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Praga 2008
The Praga 2008 stamp exhibition will afford visitors the opportunity to admire a real treasure: the Blue Mauritius. The stamp collection on show has come from 61 states.
The Blue Mauritius is part of Queen Elizabeth's stamp collection which also boasts the famous black one-penny stamp with the portrait of Queen Victoria. The black one-penny dating back to 1840 was the first stick-on stamp in the world.
One of the most precious Czech stamps on display will be the Blue Merkur dating back to the first half of the 19th century.
The exhibition will open on September 12th and will be held in Prague's main exhibition grounds. The stamps have been insured for a whopping one billion crowns. The Blue Mauritius itself is said to be priceless. So if you are in Prague between 12th and 14th of September don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the world’s most valued stamps.
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