvorak has close relation to the USA (he worked in New York composing there his work "From the New World"), it is a goal of group of Czechoslovak stamps collectors from both USA and Czech Republic to help to born first US - Czech joint-stamp issue in 2004 .
Czechoslovakia issued his first joint-stamp issue in 1937 (together with Yugoslavia and Romania) symbolizing the preparedness of all three states to face the Nazi´s threat. This tradition has been renewed by Czech Postal Administration, which issued since 1993 many joint-stamp issues e.g. with Slovakia, Germany, Israel, Croatia, Sweden etc. .
This would be fantastic chance to issue first Czech - US stamp issue honoring Antonin Dvorak. Unfortunately will be not, because Czech as well as American Postal Administrations informed us, that bacause of lack of time they are not able to prepare issuance of the joint-stamp issue.
I would like to express my thanks to all supporters of our trying, especially to Antonin Dvorak Museum of Prague,
Thank you for your help !
Don´t hestitate to contact us with your questions or comments (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.S. : However the above point-stamp issue has not been put through, both Czech Republic and USA celebrated Dvorak´s anniversary by issuing philatelic material: Czech Republic issued a commemorative stamp in May 2004 and Czech countrymen from the USA prepared a special cancel to this occasion :
about Czech countrymen of
Czech Souvenir Sheet „Petr Ginz“
famous Czech webmaster Bretislav Janik (owner of website www.japhila.cz) led the Czech Postal Administration in 2005 to issuance of souvenir
sheet commemorating a drawing of Petr Ginz (a young boy dieing in
Postal Operations in Future
An interview with author of the website in Czech newspaper Zlinske noviny on future destiny of postage stamps and postal operations you can find here .
Postal Museums from Whole Wold
Prague Postal Museum (small white building in left direction from the Tower) During The Flood In August 2002 - its service was renewed first in 2003.
Museums are points, where stamp collectors can see the rare and interesting philatelic material. It is very interesting to travel to foreign country and to see local philatelic museum, you can easily detect differences in stamp collecting between your home county and the visited one.
As example, my visit to Hungary in 2002 can be mentioned .
Visit the worldwide philatelic museums virtually - here are their web sites !
Czech Olympic Philately
Information about philatelic exhibition Olymphilex 2004 written by J. Petrasek, Czech National Commissioner (in Czech language only).
Since 1968 a
philatelic section Olympsport dealing with themes of sport and Olympic Games on
philatelic material exists in the
More information about the section you will find on its web site !
On the web site you will find auction of philatelic material relating to the Olympic Games.
Czech Personalizable Stamps Have Been Issued !
Czech Internet INFOPHILA Magazine
You can find Czech philatelic INFOPHILA magazine on the Internet for some months. It is very successful project promoting Czech Philately . The visitors can find a lot of interesting material like catalogs, plans of issue, young collectors section etc. . This internet magazine is being published in various languages as follows :
Good Soldier Svejk in Action !
The World War I (WWI) was not only the war deciding about defeat of Germany, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Turkey and Bulgaria, but the war also destroyed monarchies in Central Europe and enabled establishing of new states representing in majority Slavic population of former Austro-Hungarian Empire. By this way countries like Poland, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia were founded.
This chapter tries to search for origins of WWI, describes field post services as well as looks for its results and its impact of creation of Czechoslovakia. Special attention has been paid to philatelic literature to the theme .
Hungarian Opinion On Trianon Peace Treaty (a Treaty signed among Allieds and Hungary in 1920) Notice: I personally totally diesagree with statements contained in the above document, but I feel it is right to show visitors of the web site opinion of opposite party, too.
10 Hellers Hradcany Stamp Used on First Day of Issue of This First Czechoslovak Stamp - Dec. 18, 1918
Hradcany is name of the first Czechoslovak stamp set issued soon after establishment of the state in December 1918 and being valid in period 1918 - 1921.
The Hradcany stamps have been designed by famous Czech painter Alfons Mucha and have become the Czechoslovak classic stamps.
Big success of a Czech stamp in the world philately
American society COROS consisting of collectors of religion on stamps awarded this year a Czech souvenir sheet
"Beuron Art" issued by Czech Postal Administration in 1999 as the worldwide best stamp with religion theme.
Picture of one of the stamps you can see bellow :
The COROS Society was founded in 1943 as thematic philatelic society , which is integral part of World Union of St. Gabriel . The society regularly publishes a journal
"The COROS Chronicle" for its members .
More information about the COROS Society you can find on
The Art Gallery On Czech Stamps
Have you visited all galleries with works of Czech / Czechoslovak artists ? Do you own all famous pictures painted by worldwide famous artists ? No ?
You can realize both above mentioned dreams in two steps :
Not all dreams it is possible to realize so easily !
Engraver J. Hercik on the Web !
Thanks to care paid J. Hercik´s son we can visit a web site containing a lot of interesting information about the famous Czech engraver and with illustrations of his engraving works .
What Is Lady´s Opinion About Philately ?
