Limousines & passenger cars

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Werner Salentin, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Starting a new thread with portrait stamps of two gentlemen:
    Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz.
    Independent of each other,they built the first autos,driven by combustion-
    engines.
    In front of the lower stamp is the Benz-Patentwagen,built in 1885 and patented in 1886.
    Daimler´s car,the first on four wheels,was built one year later.
    Not much later in France and other countries similar vehicles were built.
    On the stamp Carl Benz is in the drivers seat,while Gottlieb Daimler had a
    chauffer.
    Daimler also built the first motor-cycle and the first motor-boat.
    Till today the Daimler-Benz A.G. (trademark-name Mercedes-Benz) is a very
    successful car-manufacturer.
    Upper stamps issued Feb.15th,1936 in Berlin at the "International Car- and
    Motorcycles Exhibition" (I.A.A.) and Feb.24th nationwide.
    Lower stamp,issued on Feb.16th,1939 was also sold at the I.A.A. of this year
    only.Free sale started from March 5th.
     
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  2. Ponderowsa

    Ponderowsa New Member

    Thanks for the descriptive background.
     
  3. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Member

    Hi there, this is not a limousine stamp per se, but I thought you might find this amusing. It took 3000 stamps to cover a Trabant 601 automobile, shown as it was parked in a Berlin Street on August 11, 2007.
    The coverage was made permanent with a special coat of paint by it IMG_0001 (2).jpg s stamp dealer owner.
    Apparently it was claimed that there were enough stamps to actually post it (to where ?), but I find that claim doubtful !
     
  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    The other two stamps of the set issued Feb,16th,1939:
    12+8 Pfg. Autounion (foreground ?) and Mercedes racing cars.
    The two were dominating the racing world in the years before the war.
    Autounion today is Audi,part of the Volkswagen-group.
    25+10 Pfg. KdF-Wagen,later called Volkswagen.
    Constructed by Ferdinand Porsche,the "beetle" became one of the
    most iconic cars ever.
    KdF = Kraft durch Freude.
    The KdF was a Nazi-organization to promote living-standards and
    recreational activities of all kinds for all Germans.
     
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  5. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    The stamps are probably worth far more than the car.........:cat:
     
  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued May 18th,1939;
    I could not find any information about this set.I can only guess,that it´s
    sale was restricted,because it is relatively expensive,compared to
    other issues of those years.
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    The only three other stamps of this subject issued in Germany till the
    end of the war: issued (from top) Sept.15th,1939,May 16th,1941 and
    May 1944 (no exact day known).
    Featured is cross-country driving,what came handy as training for
    driving in Russia.
     
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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Traffic education:
    transport exhibition in Munic,road-transport,issued June 20th,1953 (from
    a set of 4)
    New road-traffic rules,issued April 16th,1971
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Daimler´s and Benz´ vehicles again,75 Years motorcars,
    issued July 3rd,1961.
    A few days ago I recieved the annual report of Daimler.
    It is no longer Daimler-Benz,but I don´t know since when.However
    the company will be renamed again later this year: Mercedes-Benz.
    Last year Daimler produced about 2.8 millions cars,half a million less
    than in 2018.Sales were down by more than 10% but the profit
    increased by 50% ! Biggest market for Daimler (Mercedes) is China,
    followed by Germany and the US.
     
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  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    defintives,road-savety,issued:
    25 & 60 Pfg. Sept.10th,1971
    70 Pfg. June 5th,1973.
    Printed in coils and also in sheets of 100.
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Historic cars,issued April 15th,1982;
    40+20 Pfg. Benz-Patent-Motorwagen, 1886
    50+25 Pfg. Mercedes Touring-Car, 1924
    60+30 Pfg. Hanomag "Kommißbrot", 1925 ("Kommißbrot" because it
    looks similar to a bread-loaf,as were made for the army)
    90+45 Pfg. Opel-Olympia, 1937
     
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  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    The I.A.A. is claimed to be the largest (bi-annual) automobile exhibition worldwide.It was moved from Berlin to Frankfurt/Main in 1953.
    Stamp issued July 14th,1983.
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Automobil centenary,issued Jan.16th,1986;
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    5th anniversary of the opening of the inner-german borders.
    The car shown,is the iconic GDR-car "Trabant".
    Stamp issued Nov.9th,1994;
     
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  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Obviously a Ferrari (Michael Schumacher),issued Feb.18th,1999;
    from a set of 4;
     
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  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Two stamps,commemorating the 100th anniversaries of Auto-Clubs.
    AvD,issued April 27th,1999
    ADAC,issued May 8th,2003
    The ADAC with more than 21 millions members is the number one in
    Germany.Critics claim it is more a business in the service sector,than
    a club.Shown is a service-car and a heliocopter for ambulance-flights
    and traffic-control.
    The AvD is a more "aristocratic"club,with only 200.000 members.
    The car shown is the "Maybach DSH Pullman-Transformation-Cabriolet"
    from 1936.A super-luxury-vehicle powered by a 12 cylinder engine.
    (Cabriolet = Convertible)
     
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  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    BMW "Isetta",
    VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau "Trabant"
    Volkswagen "Beetle"
    Stamps issued Dec.5th,2002.
     
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  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    the last two of the same set:
    Mercedes 300 SL ,just a dream-car ! (today costs around one million
    Euros,top price was close to 3.5 millions.The original price was DM 29.000
    equivalent to € 15.000)
    Borgward Isabella Coupé,possible the most elegant car built in Germany,
    ever.
     
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  19. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    VEB Automobilwerke Eisenach,Wartburg 311 Coupe.The most elegant
    car ever,produced in the DDR (GDR).It was the only car what was exported to western countries in considerable numbers,earning hard currency for the GDR.

    Opel Rekord: Opel was part of General Motors since 1929,when the Opel
    family sold out.In 1928 Opel was biggest car-producer in Germany and
    in 1937 in Europe (by numbers).
    After the war Opel had their best years in the 60th,70th and 80th.Due to
    missmanagement,GM ran down their most profitable car-roducing company.Finally,what was left of Opel was sold in 2017 to Stellantis.
    Stellantis is the holding of Fiat and Peugeot/Citroen with many brands
    of cars.

    Ford Taunus 17 MP3: nicknamed the "Badewanne" (bath-tub)

    stamps issued Oct.9th,2003;
     
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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Porsche,the most classic design of all modern cars.Still not looking
    much different today and going very strong.Subsidiary of Volkswagen.

    DKW 1000S,good looking,affordable,but powered by a Two-Takt-Engine.
    DKW part of Auto Union,today Audi,subsidiary of Volkswagen.
     
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