New Stamps from Austria

Delta Gnom

austria delta gnom stampAustria has issued a stamp on historical manufacturer – Delta Gnom on 7th March 2015. It depicts the bike produced by this manufacturer. Made in Vienna from the nineteen-twenties by the Engler, Wolmersdorfer Company, the Delta Gnom was one of a number of smaller machines competing for the market, ceasing production in the ‘thirties.

Post-war, the firm resumed two-wheeler manufacturing, in competition with Puch and others, for the Austrian market. Well-built, reliable but always-sold in small numbers, the Delta Gnom survived until 1955, making survivors rather rare.

Easter Bunny

austria easter stampsThe stamp depicts Easter Bunny released on 7th of March 2015.The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide.

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