This stamp shows an Opel 10/20 which was found in a barn in East Germany and which was restored in 1998.
Following the fall of the iron curtain in 1989, an old Opel 10/20 was discovered in the barn of a farm in East Germany. The car needed substantial refurbishment. After extensive research, the car was finally fully restored in 1998.
Données techniques :
|Type:||10/20 PS « Großer Motorwagen », 1909|
|Engine:||2614 cc, 4 cylinders (in line)|
|Power:||20 hp at 1600 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke:||80 x 130 mm|
|Maximum speed:||65 kmph|
|Special features:||lubrication using oil-filled vane pumps, called "Baggerölung" by Opel, mechanical 4-speed gearbox, cone clutch, battery ignition with automatic advance, brakes on universal joint and rear wheels operated by rods.|
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.
|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|