Collection "Sfragistics" (stamps) List of all National History Museum collectionsSewing CollectionChest and other honors and awards collectionNumismatics and Sphragistics CollectionUrban Wear and Uniforms Collection"Bronze Age" collection from the middle of the XNUMXth millennium BC. until the end of the XNUMXnd millennium BC."Photographs from the Revival" Collection "Documents from the Revival" CollectionCollection Bulgaria (XV – XVII century)"Anchors and Poles" CollectionCollection "Graphics" (stamps)Collection "Fund Library - Old"Collection "Traditional Clothing"Weapons CollectionCollection "Documents after 1944"Collection "Documents from the period 1878 - 1944."Collection "Jewelry XVIII - XX century"Fabric CollectionFlags CollectionCollection "Watches""Posters" CollectionCollection "Photographs from the period 1878 - 1944."Collection "Fund Library - New" To collections Plan a visit The "Sfragistics" collection of the National History Museum consists of over 800 items. These are mostly stamps chronologically covering the period from the 60th to the XNUMXs of the XNUMXth century, which can be divided into several groups: Seals of state institutions and establishments - here should be indicated a seal with the coat of arms of the Principality of Bulgaria from the 90s, seals of ministries, municipalities, diplomatic missions abroad, military units, etc. Seals of schools, community centers and cultural institutions, among which a seal of the Ephoria of Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi, seals of the National Theater and the National Opera, of the community center "G. S. Rakovski" in Sofia, at the music school in Varna, etc. Personal seals of prominent Bulgarians such as generals Nikifor Nikiforov and Radko Dimitriev, of Prof. Vasil Zlatarski and Prof. Petar Nikov, of Col. Ivan Stanchev, etc. Especially valuable is the preserved seal of the Kotlen merchant Matei Hadjipetrov from the middle of the XNUMXth century. Seals related to the activity of the Bulgarian Exarchate in the late XNUMXth and early XNUMXth centuries. Among them are the seals of the Exarchate, the seal of Exarch Joseph I, the Metropolitan Meletius of Veles, Bulgarian municipalities, schools and churches in Odrin Thrace and Macedonia.Personal seals with inscriptions in the Ottoman Turkish language, with some of the oldest items in the collection belonging to this group. Stamps related to the activities of the Communist Party in Bulgaria before and after September 9, 1944 - of party groups and organizations from various Bulgarian settlements, partisan stamps, stamps of local organizations, of the Union of Fighters against Fascism; fake police stamps, etc. Copies and reproductions of stamps from the Bulgarian revival, including stamps used in the revolutionary activity of Vasil Levski, personal stamps of prominent revivalists, stamps of community centers and schools. Postmark of Princess Maria Louisa. The monogram of Maria Luisa is engraved - intertwined letters M. and L., crowned by a crown. Seal of the Bulgarian Zemstvo Army, 1810 (reproduction). The Bulgarian Zemstvo is a military formation of Bulgarian volunteers who participated in the Russo-Turkish War (1806 – 1812) as part of the Russian army. Seal of the charity committee "Edinstvo" - Gabrovo, 1878. Personal stamp of Prof. Vasil Zlatarski, one of the most prominent Bulgarian medievalists and scholars of the first half of the XNUMXth century. Personal seal of an Ottoman dignitary, probably from the XNUMXth century. Made of gold and carnelian. One of the oldest exhibits from the collection. Four-sided seal of Dimitar Stanchov, a notable Bulgarian diplomat and politician from the end of the XNUMXth and the beginning of the XNUMXth century. Wax seal with the coat of arms of the Principality of Bulgaria, used in the 90s. Seal of Metropolitan Meletius of Veles. Part of the series of stamps in the NIM collection, related to the activities of the Bulgarian Exarchate at the beginning of the XNUMXth century. A personal wax seal of an unknown person, in which the handle is shaped like a full-length figure of Napoleon. Personal seal from 1850 of Matei Hadzhipetrov A representative of one of the richest and most prominent Kotlen families of the XNUMXth century.