Special collections


Outstanding samples of the collections of four renowned Greek cultural organizations will enhance the two large halls of NOTOS 2015.

Historical Archive National Bank of Greece: Samples of the National Bank collections
An impressive exhibit for Aspiotis Printers, leader of the field for practically the whole of the 20th century, which primarily specializes on stages of stamp production (artists’ designs, essays, proofs etc.). The exhibit includes samples of a large variety of other Aspiotis products, as well as samples of other collections of the National Bank.

SOFIA Foundation: Collecting Matchbox
Hundreds of model cars, boxes, cases, books, catalogs, advertisements, displays and so much more, a complete picture with examples from all periods of the Matchbox, the beloved, timeless and classic brand of children toys. A small sample of the great Toy Collection of SOFIA Foundation.

Athens Railway Museum Memorabilia of the Hellenic railways

George Dolianitis Library: The “Olympia” exhibitions 1859, 1870, 1875, 1888-89
The precursor of the revival of the 1896 Olympic Games. Initiated and sponsored by the national and Olympic benefactor Evangelis Zappas (1800-1865).

George Dolianitis Library: The town of Marathon as perpetual inspiration
The Marathon race of the Athens 1896 and 1906 Olympic Games.

Alexandros Korogiannakis‘ preliminary designs of stamps that were never issued will be exhibited in one frame by Ms. Anna Korogiannaki.

Original designs of contemporary Greek stamps by Ms. Myrsini Vardopoulou of the Hellenic Post, Philatelic Bureau, will also be on display.