A new postage stamp and a commemorative coin issued by the Czech National Bank commemorate the centenary of Czech Radio (Český rozhlas), the second oldest radio broadcaster in Europe.
The view of the Kozel (Goat in Czech) forest castle from a nearby hill is the work of artist Ivana Lomová, for whom this is the first postage stamp. For inspiration, the artist went directly to the place where she looked for the best view of the castle and also for interesting details of the castle.
In the March auctions, investment silver coins worth almost EUR 40 000 or thousand crowns banknote with overprint in an interesting collector’s sequence were sold. Rare vltavins and lithographs by the well-known photographer Jan Saudek also found a new owner.
The Renaissance stargazer was born 550 years ago in Toruń, Poland. The stamp is based on a portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus in a Renaissance perspective with a night sky showing the sun with four orbits orbiting the planet. The spines of his scientific writings stand out in the background.
The world knows about an American dealer who set a world record in 1978 when he sold 13,001 cars as a dealer between 1963 and 1978. This 45-year-old feat has now been surpassed by Milan Klik, a sixty-one-year-old Czech.
After much anticipation not only among philatelists, the newly elected Czech President Petr Pavel presented an official postage stamp with his portrait. It has a total of ten different colour variants, a stamp price of 23 CZK (EUR 1) and will only be available in a full sheet with all ten colours for 230 CZK (EUR 10).