New Stamps from Bosnia and Herzegovina

200th Anniversary of the Draisine Bicycle

bosnia bicycle stampHistory records various examples of vehicles that are powered by human strength so the discovery of bicycle cannot be tied to the name of a particular inventor. The German baron Karl von Drais is mentioned as the first bicycle driver who in 1817 made a bicycle called draisine. Crisis and the lack of food at the beginning of the 19th century prompted him to find a replacement for the horse that would be used for transportation so he invented Laufmaschine („running machine“) which was later called draisine.

The simple bike construction didn’t change significantly from the basic concept but the technological improvement brought implementation of better quality materials. Today, bikes are the most commonly used vehicles in the world. Bike construction depends on what they are intended for, bikes for recreation are practical and comfortable while sports bikes are used in competitions and are made from lighter and more durable materials. (Željka Šaravanja)

Issue Date: 12.06.2017 Designer: Ariana Noršić Printer: Zrinski d.d. Čakovec
Size: 35,50 x 29,82 mm  Values: 2,90 BAM

Radoslav Dodig

bosnia radoslav stampRadoslav Dodig was one of the most famous Herzegovinians and his love for archaeology and history was unimaginable. He was born on 6 April 1954 at Prolog (Ljubuški). He completed secondary education at the classical gymnasium in Split and studied classical philology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje. Due to the incurable disease, he was unable to present his PhD thesis, titled „Rise and Fall of Ardiaei”. He died on 17 June 2016 in Ljubuški, where he was buried.It is difficult to describe just how diverse and rich his life was. Radoslav Dodig was an archaeologist, philologist, historian, journalist, columnist, polyglot and a true „living encyclopaedia”, also known as the double winner of Kviskoteka, a highly popular general knowledge quiz show, broadcast by the Zagreb (Croatia) Television in the 1980-1995 period. He was an active associate of the „Matica hrvatska” (Matrix Croatica), President of the „Matica hrvatska” Ljubuški-based branch office, member of the Croatian Archaeological Society, Croatian Philological Society, editor at the „Stećak” series published by ZIRAL. He actively participated in the political life of 1990 and held several positions in the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the time. He was engaged in research and protection of cultural and historical heritage, especially that of Ljubuški and Herzegovina. He has published over 100 research, professional and peer reviewed papers, as well as reviews from the fields of history, archaeology and philology. Radoslav Dodig’s legacy includes his outstanding contribution as a member of the Stamp Advisory Committee in the stamp selection process of the Croatian Post Mostar. This institution has decided to pay tribute to him by issuing the postage stamp in his honour on the occasion of his first death anniversary. (Željka Šaravanja)

Issue Date: 17.06.2017 Printer: Zrinski d.d. Čakovec  Size: 48,28 x 35,50mm Values: BAM 0.90

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