Historical motorcycles of Hungary appeared on new stamps

September 23rd, 2014

According to info got by FindYourStampsValue.com, Magyar Posta issued a special miniature sheet stamp entitled "Hungarian old-timer motorcycles". The sheet contains twelve stamps depicting historical motorcycles. It was released on the 9th of September.

The special postage stamp shows a stylised motorcycle wheel with spokes and a valve, where the tyre is formed by words. The special feature of the miniature sheet is that for the first time in the history of issuing Hungarian stamps. The new stamp was produced by Prime Rate and Pénzjegynyomda, using the photographs of József Maróti, based on the plans of Attila Elekes, stamp designer graphic artist.

It was the Royal Hungarian Post Office, which, in 1900, for the first time in Europe, automated letter and parcel delivery by using the tricycle designed by János Csonka. By this Magyar Posta acquired unquestionable merits in the history of Hungarian motorcycle production technology.

The twelve Hungarian motorcycles shown on the miniature sheet represent the most popular motorcycles manufactured in Hungary. The last Hungarian motorcycle production line finished its operation in 1975 in Csepel.

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