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TEMATSKA RAZSTAVA

Lokacija: dvorana B2

 


Photo: Yugo 55
 

POLICE - THEN AND NOW

PREPARED BY: the Police and the retired policeman Štefan Abraham.

Retired police officer Štefan Abraham and the Museum of Slovenian Police represent part of the history and development of the traffic police. This year, the speed control device used by Slovenian police since the 60s onwards celebrates its 70th anniversary. At this year’s Collecta you will be able to see some older radars and other pieces of equipment that were used by militiamen. A fully restored vehicle of former militia, the legendary Yugo 55, will also be displayed.

     
   

PHOTO: Collecta’s occasional philatelic material over the
time.
 

COLLECTA IN PHILATELY

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian
Philatelic Association Ljubljana

For the eleventh consecutive year, we present the philatelic collection linked to the Ljubljana International Collectors Fair, Collecta. We have collected interesting philatelic items, which only confirms the collecting role of the fair also from the philatelic side. Pošta Slovenije faithfully accompanies the fair by participating with its products. It is interesting that, at some foreign post offices, which honoured the fair with commemorative postage stamps, some individuals are also preparing commemorative envelopes with exhibition themes. This is a new phenomenon, with which we can only be pleased. In Collecta’s collection, philately also includes numerous maxi cards that have been created in recent years of the fair, when, together with personal stamps, we also issued appropriate postcards for making maximum cards. Collecta is probably the only fair in Europe that can boast a rich philatelic collection related to the fair.
     
   
 

EXHIBITION OF THE NUMISMATIC

CABINET OF THE REPUBLIC OF

SLOVENIA

     
   

PHOTO: Different representation of Martin Krpan book
covers.
 

MARTIN KRPAN ON COVERS

PREPARED BY: Antikvariat Glavan in collaboration
with private collectors.

In 1917, Nova Založba, a Ljubljana publishing house, published the first Slovenian picture book of Martin Krpan with Hinko Smrekar’s illustrations. Writer Fran Levstik originally published the first story in 1858, but without illustrations. From then until the present day more than 120 editions of this Fran Levstik’s story have been published. The illustrations were designed by Lojze Perko, Suzana Bricelj, Igor Ribič, Tone Kralj, Marjan Amalietti and many others. In addition to the 1917 original, a few more or
less well-known “Krpan’s” stories will be displayed.
     
   
 

ART IN THE WORLD IN PHILATELY - CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian Philatelic Association, Ljubljana

Together with Easter and Pentecost, Christmas is the most important feast of the Christian church year. It commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is not surprising that the majority of postal administrationshonour this event with commemorative post stamps. Usually, Christmas stamps are issued at the same time as the New Year ones. Santa Claus is surely a contemporary mythological symbol, who brings gifts to everyone, including adults. The Austrian stamps from 1937 are considered to be among the first stamps in the world dedicated to Christmas. The motifs are very diverse, while a number of renowned painters, architects and other artists is involved in the design. Santa Claus is probably the only “person” who has a permanent post office, a permanent home in
Finland, where millions of children from all over the world send letters with their gift wishes. The song Oh Holy Night, created in 1816 and dedicated to the birth of little Jesus, has been translated into more than 300 languages ...
     
   

PHOTO: The letter from October 18th 1944 from Davča (g11) arrived at “Igor” hospital (TV14) on October 25th 1944.
 

MAIL SERVICE OF PARTISAN

DETACHMENTS OF SLOVENIA AND

OF THE YUGOSLAV ARMY, 1943-47

Exhibition of wartime and post-war years

PREPARED BY: dr. Veselko Guštin

Partisan mail service was already organised in 1941 and was operational until the end of the war. Courier (relay) stations were marked P for Primorsko, G for Gorenjska, S for Štajerska, K for Koroška, TV (Field Platoon) for Notranjska and Dolenjska plus a number. Regular communications were maintained with the help of secret communication stations. On the envelope, the recipient’s address had to be written in ink on the front page, while the sender was on the back. Postage was not paid.
     
   
 

ARTISTIC PAINTINGS ON

POSTCARDS OF PASSENGER SHIPS

PREPARED BY: Mitja Lamut, personal collector

At the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century, designed postcards, whose issue was on the rise throughout the world, in particular became propaganda material for different goods and services, including advertising for ship transport. Many major passenger shipowners attracted passengers on their ships also thanks to the interesting painted artistic posters and postcards of individual ships. Motifs did not present only ships, but also their sea routes and waterways, destination ports and life on board. The collection displays 47 postcards of different painters of passenger ships from all the over the world, especially of European shipowners. These hired painters known for their propaganda postcards. It is possible to admire the displayed works of all known maritime artists of that time like Hans Bohrdt, Willy Stöwer, Charles Dixon and authors of posters such as Henri Cassiers, Marcello Dudovich, Bernd Steiner, Ettore Mazzini as well as painters associated with the Adriatic Sea like Kircher, Seits, Frank, Rosevinge and Klodich.
     
