100 years of the PTT Museum


Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2023

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The PTT Museum in Belgrade, as a technical museum and cultural institution, functions as part of PE Post of Serbia and deals with the protection, collection, study and exhibition of items and documents related to the history of postal, telegraphic and telephone traffic. The PTT Museum was founded on July 31, 1923, when the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes passed the first em>Rulebook on the museum. This Rulebook defined the way of operation and the organization of the PTT Museum and created a fund with exhibits that had been collected in an organized manner since 1888. The PTT Museum was officially opened to the public in 1958, and the museum’s new permanent exhibition, in Majke Jevrosime 13 Street, Belgrade, was opened to the public in 2013.

For a full 100 years, the PTT Museum, by participating in various cultural manifestations, organizing various thematic exhibitions, children›s workshops, expert panels and concerts, has successfully continued its tradition and achieved its main goal – to preserve and present the postal and technical heritage and nurture and build a culture of remembrance.

Motifs on the stamp: Tatar and accompanist, aquarelle; Order of the Takovo Cross, V degree, awarded for special merits to Panta Mihajlović by King Aleksandar I Obrenović in 1900; The Certificate which Panta Mihajlović received in 1883 from the Ministry of National Economy of the Kingdom of Serbia, "that he built telephone lines within the prescribed period and, based on that, fulfilled the conditions of the concession, so it should not be taken away from him".

Motifs on the envelope: personal phone of King Petar I Karađorđević; regular issue of the postage stamp, with the image of King Petar I Karađorđević from 1911, draft M. Marković, cut P. Aničić, and the press of the State Stamp Office in Belgrade; this stamp was made in 12 different values and in a different color for each denomination. In the background Bellinograph – a device for transferring documents and photos on the Belgrade – Paris line, acquired in 1937 and installed in 1938, in the Palace of the Main Post Office in Takovska Street.

All the motifs depicted are from the collection of the PTT Museum.

Expert collaboration: PTT Museum, Belgrade Graphic realization of the issue: Nadežda Skočajić, Academic Graphic Artist

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