The European Philatelic Exhibition “Plovdiv Phila 2019” is organized within the framework of the 9th edition of the Collectors Fair “Bulcollecto”. It presents unique collections of postage stamps, stamps sheets and stamped cards.
“Pearls of philately from across the continent” will be exhibited”, Spas Panchev, President of the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists stated a year ago when he announced that this spectacular exhibition was being prepared. It is in support of the initiative “Plovdiv – a European Capital of Culture 2019”.
Prominent philatelists from 18 countries are participating: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Cyprus, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, the Netherlands. Their exhibits will be placed on 480 boards.
- The best of the postal and philatelic history of the individual countries
- Significant exhibits in “Postal History” and “Traditional Philately” classes
- The most impressive and most expensive specimens from the Bulgarian philatelic classics and from the pre-philatelic period
- Two masterpieces of Bulgarian philately – the stamps “The Little Lion” and “Eastern Rumelia”
- 17 October – Day of Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture
Validation of “Old Sailing Boats” stamps series
Validation of “500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci” stamps sheet
- 18 October – Day of Historical Heritage
Validation of postage stamp “140th Anniversary of the Signing of the Constantinople Peace Treaty” - in the presence of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Honorary President of the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists and of Nikita Lobanov Rostovsky /grandson of Alexey Lobanov Rostovsky, who signed the Constantinople Peace Treaty on the part of Russia/
Validation of postage stamp “100th Anniversary of the Birth of the Distinguished Bulgarian Writer Nikolay Haitov”
- 19 October – Day of Environmental Protection
Validation of the low-circulation stamps sheet “Protected Species in Lake Burgas – Otter”
- 20 October – Bulgarian Ethnography Day
Validation of stamps sheet “National Folk Costumes”
For the full program of “Plovdiv Phila 2019” – click here
- Union of Bulgarian Philatelists
- International Fair Plovdiv
- Plovdiv Municipality
- “Plovdiv 2019” Foundation