   
 

PHILATELY ARTISTS IN THE

REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian Philatelic Association, Ljubljana

The first stamp of the independent Republic of Slovenia was issued on June 26th 1991 – competition motif draft of Plečnik’s Slovenian Parliament. In March 1992, for the 300th anniversary of Giuseppe Tartini’s birth, a multicoloured stamp was issued; in the same year, the stamp for the 130th anniversary of Anton Martin Slomšek’s death was released. Slovenian Philately records an exciting scope of philatelic products. So far around 1,160 postage stamps (as individual, pairs, joint editions, small sheets, small books...) have been issued. First-day covers and commemorative printed postage stamps/seal in most cases are accompanied by issues of stamps. Over 150 postcards, 30 continent letters and 24 philatelic essays were issued. Postage stamps have been developed by more than a hundred designers, painters, architects, photographers and other connoisseurs of design. Stamps were printed in different printing shops.
     
   

PHOTO: Easter Art in philately.
 

ART IN THE WORLD IN

PHILATELY - EASTER

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian Philatelic Association, Ljubljana

Easter is the most important Christian holiday. On this day, Christians celebrate Jesus’ s resurrection from the dead. On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was crucified, but
on the third day after his death, on Sunday, he rose from the dead. Easter is the holiday of joy and hope for Christians. They believe that Jesus, through hisresurrection, defeated physical and spiritual death and brought hope for all, for Christians hope for resurrection after death. This holiday varies from country to country, which is reflected in philately. According to tradition, a strict fast is commanded for Good Friday, on Easter Saturday food is blessed in church and then consumed on Sunday for breakfast. In Slovenia there are diverse Easter symbols: dried meat symbolises the body of Christ, Easter eggs are the red drops of blood, horseradish represents nails, while the “potica”cake and other pastries symbolise the thorn crown. On Easter Sunday in Slovenia, resurrection processions usually take place, at the head of which the Risen Christ statue is carried. On Easter Monday widespread games (competitions, chopping eggs...) take place.
     
   
 

ARTISTS IN YUGOSLAV

PHILATELY

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian

Philatelic Association, Ljubljana


Artists in the former “Tito’s” Yugoslavia, also the Slovene, were solidly represented in philately. The first philatelic products can also include the so-called London issue of six stamps and a book with the portraits of famous people from Yugoslavia, which were issued in 1943. Valentin Vodnik was among them. This series of stamps was actually more promotional in nature, because the stamps were not in the public postal usage, but they were mainly used, with their interesting rectangular and oval printed marks, in shipping – the shipment dates

were manually written in the stamp marks. Interesting, too, is the prepared issue of six stamps with the portraits of famous Slovenians. Some experimental footprints were also printed in the Catholic printing house in Ljubljana. It never came to a regular issue. Then we got a number of stamps of artworks or portraits of artists. In 1948 a series of stamps was released with a book of the postal stamps’ father Lovrenc Košir, while in 1949 the first Slovenian stamp with poetic genius, Dr. France Prešeren was issued. Later, with the set of five or six stamps with artistic contents, motifs of famous Slovenians appeared. Yugoslav stamps are still considered to be beautiful graphics products.

     
   
 

ART IN THE WORLD OF

PHILATELY

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian Philatelic Association, Ljubljana

“Art is the common name for various types of human creation and expression.” Art trends include basic trends: literature, visual arts, music and dance. The exhibition displays artists or their works from some ninety countries. We know that among philatelists the most popular themes are: philately of the home country, followed by sports, scouting, and arts. An extremely rich collection of philatelic products requires from philatelists an even narrower specialisation. Thus, some collect only paintings, other writers, poets and literary critics, and, in some cases, composers, conductors and performers of musical works and others. Interestingly, the majority of countries that have developed philately, for the anniversaries of world famous artists, issue rich series of stamps. Some African countries have very extensive programmes of philatelic material issues and, around the year 1971, also Emirates and Sheikdoms. In the last year, we need to be aware of the many so-called private issues, which are often copies of original stamps and already belong to the “Cinderella” category ...
   
 

PAINTERS, ILLUSTRATORS AND

COMPOSERS IN THE WORLD

PREPARED BY: Anton Simončič, Slovenian Philatelic Association, Ljubljana

In many countries, stamps frequently depict motifs of famous artists, whether they be writers, poets, painters, architects or musicians. Some postal administrations printed individual stamps in various forms, dented or undented, on specific materials, on
small sheets, with logos of global organisations, of interest are quadruples in line, sheets of stamps with vignettes and the like. The issue of every stamp is a special event, honoured by the issue of postage stamps. The latter goes with the mail around the world representing the country - the stamp issuer. Some artists are particularly popular, at least in terms of the number of countries that presented them on stamps. A small collection of stamps of the American artist Norman Rockwell is quite interesting. Several issues were also dedicated to Mozart, Wagner, Beethoven, Dürer, Picasso, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Lenin ...
   
     

PHOTO: M. Ruppe: Ljubljana after the
earthquake, Duke’s mansion, Maurerjeva
house. Personal Collection of collector Zmago Tančič (Z. Tančič).
 

ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF

LJUBLJANA ON OLD POSTCARDS

A collection of 80 postcards

PREPARED BY: Zmago Tančič

The first postcards of Ljubljana from the 90s of the 19th century were soon followed by artistic representations of the city. The author
of the first known series, with the title “Ljubljana after the earthquake”, was painter Michael Ruppe. Postcards were printed and published by firm Kleinmayer & Bamberg from Ljubljana in memory of the Ljubljana earthquake of 1895. The showcases display 80 postcards of 18 Slovenian artists from the 1900 – 1970 period.
   

PHOTO: Josip Ribičič: Miškolin 1957

PHOTO: France Podrekar - Original illustrations for the book Miškolin

PHOTO: France Podrekar - Original illustrations for the
book Miškolin
 

MIŠKOLIN - FRANCE

PODREKAR’S BOOK GALLERY

PREPARED BY: chosen by mag. Katarina Batagelj, preparared by Antikvariat Glavan in collaboration with private collectors.

For the 60th anniversary of the publication of the “known to all” Miškolin, some original illustrations of painter France Podrekar will be displayed.
   
 

SLOVENIAN MINERALS AND

FOSSILS

Exhibition for the 40th anniversary of the Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia
PREPARED BY: Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia

Enthusiastically collecting minerals and fossils is a hobby that gathers together about
150 members in the association. A selection
of the most beautiful examples of Slovenian natural geological heritage will be presented
by our members.
   

PHOTO: Cave lion’s lower jawbone from the Postojna Cave. Conserved by the Slovenian Museum of Natural History (Photo: Matija Križnar)..
 

CAVE LION IN SLOVENIA - EXTINCT ICE AGE BEAST

PREPARED BY: Mag. Matija Križnar, Slovenian
Museum of Natural History

It is quite difficult to imagine that, in the warmer periods of the Ice Age, cave lions roamed and preyed in the territory of Slovenia. These Pleistocene beasts definitely also sought refuge in caves, where their remains were also found. In Slovenia, there are only six sites with the remains of cave lions. Their remains are preserved in glacial layers near Črni Kal, Lesno Brdo, Mokriška cave and two other caves. The best preserved piece is the lower jawbone, which was excavated in Postojna cave, and is also the central motif of a just issued post stamp. The exhibition presents specimens conserved by the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.
   

PHOTO: Germany’s coat of arms with German Marks
coins and German Euro coins.
 

EAGLE ON A HUNDRED AND ONE WAYS

A collection of approximately 200 coins

PREPARED BY: Marjan Godnjov, Numismatic Society of Slovenia

Eagle is the common name for several large birds of prey from the hawk family. In heraldry, the eagle symbolises immortality, courage, vision and strength. Germany’s coat of arms was introduced on January 20th, 1950, in the colours of the blackred- gold German flag. On a golden shield there is an eagle in black with a red beak and claws. The exhibition presents Germany’s coin from 1950 until today, with the side showing the German eagle emblem. The featured coins are 1, 2, 5 and 10 German Marks, and coins for 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 25 Euros.
     

PHOTO: Specimens of Tomo Jeseničnik’s
works (T. Močnik).
 

TOMO JESENIČNIK’S PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHILATELIC

OPUS

PREPARED BY: Tomo Močnik

Tomo Jeseničnik, a self-taught photographer and a strongly convinced Slovene, with his creative work and dedicated lifelong study of the physical and theoretical world in the last twenty years of his career of professional
photographer, is firmly anchored in the Slovenian and global visual memory through a multitude of publications, books and monographs, as well as postal derivatives known as stamps. The photophilatelic exhibition is designed and set in the copyright format of architect Borut Bončina and philatelic Peter Močnik and, unlike today’s world of bizarre images and instant photos, represents over sixty of Tomo’s masterful framing works, knowledge of photographic techniques and works of graphic designers for Applied Photography in the so called “Micro-design”, such as creating stamps / philately. Welcome to the twine of the enchanted world of gastronomy, landscape parks, ethnology, minerals and the never-ending co-creation and glorification of our beautiful fatherland.
   
 

POSTERS AVAILABLE AT THE
AUCTION

   

PHOTO: Scapolite - wernerite (Canada), willemite (USA), fluorite (UK) and sodalite (Greenland)
at daylight and under UV light. Collection and photo V. Pavčič.
 

THE WORLD OF FLUORESCENT

MINERALS AND FOSSILS

PREPARED BY: Vojko Pavčič, Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia

A special type of mineral collecting is represented by the collection of fluorescent minerals. Specimens of minerals, insignificant for the eye at daylight, glow in a variety of strong colours in the ultraviolet part of the light spectrum. This phenomenon is
called fluorescence and is named after the mineral fluorite. It is especially characteristic for some calcites, rubies and many other minerals containing certain chemical elements that allow this phenomenon. Fluorescence can be also observed in some fossils, sea shells, wood...
     
     
     
     
     

 

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