The text exists unfortunately only in Czech language.
"Beer Spitfire" - Spitfire F Mk. IX serving in 1944 within 132 wing of RAF for beer transportation for units fighting at Normandy
The World War II (WWII) was in first line a war between different ideologies and political systems:
democratic (Liberal ideology) and totalitarian (National Socialistic and Communist ideologies).
Its origins were situated in the WWI, but the economic and political situation in the 30s made it different.
Its result was not only beating of group of states, but also division of world between Liberal and Communist countries and Cold War lasting from 40s to 80s.
The positive result of the WWII were attempts to create international system based on common values incorporated into United Nations, economic organizations like International Monetary Found or trying to create common European territory resulting with European Union.
Postal History of Czech Republic
The visitors interested in postal history of Czech Republic have to visit the excellent web site prepared by Czech top postal historian Dr. Gebauer .
You will find e.g. lists of APOs from various periods of our history .
Philatelic Library of Munich On-Line !
Philatelic Department of Municipal Library of Munich (Bavaria, Germany) opened for public database of philatelic literature being in the library.
The system is called WebOPAC and enables searching of individual books as per user´s wish.
We are proud, that our web site was the first one in the Czech Republic being informed about this new project.
Die philatelistische Abteilung der Münchener Stadtbücherei vorberetete für die Öffentlichkeit ein on-line Database der philatelistischen Literatur gesammelt von der Bücherei.
Der neue System heisst WebOPAC und ermöglicht die Suche nach einem Buch nach den Krieterien der individuellen Besucher.
Wir sind stolz, dass unsere Webseite wurde als erstee Stelle in der Tschechischen Republik über das Projekt informiert.
Prague Stamp Fair "Sberatel"
The Fair offers to every visitor a chance to find an interesting material for his/her collection. Many stamp companies and postal administrations from Europe and other parts of the world will participate in the Fair .
Information about the stamp fair you can find on
© OSTROPA 2003 Jihlava - All rights reserved ; ® Copyright trade mark
II. Czech-German philatelic exhibition
More information you can find on exhibition´s web site .
We are pleased, that organization committee approved usage of the exhibition logo on this web site !
II. Tschechisch - deutsche Briefmarkenausstellung
Mehr Information können Sie auf der Ausstellungswebseite finden .
Wir sind stolz, dass die Ausstellungskomitee gewährt dieser Webseite das Recht, das Ausstellungszeichen zu zeigen.
Austrian stamp showing coat-of-arm used on the Czech territory on Oct. 28, 1918 - on day, when Czechoslovak Republic was declared
Not only Walz and Coffee, but also postage stamps are integral part of Austrian picture. The postage stamps are common Czech-Austrian heritage, because the first stamps on Czechoslovak territory were the Austrian ones (1850).
Austria was also country issuing first newspaper stamps in the world (1851) as well as first postal cards (1869).
Hungarian newspaper stamp overprinted by Czechoslovak Postal Administration in 1919
Everybody knows the Hungarian Salami and Paprika, but who is familiar with Hungarian philately ? You should remember, that Hungarian stamps were valid on part of Czechoslovak territory in periods 1867 - 1919 and 1938 - 1945, so they are integral part of Czechoslovak philately ... .
Czechoslovak stamp of 1928 showing the highest mountain of Slovakia called "Vysoke Tatry"
The Slovaks lived for long years in a common state with Czechs, so the Slovak philately is a natural interest area of Czech philatelists. Slovak as well as Czech stamps have a lot of common signs like the same printing house or authors and engravers of stamps of both countries.
Slovak Philatelic Web Site 1: Filatelia Dwec.Org
Slovak Philatelic Web Site 2: UNOWORLD.NET
Slovak Philatelic Web Site 3: Filatelia iFree
Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain and its Monographs On Czechoslovak stamps
Since 1985 The CZECHOSLOVAK PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN publishes monographies on Czechoslovak postage stamps and postal history.
Information about the phil. society you can find on
a unusual combination
(in Czech language only)
Czech Olympic Philately
Since 1968 a philatelic section Olympsport dealing with themes of sport and Olympic Games on philatelic material exists in the Czech Republic.
More information about the section you will find on its web site
On the web site you will find auction of philatelic material relating to the Olympic Games.
Olympsport section has prepared a text on philatelic documentation of Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Games .
You can read it HERE (in Czech language only).
The First Czech Web Journal "JAPHILA"
The web based journal JAPHILA was published by its editor Mr. Janík (AIJP) first time in 1999 . Thanks to it the one is the first stamp web journal not only in the Czech Republic, but also in whole Eastern Europe.
You can find articles on various themes, review of philatelic books, links to another philatelic sites etc. . The journal is daily up-dated, so you can find every time a new information in it. To enable its reading for every visitor, it is published in Czech, English, French and German languages.
And in addition you can place your ad
in the journal !
Have you visited the JAPHILA journal ?
You can do it by clicking the button .
Czechoslovak Philately in Scandinavia
Mosaic of interesting philatelic sites
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