Special stamp set – Classic cars

2 December 2014

After the trades of yesteryear, POST Philately has launched a new set of charity stamps. In 2014, four vintage cars are featured.

In total, 16 classic cars are represented. These cars were registered in Luxembourg and driven around Europe. This series of stamps was produced in collaboration with the Veteran and Vintage Car Club of Luxembourg asbl.

De Dion-Bouton, vis-à-vis, Type D, 1899

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). 

Technical data: 

Type: Vis-à-Vis, Type D, 1899
Engine: no. 688, 402 cc, water cooled single-cylinder
Power: 3.5 hp
Bore x Stroke: 80 x 80 mm
Unladen weight: 410 Kg
Maximum speed: 35 kmph
Special features:

surface carburettor, battery ignition system AND high voltage coil, joint transmission, gearbox and clutch unit. 


The artist

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: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
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

Peugeot Bébé, 1904

This stamp features a picture of the Peugeot Bébé. This car allowed Peugeot to establish itself in a new market in 1904

The Peugeot Bébé or Baby was built in Audincourt, France. The Type 69 was unique in that it used rack and pinion steering.

Données techniques :

Type: Modèle 69, appelé Bébé, 1904
Engine: 652 cc, single-cylinder
Power: 6 hp
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 94 mm
Maximum speed: 41 km/h
Special features: mechanical three-speed gearbox, cone clutch, hot-tube ignition, joint transmission

The artist

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: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
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

Opel 10/20, 1909

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.

The artist

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: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
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

Renault AX, 1910

This stamps shows a Renault AX, a very popular model at the start of the 20th century

This car had a very simple design, allowing theRenault AX to be mass produced. It was a popular car, and was sold at a modest price for an car with two-seater chassis bodywork.

Technical data :

Type: Voiturette AX, 2-seater, 1910
Chassis No.: 24468
Engine: 1060 cc, 2 cylinders
Power: 8 hp
Bore x Stroke: 75 x 120 mm
Maximum speed: 55 kmph
Maximum speed: centralised drop-by-drop lubrication, three-speed cone clutch mechanical gearbox, high-speed, worm steering gear assembly.

The artist

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: 3,75 + 0,50 = €4,25 
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

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