Postage stamps and postal history of the Czech Republic

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A 2009 stamp of the Czech Republic depicting a castle in Horšovský Týn.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe which borders Poland to the northeast, Germany to the west and northwest, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of the Czech Republic were issued on 20 January 1993 after the former Czechoslovakia was split into the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic from 1 January 1993. Before then, stamps of the Czechoslovak Republic were in use and were still valid until 30 September 1993. Stamps of the Czech Republic are marked Česká republika.[1]

First stamps was printed printing house by the Ministry of Communication - the Czech Post’s Technical Centre of Machines. After privatization in 1992 The Postal Printing House of Securities Prague, Inc. = Poštovní tiskárna cenin Praha a.s.

Stamp booklets[edit]

Over 100 stamp booklets have been issued to date.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 5 Czechoslovakia & Poland. 6th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2002, pp.116-135. ISBN 0-85259-529-8

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Czechout the journal of the Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain.