9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
DRAW YOUR OWN STAMP
PREPARED BY: Dr. Veselko Guštin, FZS and the Post of Slovenia
At the philatelic workshop, children will get answers to questions such as: How are stamps made? What can we do with stamps? What do philatelists collect?
In the creative workshop “Draw your own stamp”, they will be able to draw a motif on an enlarged stamp frame and exhibit their drawings or learn how to write the address correctly on a letter that they can then submit at our stand. The postman Pavli will also join the children’s workshop!
Photo: Creative workshop for children. Photo: Lilli Beden
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
MAKING A PAPER HELICOPTER
PREPARED BY: mag. Natasa Robežnik, Curator and Pedagogue – Slovenian Museum of Contemporary History
In the 20th century, man invented a number of new flying machines. The most famous ones are definitely the helicopter and the aircraft. First we will briefly talk about flying back then and today, and then we will focus on joyful creation. At the workshop, we will make paper helicopters that fly and make everyone smile. Children will also be able to take the helicopter home after the workshop.
Photo: Slovenian Museum of Contemporary History and a paper helicopter.
OPENING OF THE 14TH COLLECTA
PREPARED BY: Post of Slovenia
Stamps are an indispensable part of the Collecta, so the opening of the Collecta will be a festive presentation of the March stamp release that is planned on the opening day of the fair. The Slovenian stamps collection will thus be complemented by 11 new stamps. Three regular stamps with Easter motifs will be released. The traditional FLORA series will feature motifs of blossoming park trees: tulip tree, cigartree, Paulownia and wild chestnut. The TOURISM stamp series will feature Podčetrtek, which boasts with the slogan “Wellness Tourism”, and a stamp with the “Teller’s Prohyracodon” motif will be featured in the SLOVENIAN FOSSIL MAMMALS series. The stamp will also mark the National Volunteering Week. After ten years, Planica will once again host the Ski Flying World Championship, the spectacle of which will remain immortalized on the stamp. Welcome to the wonderful world of stamps!
14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m.
75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST SLOVENIAN STAMPS OF MIROSLAV ORAŽEM FOR THE SLOVENIAN LITTORAL AND ISTRIA, 1945
PREPARED BY: Dr. Veselko Guštin, FZS
Oražem’s legacy includes a drawing folder with numerous sketches of all the stamps and some drafts. Mainly those that were not realized or did not come into postal use (St. Justus, Trieste, 1 Lira; victory 50 Lira). The sketches of the stamps were made by the author for the Slovenian Littoral and Istria as well as for Yugoslavia! An interesting example is the stamp for 5 Liras, where the original inscription below the picture reads: B. house of V. Gortan… Vermo! The text on the stamps today reads: The birthhouse of V. Gortan….Beram. This means that drafts for stamps have been changing. Since there are also quite a few sketches of numbers in the legacy, we conclude that they adjusted the nominal values “regularly”. The legacy also contains sketches of a sailboat in a circle. This picture can be found on the banknotes issued by the Commercial Bank for Istria, Rijeka and the Slovenian Littoral in 1945 in (Yugoslav) liras: 1 / partisan girl, 5 / single sail boat, 10 / single sail boat, 20 / double sail boat, 50/ single sail boat, 100 / double sail boat, 500 / single sail boat and 1000 / plowman / sailboat.