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prepared by: Anton Simončič

For the 12th year in a row, we present a philatelic collection, linked to the Ljubljana International Collectors Fair. We have collected interesting philatelic products, which confirm the collector role of the fair also on the philatelic side. The Post Office of Slovenia faithfully follows the fair and participates with its products. What is interesting, however, is that alongside foreign post offices, which have honoured the fair with their special postmarks, individuals have also prepared memory envelopes with fair motifs. This is a new phenomenon which only delights us. The Collecta's philatelic collection includes a number of maximum cards that have come to light in the last years of the fair, when we have, alongside personal stamps, issued also appropriate postcards for the creation of the maximum cards. Collecta is supposedly the only fair in Europe that can boast a rich philatelic collection related to the fair. This year Collecta, with its personal special philatelic material, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the birth of Yugoslavia and the Year of Cankar.


Collection of uniforms, former militia equipment and militia vehicles, models of vehicles and vessels of today's police   

prepared by: Police and the retired police officere Štefan Abraham

The retired police officer Štefan Abraham and the Museum of the Slovenian Police represent the history and development of the police. One can see the uniforms of former officers, of militia (m/f), the uniforms used by police officers during the independence war, etc. A variety of militia objects and a completely restored vehicle of the former militia, legendary Fičko, will be on display.


The objects are from the collections of the Numismatic Cabinet of the National Museum of Slovenia
prepared by: Numismatic Cabinet of the National Museum of Slovenia   

The exhibition will show everyday life in 1918, which consisted of everyday small items such as money, which makes the world go round, personal items / souvenirs that were worn by soldiers on the front, and other. Three famous men will also be presented: General Svetozar Borojević von Bojna, Slovenian literary and political activist Ivan Cankar and General Rudolf Maister - Vojanov. The content of the exhibition will thus show the splendour and misery of the war and the post-war period, when the Slovenes were divided into three countries.


Collector's personal collection      
prepared by: Tomaž Alauf and Jerneja Kozmi            

This is a private collection of over 200 Fičko car models in various scales. The collection of miniatures began five years ago with Jerneja, who owns the collection. Shortly afterwards the collection was enriched by Tomaž, who turned the miniatures into more than 100 different versions. The collection basically covers Zastava 750 cars in the scale 1:43, of different colours and in different packaging (cardboard or showcase). These figurines were remodelled under the skilful hands of Tomaž, and are radiant in their new vibrant colours, can change the shape into a cabriolet, rally vehicles, a lorry or a limousine, they get various accessories (a caravan, a roof rack) or with the stickers of special design make  us recall memories of many events, companies, sport clubs, etc. The collection also includes large scale models (1:24 and 1:18) in the form of the Fiat and Seat models, as well as smaller ones, in the scale of 1:87.


Collector's personal collection
PREPARED BY: Branko Gabrič    

The Mercedes Star's through time exhibition consists of car models in the scale 1:43 and is divided into three time periods. It covers models from the first patented vehicle in 1886 to today's modern vehicles.


Collector's personal collection    
prepared by: Robert Veronik

The exhibition will present the model of the popular Renault 4 car - popularly known as the Katrca, which also had a popular status in Slovenia. Many of these vehicles can still be found on the roads. The exhibition presents the history of this car with prototype models from the first presentation at the Paris Motor Show in 1961 until the end of its production, when its path was completed in Slovenia in Novo Mesto in 1992. Several different shapes and models that were created through 30 years of production will be shown.


Collector's personal collection
PREPARED BY: Zoran Grgič

The displayed car models are a minor part of my collection, which includes about 200 car models in the scale 1:18 and about 70 car models in the scale 1:43. In the field of cars, I find especially interesting the time of Yugoslavia after the Second World War, and until the disintegration. Unfortunately, the choice of models of these vehicles in the scale 1:18 was, despite a persistent search, deprived of some vehicles (Zastava 101, Yugo, etc.), and these vehicles were therefore added in the scale 1:43. There were also several car factories in the area of the former common country, however, unfortunately, none with a completely authentic, domestic brand – even Zastava from Kragujevac not. On the other hand, are the Formula 1 and Ferrari cars interesting in themselves.


