Prague is preparing for the philatelic exhibition PRAGA 2008

Prague is now very intensively preparing for the philatelic event of the year. This September, Prague will host the philatelic exhibition PRAGA 2008 taking place in the Industrial Palace in Prague’s exhibition ground from 12th to 14th September.

One of the most well-known stamps, shown at the exhibition, will be Blue Penny with the portrait of queen Victory. It is the first officially published stamp in the British Empire. There are only 12 pieces of Blue Penny left, mostly stored in safes of private collectors.

Another exposed stamp will be Black Penny, which is the first published stamp in the world. The organizers of the exhibition expect there will be about 400 to 500 stamps from 60 countries of the world. The value of the exhibited stamps is estimated to two billion CZK.

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