This stamp features the Model D from 1899 in its factory state, with its original identification number, chassis and bodywork.
In 1882, the company De Dion-Bouton was created and with it, the entire French car industry. In 1889, the first combustion was invented by the Marquis Albert de Dion and Georges Bouton.
The first car wasn't made available until 1899. This was the Model D, vis-à-vis (face to face).
|Type:||Vis-à-Vis, Type D, 1899|
|Engine:||no. 688, 402 cc, water cooled single-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke:||80 x 80 mm|
|Unladen weight:||410 Kg|
|Maximum speed:||35 kmph|
surface carburettor, battery ignition system AND high voltage coil, joint transmission, gearbox and clutch unit.
Mark Heine is a Canadian artist who has worked on stamp designs for the Canadian, United States, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg post offices. In total, the artist has designed illustrations for 40 stamp commissions.
Born in 1961, into a family of artists, Mark Heine was awarded the BC Lieutenant-Governor's Art Scholarship at age 18. Four years later, he graduated with honours from the Applied Arts Program at Capilano University.
The artist currently lives in beautiful Victoria on Vancouver Island, with his partner and their two daughters.
|Price for the set:||€0,65|
|Drawings:||Mark Heine (Canada)|
|Layout:||Dechmann Communication (L)|
|Printing:||High-resolution four-colour offset,
plate gilding with transparent film by Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F)
|Format:||40 x 31.50 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|