Marking of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War
The exhibition will present: 60 postcards, 10 decorations and medals, and 10 badges from the period 1914-1918
PREPARED BY: Numismatic Society of Slovenia   

Ljubljana, a town in the hinterland of the front, lived differently with the remote thunder of cannons. Schools and most other public buildings became emergency barracks and hospitals. The Ljubljana Castle was filled with war prisoners, who worked in factories and workshops for the needs of the army. The people of Ljubljana and refugees experienced the war as a period of shortage, costliness and care for their loved ones on the battlefields. Postcards, decorations and badges, this tiny cultural heritage, today remain for us and future generations as a memory and reminder of those, for our ancestors, difficult times.

Military propaganda postcard sent from Ljubljana in 1916. From the collection of Zmago Tančič.
Subjects of the participant of the Isonzo Front
The original map of the Soča battlefield, original map pouch with maps, identification plate, photographs, lighter from a cannon shell, ashtray from a cannon shell, wooden box with owner's information, war diary of the owner, badge Isonzofront, bronze medal for courage, silver medal for courage II order (two exhibits), silver medal for courage and order.   
PREPARED BY: Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

These are personal objects of the World War I participant who lived through the entire ordeal on the Isonzo front. This was Stiegler Stjepan from Zagreb (at that time), cadet IV / 35 of the 16th Feldkompanie, which he also wrote down on a wooden box. The exhibition presents the original maps from his military bag, as well as his war journal with the descriptions of the current events on the front. This is only a part of the personal collection of the participant who survived the war and returned to Zagreb. All the photographs are from that time and from the places where he participated in the fighting. Also from that time is his personal photograph.   

Photo: Cadet Stjepan Stiegler (definitely Štigler)
Personal objects of Vladimir Vauhnik
The original manuscripts by V.Vauhnik, grammar school certificates from Maribor, from 1908/09 and other years, military certificates from K.u.K. Militaer-Oberrealschule in Maribor from 1913/14 (now Kadetnica military facility) and other, postcard of the cadet, silver medal I. order, gold medal for courage, certificate of vaccination from 1898, the order of the Yugoslav crown III. order with the document, the rank of Yugoslav IV. order, medal for military virtues.
PREPARED BY: Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

Vladimir Vauhnik was a Slovenian officer who began his journey at the military school in Maribor during the time of Austro-Hungarian monarchy. He participated in the First World War and was awarded several times. After the war, he served in the army of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, where he was often decorated for his exemplary work. Before the beginning of the Second World War, he was an attaché in Berlin, from where he sent urgent and accurate information, however, which the General Staff did not believe; also because the Croatian army acted towards the disintegration of the state, which was shown later when the so-called Independent State of Croatia joined the pact with Hitler and Mussolini. During the war, he worked for the English Intelligence Service in Zagreb, from where he had to escape from the Gestapo to Ljubljana and then to Trieste. He is considered one of the best spies of the Second World War.
Family collection of the exhibitor
Two drawings by Ivan Vavpotič for the first Slovenian stamps - chainsaws. Examples of chainsaws in albums, example of portable stamps in the album, the only preserved piece of stone used to print portable stamps, scrapped stamps on postal items, printed portable stamps, postal form.   
PREPARED BY: Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

At the beginning of 1919, the first Slovenian stamps were issued, the image for which was made by Ivan Vavpotič; a slave who broke chains, hence the name of the “chainers”. The stamps were printed in cut nominals and each had many different colour variants. At the same time there were also many printing errors, which offer a wide field of explorations. This type of stamps was for a long time forgotten, since the South kept pushing everything that was Slovene aside; especially the Croatian politics that pushed us to the Balkans. The stamps were inscribed with “Država SHS” (the SHS State) in Cyrillic and Latin characters, and the name probably remained because of the idea about the state of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, but that in the end was never created; it is thus possible that it was all only Zagreb's hoax.   

Photo: Post office in the new country

Personal collection of the exhibitor   
Half of the regimental flag handed over by King Alexander to the Triglav regiment, when the old flags were replaced with new ones, in Ljubljana in 1930. The ensign of the flag.  The supplement of an illustrated Slovenian of September 21, 1930, printed at this event. Four orders of the Holy Sava of various stages.
PREPARED BY: Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

On September 31, 1930, King Aleksander in Ljubljana ceremoniously replaced the old flag of the Triglav regiment with a new one. The flag consisted of two halves, sewn together, one of which is exhibited. Alongside it, there is also a banner which was attached to the top of the flag pole. On the flag one can see the inscription S VEROM U BOGA ZA KRALJA I OTADŽBINU in two rows. The inscription and decorations are hand-embroidered with silk. In addition, there are also the decorations of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, St. Sava, namely 4 orders in the box, III order and two decorations of the II order.

