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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.
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Mr. Lubor Kunc,
Special files ...
Exchange of Czech HOLOGRAM postal cards !!!
I exchange the Czech hologram postal cards for US cards and envelopes - more details you can find HERE .
Czech Postal Administration Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary
introduced a commemorative APOST (registered) label in frame of the
celebration. They are used at General Post Office in
We stamp collectors congratulate to the post office and wish successful years to the postal administration. And thank for very smart and conservative stamp policy run by the Czech Postal Administration!
Post Section of
Unites stamp collectors of field post covers – both historical and new ones. Section members meet twice a year at conferences accompanied by invitation printed on private postcards. The section publishes a magazine called Polni posty (Field Post) being distributed as enclosure to the Postilion magazine.
Legionary and Posta ceskoslovenska 1919 Stamps On Covers
They are not very often to be found thanks to very short validity period of the issues. The really sent covers to be discussed in following articles:
Electronic Pictured Postcards of Czech Postal Administration
post office offered in
Was Wallenstein a Postage Stamp Issuer?!
A bit surprise for all stamp
collectors. Might be we lost something, and Albrecht of Wallenstein being
famous army commander and estate owner of 17th century issued own postage
stamps being valid on his large estates ? No, don’t worry, this is not the
case! A large historical exhibition on Albrecht was organized in
Were present in years 1914-1919. You can walk through the city following their foot steps on-line …
Czech Soldiers – Stamp Collectors
Lived in France and Great Britain also during WWII. This is confirmed not only by many covers surviving until these days, but also existence of Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain, which was organization founded by Czech and British stamp collectors in 1942.
Coach Mail Delivery Laa/Thaya – Hevlin
part of the PRAGA 2008 World Stamp Exhibition was a mail delivery between
Austrian town of Laa / Thaya and Moravian village Hevlin executed by a
historical coach. Both locations serve as gates between
© PRAGA 2008 - All rights reserved ; ® Copyright trade mark
After 10 years new world stamp exhibition PRAGA 2008 to be organized in Prague, Czech Republic, under FIP auspice.
The tradition of PRAGA philatelic exhibitions
You can find information about this important stamp exhibition at www.praga2008.cz
Don’t miss the unique chance to see the best philatelic exhibits of the world inclusive examples of collection of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II .
Brief history of PRAGA Stamp Exhibitions 1938 – 2008 to be found HERE !
Cancel of special WIPA 2008 post office
WIPA 2008 European Stamp Exhibition
To be scheduled
for Sept. 18 – 21,
UEFA EURO 2008
Championship in 2008 was organized together by
New Discovery of Hradcany Gutter Pairs !!!
Was organized on
Designer Jan Kaplicky
his capabilities not only in his projects decorating British towns, but also on
philatelic material ! His design of Selfridges Department Store in
Was newly open at Praha 33 post office situated at Jiriho z Podebrad Sq. (Jiriho z Podebrad Metro station). There is a special zone used for temporary exhibitions changed during the year directly in the post office rooms.
New Book on Postal History of WWI
New book on WWI
postal history language was published in English. The work deals with situation
before war outbreak, creation of war alliances, military operations and events
following the war – and not only in
Discovery from Early Football Times !!!
relating to the old times of football is not a common item, but I was able to
find one very interesting document of that time. It is a pictured postcard sent on April 28,
Introduction Ceremony of new souvenir sheet “650th anniversary of
of Jilemnice organized a public introduction ceremony of newly issued souvenir
sheet celebrating 650th anniversary of construction of
The celebrating was executed on board of „Adante“ Ship (marine lovers find its web site at www.adanteboat.cz ) during a river trip leading through Charles Bridge.
Praha 01 (Kaprova ulice) post office used a special cancel celebrating the ceremony between June 20 and 22, 2007.
Do you collect postal cancels ?
When yes, please read following information:
commemorative cancel of the world comes from
The postal cancels coming from pre-philatelic period were used also after issuance of first postage stamps. Nice example is Litoměřice (Leitmeritz) postal cancel shown on below pictures. First illustration shows letter of 1848 (sent only 2 days after Emperor Franz Joseph I was crowned) bearing , the second one comes from 1852 and it was franked with first emission of Austrian stamps (1850).
Pre-philatelic cancel of 1848 cancellation of 1852
Czechoslovak field post started its activity on Jan. 1, 1919. Unfortunately, we don’t know when the individual field post offices used their postal cancels for first time. The oldest cancel of Czechoslovak field post is dated Jan. 3, 1919 and comes from FPO no. 46. Might be, you have an older cancel in your collection. When yes, please drop me a line and enclosed a scan of your cover via my e-mail.
