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100 years since launch of first Croatian postage stamp marked in Varaždin

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ZAGREB, Oct 18 (Hina) – An international stamp exhibition opened in the northwestern city of Varazdin on Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary since the launch of the first Croatian postage stamp and the 40th anniversary since the foundation of the Alps-Adriatic Alliance.

The exhibition was organised by the Croatian Federation of Philatelists in cooperation with Varazdin County, the City of Varazdin and Croatian Post, and under the aegis of Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic. Varazdin is the fourth city to host the “Alpe-Jadran Fila” exhibition after Split, Zagreb and Opatija.

(Photo: HINA/ Siniša Kalajdžija

Seven Alps-Adriatic Alliance member states participate in the show, namely Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, while the Czech Republic, which also celebrates 100 years since the launch of its first postage stamp, is a guest.

(Photo: HINA/ Siniša Kalajdžija

The exhibition is staged in the renovated Grand Concert Hall of the Croatian National Theatre and is open until October 21. On display are 76 exhibits vying for different awards.

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