New Europa 2013 Stamps

Hungary

\"hungaryThe subject for this year’s stamps is ‘The Postman Van’. The prizes for the best EUROPA stamp are awarded based on the decision of the professional jury and the online vote. Magyar Posta’s entry for 2013 shows a 1914 Csonka parcel delivery van on one stamp and a Ford postman’s van on the other.

Date of issue: 3 May 2013 ,Total face value: HUF 940  ,Number of copies issued: 80,000 ,Imperforated size of the miniature sheet: 120 x 70 mm, ,perforated size of the stamps: 40 x 25 mm  ,Printed by ANY Security Printing Company  ,Designed by Zsolt Vidák

 Russia

\"russiaThe Russian Post is one of the oldest in Europe, it started in the 9th-10th centuries. The coachman driving was used to deliver written messages; it was a system of postal yards (yams), connecting cities of Russia with Moscow. In the first half of the 18th century the coachman driving gave place to post troikas among the advantages of which there were high speed, endurance, large capacity and good passability.The era of famous Russian troikas came to an end when horses were replaced by the railway transport and cars. In the 20th century, the troika lost its national importance at all, but nevertheless it remains popular as a constant attribute of folk festivals.

Design: V. Beltukov.Denomination: 15 rubles. Size of stamp: 65х32,5 mm.Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2х4) stamps. Circulation: 400 thousand copies (50 thousand sheets).

Germany

\"germanyThe pictured on the stamp Lloyd Paketzustellwagen was built in 1908 in Bremen from the North German automobile and engine Fabrik AG (Namag), the later Hansa-Lloyd works.

How many delivery vehicles of the former German Reich Post featured the Lloyd an environmentally friendly electric drive. The petrol engine was not very developed at this time and in city driving with frequent stops and a daily driving distance of 50 km, the electric drive was at an advantage. Therefore the imperial post had already begun in 1899, the first electrically powered vehicles.

For parcel delivery and postal collection in the cities electric vehicles took the post since the 1920s, with 70% of all vehicles predominantly. In 1938 the imperial post had over 2,600 electric trucks in operation. The vehicles were extraordinarily robust and had an incredibly long life: many of the assets acquired during the 1920s, electric cars weremore than 40 years in operation until 1968.

Since trucks with diesel or gasoline engine were always cheaper through mass production to purchase and the price of the regular swap batteries always continued to rise, the operation of the small fleet of electric trucks was uneconomical for the post eventually. From 1954 no new electric vehicles more were procured.

Date of Issue-2 May 2013,Design- Günter Gamroth, Nuremberg,Value-58 Cent,Width-44.20mm Height 26.20mm,Printer- Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Werk Leipzig Wertpapierdruckerei,Process-multo color offset

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