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GREAT EXHIBITION AT THE 10TH JUBILEE

Location: Hall B2


Photo: Printing plate for printing 50-tolar banknotes, Thomas De La Rue, London, 1992 Photo: Matija Pavlovec, Archive of the Numismatic Cabinet of the National Museum of Slovenia
 

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FISCAL INDEPENDENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

The collection of documents and money from the collections of the Numismatic Cabinet of  the National Museum of Slovenia
Prepared by: Andrej Šemrov, the Numismatic Cabinet of the National Museum of Slovenia

The first comprehensive presentation of numismatic collection of banknotes and coins from the period of independent Slovenia on the 25th anniversary of fiscal independence (8. October, 1991–2007/2016). Displayed will be not only the money of regular and commemorative emissions, but also objects which enabled what many of our predecessors dreamt about. Some exhibits, for example the documentation required for the printing of provisional (coupon) series from 1990, will be presented for the first time.
     
   

Photo: The oldest postcard of Slovenian lands, depicting the town Ptuj (1889)
 

THE OLDEST POSTCARD OF SLOVENIAN LANDS

Prepared by: Srečko Šneberger

So far the oldest postcard of Slovenian lands is the postcard of Ptuj which was sent on the 25th of November 1889. The author of the drawing of the Zgornji Ptuj Castle on the postcard is the painter Alois Kasimir. The dimensions of the postcard are 139 x 84 mm, the age of the postcard is beyond question, as it is dated both on the front and the back side. The abbreviation A K on the postcard reveals the Vienna-born artist Alois Kasimir (1852–1930). The painter created many vedute of Ptuj, he also gained fame as an excellent portraitist. The owner of the postcard is Srečko Šneberger.
     
     

Photo: The oldest postcard of Ljubljana (1891)
 

THE OLDEST POSTCARD OF LJUBLJANA

Prepared by: Zmago Tančič

The oldest so far known postcard of Ljubljana was sent on the 14th of August 1891 from Ljubljana to Trieste. The motif on the postcard is a panorama of Ljubljana, the view from the park Tivoli to the town. The panorama is embellished with flowers, which is characteristic for lithograph postcards of that time. The postcard was made by the renowned viennese publishing house Lesk und Schwidernoch and marked with the number 274. The owner of the postcard is Zmago Tančič.
     
   

foto: First Slovenian Prohibited Cover
 

THE FIRST PROHIBITED SLOVENIAN FRONT COVER

THE SECOND EDITION OF POEMS BY FRANCE PREŠEREN WITH THE PROHIBITED FRONT COVER
Prepared by: the Antique Shop Glavan
Preparation of the exhibition: Katarina Glavan Batagelj

Until the end of the 19th century there had been no original book cover designs in  Slovenia. The first attempt was the second edition of Poems by France Prešeren in 1866 in the collection Klasje z domačega polja (Ears from Native Fields). However, the front cover was prohibited as it was suggestive of national awakening. The publisher had to tear off the front cover from the existing copies, yet some of them have been nevertheless preserved.
     
   
   

FIRST SLOVENIAN STAMP

Prepared by: Anton Simončič, Filatelistično društvo Ljubljana

The first stamp in the independent Republic of Slovenia was issued on the 26th of June 1991. It was designed by G. Košak on the basis of the sketches made by the professor of architecture Jože Plečnik. The printing works of the Delo Publishing House in Ljubljana made two million pieces in sheets of twenty. On the day the stamp came out, nine post offices in Slovenia used ten "occasional" postmarks with the inscription "DAN OSAMOSVOJITVE …" (INDEPENDENCE DAY). When this stamp, “the parliamentarian”, was issued, many things were happening. Slovenia declared independence on the 25th of June 1991. The next day began the War of Independence, which ended with the withdrawal of the Yugoslav Army. Since Slovenia at that time was not a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the issuing of our own stamps was difficult and they were not recognised internationally. During the moratorium on Slovenian independence, international observers prohibited the use of this stamp in both domestic and international postal traffic. The said stamp thus was not used in postal traffic before the 8th October 1991. Until the 24th of April 1992, Yugoslav stamps had been used. On the 6th of November 1991 the Slovenian tolar was substituted for the then currency (dinar) in ratio 1 to 1.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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