Postcard sent via Czechoslovak field post on Jan. 1, 1919 (= first day of its operation), but without any field post cancel
Catalogue of Austro-Hungarian Field Post 1914-18
Montfort Philatelic Club of Austria published excellent work of Mr. Heinz Nagel „Katalog der k.u.k. Feldpostämter und deren Einsatzgebiete mit Truppen und Kriegsereignissen“.
This is really unique handbook listing every field post office with information about period of its existence, its location; military events participated in as well as other data. The FPOs are sorted as per own number and as per commanding military unit. After using this book on my own collection, I can only recommend it to every Austrian field post collector, it helps you a lot with identification of interesting and unusual covers.
Web site of book publishers: http://www.geocities.com/philaclubmontfort
April 28, 2007 is a day, when we celebrate centenary of awarding the town title to Brevnov village by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Sixth district of Prague, where Brevnov is belonging to, prepared a great celebration of this historical event. Integral part of the celebrations was old-time post office using commemorative cachets. A lot of happiness for next hundred years, Brevnov !
Men of the
Last weekend of April was used for opening ceremony starting new exhibition season for Aircraft Museum of Kbely, which has one of the largest exhibitions of airplanes in the whole world.
collector, Mr. Karel Cerny,
introduced during this celebration his new book „Muzi z londynskeho vydani“ (Men from the London Issue) deals with 8 soldiers dieing
on different fronts of WWII for
Virtual philatelic exhibition EXPONET
Exponet is worldwide leading virtual philatelic exhibition containing hundreds of exhibits. The exhibition was changed to a type of company in 2006. More information about the exhibition you find at leading Czech philatelic web site www.japhila.cz or www.exponet.info .
OUR BEST CONGRATULATION AND WE CROSS OUR FIGNERS FOR FUTURE EFFORTS !
Other virtual philatelic exhibitions:
QUEZONPEX 3 (
published in the Syrena Journal of Polish Stamp Club in the
Journal is known also in
Do you know Mr. Kostrba ?
I am searching for destiny of Mr. Jindrich „Heinrich“ Kostrba born on Oct. 22, 1883 in Kutna Hora (Kuttenberg), who served during WWI in Austrian Infantry Regiment No. 73 (with garrison in Cheb / Eger) and who worked as military pilot since 1915. Is this man the same person with Mr. Jindrich Kostrba, who established a Czechoslovak Air Force in 1918 and who died during an air crash in 1926 ?
Was another military pilot Mr. Kurt Kostrba a relative of the Mr. Jindrich Kostrba? Kurt Kostrba served in the same time in Austro-Hungarian Air Force and I found a notice about him in journal published by ArGe Feld-und-Zensurpost 1914-1918 ?
If you know an answer to one of these questions, please let me know via my e-mail . THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !
Old photograph showing Austrian naval ships „Monarch“ a „
Set of articles on Navies and naval post of chosen countries
Set of articles published in Czech language at www.infofila.cz started in 2006. Both authors are also focused on history of Navies of individual states. The texts published until these days are displayed at following links:
http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=1825 post delivered by stream boats
http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=1922 post delivered by stream boats II
http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=2006 post delivered by ferry-boats
http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=2007 Austrian „K.u.K. Kriegsmarine“
http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=2384 German Navy I
http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=2385 German Navy II
The new texts will follow !
Postcard bearing special cancel of UNPA
Collector Fair of
Every September is a SBĚRATEL (COLLECTOR) FAIR organized in
This fair enables acquisition of interesting material coming from
Information about this Fair is being published at www.sberatel.info
The Sběratel (Collector) Fair to be organized in 2008 together with PRAGA 2008 world stamp exhibition !
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ 2007
April 2007 is reserved for National
Philatelic Exhibition HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ 2007 being organized in
A 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.
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.
© KF 06-40 2006 Jihlava - All rights reserved ; ® Copyright trade mark
This year a youth stamp collectors exhibition MLADA JIHLAVA 2006 to be organized in Jihlava (Iglau). More information you find at
Football World Championship 2006
On June 7, 2006 Czech national football team flies for World Championship
Philatelic society OLYMPSPORT (dealing with sport and Olympic
Games) prepares special envelopes being transported to
New contribution of Mr. Rizza is his interesting article on one cover of 1943, which enables him deep sight in Slovenian history. This text has been downloaded to http://www.infofila.cz/new/cteni.php?r=2&c=2354 .
Húsz éves a MABÉOSZ Szlovak és Cseh szekciója(1986-2006).
Slovak and Czech Philatelic Section of
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 .
