Flash Gallery: 34 Pics From the 2014 Collecta Fair in Ljubljana

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Here’s another Flash Gallery, this time from today’s opening day of the 2014 Collecta Collectors Fair in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Seriously – what Kiss fan wouldn’t want this limited edition Pez dispenser quartet?

The fair, this year celebrating its eight edition, features all the usual suspects in the world of collecting and collectibles: coins, stamps (my weakness), post cards, postal history, books, military memorabilia and LPs. Like this one I found in a ex-YU punk bin by Electric Orgasm. The guy on the left looks like he just had one.

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Rounding out today’s Pics du Jour is this one illustrating banknotes from the late Yugoslav Federation years, money ruined by hyperinflation, criminality and war.  Trying to count all those zeros almost ruined my eyes. From top: 50 billion dinars, 5 billion dinars, and highest denomination ever printed in the former Yugoslavia, 500 billion dinars. It was worthless two weeks after it left the printing press.

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All 34 photos are in the my Google + album linked to below. I’ll be returning, either tomorrow or Saturday to spend some time with a few stamp dealers. Want me to pick anything up for you? Some Pez dispensers perhaps? Let me know and enjoy the pics!



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