Photo: Triglav Regiment
Private collection of the exhibitor   
King peter's document on the decorating of the fighters for the northern border, photographs of the employees of the finance department of the new government in 1920, the hungarian stamps overprinted for croatia, the gifted picture of the royal family, four officers’ straps of the new state, a silver cigarette case - a military prey from the first defeat of the austrian army in serbia, model of a double-winged hunter aircraft of the kingdom, three orders of decorations.   
PREPARED BY: Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

The kingdom developed differently in different parts. According to our example, the croats also issued stamps, however, at first only the reprinted hungarian ones. King peter soon issued decorations to the fighters for the northern border, and then immediately formed a new yugoslav army, the officers of which can to a great extent be blamed for losing the koroška region. The shoulder straps were made in serbian style. A special example is the silver cigarette case of general oscar potiorek, the commander of the austro-hungarian army in the balkans. In 1914, he suffered two serious defeats at cer and kolubara and was therefore removed from the post. However, before that, he had his cigarette case engraved - above the three crowns – with “serbisches feldzug 1914”, below them 6. Armee, and on the back side the signatures of his subordinate commanders. The victorious officers, naturally, quickly began to wear the decorations earned during the first world war, alongside those obtained in the previous wars, as well as the new yugoslav ones, primarily the white eagle, the yugoslav crown and the st. Sava.
PREPARED BY: Club of scout collectors Hrčki (“Hamsters”)

The exhibition is divided into three sections. The first section covers all camp, scout and forestry movements in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The second part presents all the events (goals) of the Union of Scouts of Yugoslavia, which were organized in the SFRY. The third part is the presentation of scouting in independent Slovenia. The showcase displays all three sections.   
Exhibition of original manuscripts, first editions of photographs and portraits of Ivan Canka    Exhibition of original manuscripts, first editions of photographs and portraits of Ivan Cankar   
PREPARED BY: Antique shop Glavan, selection prepared by Katarina Batagelj

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the Slovenian writer Ivan Cankar. We have collected some original manuscripts, the first editions, photographs - original ones, as well as unknown portraits. A postcard sent by the author to Rožnik will be exhibited, a book that he returned instead of paying his debts, the Writer’s portraits, done by Maksim Gaspari, Ivan Romih, Nora Lavrin, Hinko Smrekar and a mortuary mask made by the sculptor Lojze Dolinar.    "

Photo: One of the portraits of Ivan Cankar
The year of Ivan Cankar     philatelic material
PREPARED BY: Tone Simončič

Ivan Cankar (1876-1918) was a Slovenian writer, playwright, poet, representative of the Slovene modern. This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his death. At the forefront of his work is the subject of the conflict of individuals regarding the working, rural and small-town everyday lives. His works reflect many social, critical ideas. According to Erotica, his poetry collection, he wrote short prose - sketches, novelettes, vignettes. His later works are also famous, for example Na klancu, Gospa Judit, Hiša Marije Pomočnice, Križ na gori, Martin Kačur, Hlapec Jernej in njegova pravica, Bela krizantema Za narodov blagor, Kralj na Betajnovi, Pohujšanje v dolini šentflorjanski, etc. Due to the proclamation of the idea of a political unification of the Yugoslav peoples before the war, he spent time in prison.
Presentation of 16 different collections    (Bottle stickers - water), bank belts for banknotes, large cigar rings, tea bags, fruit declarations, bookmarks, saucers for cups, table napkins, advertising stamps, serving sugar bags, straps, school schedules, business cards, protected toothpicks , pocket calendars.   
PREPARED BY: Tone Simončič

People generally collect everything. There are numerous collecting clubs, societies, and associations around the world. The visitors are interested in collections that are unknown or less known to the public, and here we symbolically present 16 of such collector themes. Collected here are some themes, perhaps interesting for viewing or as encouragement to other collectors, regarding what can be displayed on a small sheet of paper.
Exhibition of ice cream spoons from the 1970s
PREPARED BY: Ivan Jurjevič

Exhibition of ice cream spoons of Slovenian ice creams Kekec, Krpan, Janko and Ledo from the 1970s, Exhibition of American “Buried Treasure Ice Cream Sticks” from the 1960s
Collection of the last 20 years
PREPARED BY:  Ivan Jurjevič

Exhibition of Star Wars PEZ  Figures.
The exhibition includes the entire period during which the PEZ figures were being issued, from 1996 until today.
PREPARED BY: TatjanTatjana Berger, univ. prof. Biol., Philatelic Society Ljubljana Berger   

Orchids are one of the most extensive families of blooming plants on Earth, which makes the collecting of stamps with orchid motives an interesting philatelic field. The thematic collection of stamps with orchid motifs can include specific genera, orchid stamps according to the country, orchids that grow in different climatic areas or other themes, such as stamps that represent an endemic national flora or those that were issued due to the World Orchid Conferences or other occasions.   

FOTO: Nigritella Rubra, published by PD Snežnik Ilirska Bistrica upon the issue of the Snežnik stamp and the 90th anniversary of the Society, 11.1.1997, Photo: dr. Tone Wraber.
PREPARED BY: Tone Simončič

Slovenia is, with five beekeepers per one thousand inhabitants, placed at the very top in the world, and beekeeping is our important agricultural activity. The world knows us for our advanced beekeeping technologies and unique historical features (“panjska končnica”, beehives and hives, and autochthonous Carniolan bees). Slovenia is the only country in Europe to have legally protected bees. One third of the world's food is dependent on the pollination, and the United Nations General Assembly declared May 20, which is the birthday of the beginner of modern beekeeping Anton Janša (1734-1773), the World Day of Bees.
PREPARED BY: Tone Simončič

Maximum cards (MC) are postcards that have a stamp on the image page, the motif of which is exactly the same as the motif on the postcard. The stamp is stamped with an occasional or regular postal stamp, which must correspond (especially to the local) to the stamp and the postcard. All three elements must coincide. In addition to these, today more established maximum cards, we classify as a philatelic specialty also postcards with stamp motifs that are glued in addition to the already stamped postcard, and which correspond to the very small picture of the coat of arms, printed on the postcard. Such maximum cards are the predecessor of the maxim philately. The exhibition thus shows the thematic collections of MK: Collecta, Popes, Scouting, Art, Multiple Ways of Art, Sports, Transport, Animals, Around our Land, Funny and other cards. The MKs are made by individuals, although many sports administrations also issue their official MK, which, however, in most cases do not correspond to the competition rules.
PREPARED BY: Antiquarion Glavan

The exhibition will offer the opportunity to purchase the original Cankar's letter, letters by Janko Kersnik, Maksim Gaspari and Miško Kranjc, and film posters: Novinar, Krč, Učna leta izumitelja Polža, and various books from the cultural history of Slovenes.
Pripravlja: Vojko Pavčič, Association of Friends of Minerals and Fossils of Slovenia

A great diversification of the mineral collection is the collection of fluorescent minerals. Although in the daylight not pleasant to the eye, once in the UV-part of the light spectrum (100-400 nm), they glow in different, strong colours. The phenomenon is called fluorescence and is named after the mineral fluorite. It is especially characteristic of some calcite, rubies, fluorite and many other minerals that contain certain chemical elements, the so-called activators that allow this phenomenon. Fluorescence can also be observed in some fossils, sea shells, wood, plants, birds, etc.

Lead-zinc ore from the Mežica mine, Slovenia, in daylight and UV-A light (365 nm). The size of the specimen is 9 x 6 x 4 cm. Collection and photo: Vojko Pavčič, Association of Friends of Minerals and Fossils of Slovenia.
Association of Friends of Minerals and Fossils of Slovenia presents the myocene fossils of Bosnia and Herzegovina    Collection of fossil remains and minerals from expert excursions of the society. The examples collected at different Miocene locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.    Association of Friends of Minerals and Fossils of Slovenia
We visited the closed coal mine Mošćanica between Zenica and Kaknje near the village of Tišina. On the tailings, the slagheap of the mine, pieces of gypsum can be found, but which are, unfortunately, rather corroded. From a smaller coal mine in Kakanj, we present some very beautiful fossils of the Miocene period, especially the twigs and cores of the former cypress and beautifully preserved tree leaves.

Photo: 18 million years old tree leaf. Photo: Robert Lorencon

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