Two perspectives on WWI postal history
Interesting web site about postal stationery, cancels, censorship and WWI created by Mr. Stephane Bone you can find at http://perso.wanadoo.fr/cartesfm1418
view of WWI and postal history of
Laurin & Klement Cars Delivered to Monte Negro
Not very known is fact that Czech Laurin & Klement cars served to Monte Negro Postal Administration in early 1900s. Here you can find interesting article dealing with this topic accompanied with pictures of the car.
1968: a landmark of Czech history
and historical documentation of
Theft of rare Czechoslovak gutters !!!
Raub der unikalen tschech. Zwischenstege !!!
More information read HERE
Mehr Information finden Sie HIER
Vaclav Havel and Philately
Former Czechoslovak and Czech President in view of philatelic material Click for the text .
Do you need to check, if a recent years stamp is a legal issue? Try WADP Numbering System WNS database at www.wnsstamps.ch
Do you need to identify an 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
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 the special chapter .
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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 . For information about
Picture taken at the exhibition are also placed at http://philately.webpark.cz/brno2005/
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 -
Thanks to easy up-dating the Internet become ideal way for publishing of philatelic catalogs. You will be surprised how much of them yet exist.
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
Czech Philatelic Journals On - Line !
Filatelie (years 1970-72): www.filaso.cz/knihovna-digitalizace.php
Syrena (magazine on Polish philately): www.phila.pl
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
You can contact me at e-mail .
Philately for beginners
This section contains articles (in Czech language only) specially prepared for young or beginning collectors. Your comments or questions are welcome.
Philatelic Society of
celebrates 50th anniversary of its re-establishing. One of the events accompanying the celebrations was the week-end congress held in Lees in September 2003.
Information about the congress you can find in following report .
Joint Stamp Issues – New Classification System
Chairman of International Club of Joint-Stamp Issues Collectors, Mr.
Divided Czech-Slovak Issues of 1993
Official website of the Joint Stamp Issue Collectors´Society:
The above stamp is
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 an issue of commemorative stamp.
Because A. Dvorak has close relation to the
it is a goal of group of Czechoslovak stamps collectors from both
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 because 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, Mr. Hercik Jun., International Philatelic Society of Joint Stamp Issues Collectors and webmasters of www.japhila.cz and www.infofila.cz .
Thank you for your help !
P.S. : However the above point-stamp issue has not
been put through, both
Information 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 Of 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 World
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 the worldwide philatelic museums virtually - here are their web sites !
Czech Olympic Philately
Olympic special cancel used at Praha 1 post office from Aug. 30. to Sept. 5., .2004
celebrating the only gold medal winner of
Information about philatelic exhibition Olymphilex 2004 written by J. Petrasek, Czech National Commissioner (in Czech language only).
Philatelic documentation of Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Games – see it (in Czech )
On the web site you will find auction of philatelic material relating to the Olympic Games.
Detailed information about first Czech automated stamp „Hrad Veveri“ (
Czech Personalized Stamps Have Been Issued!
INFOPHILA Internet 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
Hungarian Opinion On Trianon Peace Treaty (a Treaty signed among Allied and Hungary in 1920) Notice: I personally totally disagree 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 Heller 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.
Excellent web site on Hradčany issue and all Czechoslovak typography
issues has been created by Mr.
Mark, thank you for excellent work !!!
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 its web sites .
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 ?
Interesting contribution to the theme you can find on web site www.infofila.cz , where a young lady describes
her experience from visiting a
Spitfire" - Spitfire F Mk. IX serving in 1944 within 132 wing of RAF for
beer transportation for units fighting at
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 1940s to 1980s.
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.
The visitors interested in postal history of
Dr. Gebauer is also an author of detailed catalogue of Czech patriotic cards being produced during WWI by famous Czech painter Vojtech Preissig :
Philatelic Department of Municipal Library of Munich (
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
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.
© 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
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
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).
Austrian Issue of 1916-1919 ( part I )
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 ... .
of 1928 showing the highest
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.
Philatelic web site www.infofila.cz/filatelia
Philatelic Society of
Since 1985 The CZECHOSLOVAK PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN publishes monographs on Czechoslovak postage stamps and postal history. Information about the phil. society you can find at http://www.cpsgb.org.uk .
PHILATELY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
(in Czech language only)
The First Czech Web Journal "JAPHILA"
The web based journal JAPHILA was published by its editor Mr. Janik (AIJP)
first time in 1999 . Thanks to it the one is the first stamp web journal not
only in the
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.
Have you visited the JAPHILA journal ? You can do it by clicking the button .
Mosaic of interesting philatelic sites
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