Greeting From a Dalmatia Long Forgotten is the largest monograph with old postcards ever published in the area.
The book shows how life was in Dalmatia from the period 1893-1940 through rare old postcards. The author of the book is Igor Goleš, a famous collector of old postcards in Croatia.
“As I am an old postcards collector in Croatia, I was heavily involved in this hobby and I came up with the idea to make a monograph about Dalmatia where we can see how it was in there 100 years ago,” Goleš explains.
Goleš carefully selected the rarest from his collection to showcase them in the book and altogether there are 1,646 postcards showing almost 300 Dalmatian cities, villages, islands, and the hinterland. In the book, readers can see postcards from almost 70 different postcard collectors.
“The postcards show amazing landscapes, villages which are abandoned today, streets, squares, happenings, local people, traditions, patriotic motives, even people going to emigrate to the USA. It is truly a Dalmatian and Croatian cultural souvenir, helping us today to discover ourselves,” Goleš explains.
The book, which features 950 quality pages, weighs 5 kgs and has been called the Dalmatian Bible.
“Some famous owners of the book include two former Croatian presidents, Ivo Josipović and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, PM Plenković and Luka Modrić. The book has been sold all over the world where there is Dalmatian blood, from Asia to Australia, to South and North America. There are two books even in the heart of the Amazon, in Manaus, Brazil. I am especially proud as people are buying those books for their loved ones for birthdays, other special occasions or just because they want to have it in the house for the next generations. It’s a perfect gift,” Goleš adds.
To order a copy of the book you can email: [email protected]
**The book costs €200 but there is currently a 30% discount for Croatia Week readers by using the code: Croatia Week**