Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the draisine bicycle. One special stamp introduced by Croatian Post Mostar

July 3rd, 2017

The bicycle was invented all the way back in 1817. A certain Baron Karl von Drais needed to get around easier while working in the Royal Gardens and came up with the idea of sitting on a platform with two wheels and propelling himself with his feet. In such a way the draisine bicycle was invented.

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to introduce a special Croatian Post Mostar’s stamp issue that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the draisine bicycle and invites our reader to appreciate the design of this item.

The design’s author is Ariana Noršić, face value at 2,90 BAM printed in the printing house Zrinski Čakovec and has been used in postal traffic from June 12th 2017.

History records various examples of vehicles that are powered by human strength so the discovery of the bicycle cannot be tied to the name of a particular inventor. The German baron Karl von Drais is mentioned as the first bicycle driver who in 1817 made a bicycle called draisine.

Crisis and the lack of food at the beginning of the 19th century prompted him to find a replacement for the horse that would be used for transportation so he invented Laufmaschine (“running machine”) which was later called draisine.