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PLIANT ABONAMENT

THE HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOBILE

Romfilatelia continues the series of postage stamps themes dedicated to automobile enthusiasts, introducing into circulation on Thursday, January 26th this year, The history of the automobile issue, consisting of four stamps, 1 First Day Cover and a set of maxi-cards for maximaphily.

The inventor of the automobile in the modern sense is Karl Benz. This engineer of German origin obtained the patent for the automobile, somewhere in the year 1886. His car was called Motorwagen and represented an automobile based on a four-stroke explosion engine. The car only reached 16 km/h. For this issue, Romfilatelia chose the electric car Jamais Contente, (“Never Satisfied”), illustrated on the stamp with the nominal value of 2.30 lei, the first vehicle that exceeded the speed of 100 kilometers per hour. Also illustrated are: a car produced by the De Dion-Bouton company (on the stamp with the nominal value of 3 lei), one bearing the Brasier brand (on the stamp with the nominal value of 9 lei) and another produced by the American company Duryea (on the stamp with the nominal value of 19.50 lei). 

Romfilatelia brings thanks to Engineer Marius Muntean, Ph.D., author of the book “Pioneers of Car Racing”, for the documentary support given to the development of this postage stamps issue.

The philatelic issue will be available starting Thursday, January 26th, 2023, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 336 93 92

pr@romfilatelia.ro

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