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Old 17th June 2011, 14:25   #1
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Hi, as there is no thread dedicated to stamps with a subject of our interest and so thought of creating one. Let us see what others can contribute with.
I have kept this to 1975, but can always discuss on this limit.
I got this idea when I saw some really huge collection on our subject, never realised that there were so many. Indian stamps will be few, but yet they are there.
Trucks, busses and cycles with and without motor are welcome.

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Here is one good site featuring some army stamps. Some might be of interest to you

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Old 17th June 2011, 18:24   #3
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Hi, as mentioned before, Indian stamps with vintage and classic cars including lorries etc. are hard to come by, but they are there. Like this one.
This is a difficult thread, one has to make efforts and locate suitable stamps. Let us see what comes out over this weekend.

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Phew, we are back with stamps.
So watch your feet. A pj (poor joke) was often cracked in our chidhood days in that we would ask someone if he wanted stamps, and if the reply was affirmative, we would proceed to stamp on their feet. Childish, but we were children at that time and collected stamps (those on printed paper).

Stamp collecting was a widely popular hobby and a huge business. So many hawkers at Flora Fountain in Mumbai sold them. I used to sit and go through boxes of the stuff lying with dealers and select the genuine stuff. It became a big business so that fancy stamps were printed for sale to collectors, these stamps rarely saw an envelope. Fancy countries like Fujeira, Ras Al Khaima, Romana, eyc. printed these in bulk. To my mind these are of no real value. The two which are here below are examples of this.

In the stamps, they have mentioned Chrysler 1908 - 1970, this is not the period the company existed, but one car is supposed to be of 1908, the other of 1970.

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Courtesy: USPS website: http://www.usps.com/communications/n...5/sr05_037.pdf

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’53 Chevrolet Corvette
The fiberglass-bodied two-seater Corvette captured the public’s imagination with its sleek styling and sense of fun. Only 300 hand-built, white, with red interior and black convertible-top models were produced in 1953. A marked departure from other GM designs, its sporty appearance promised speed and high performance.In 1955, GM added a V-8 engine to raise the bar for the competition.
’54 Kaiser Darrin
The two-seater featured retractable doors that slid forward into the front fenders; a clever pointed, compact grille; long sloping lines; and a three-position Landau top. Nine months after it went into production, the last of 435 Kaiser Darrins rolled off the assembly line. It could not compete with theCorvette which boasted more horsepower and sold for slightly less. Dutch Darrin himself bought 100 of the left-over cars and refitted them with powerful Cadillac V-8 engines. They sold quickly, but the Kaiser era had passed.
’52 Nash-Healey
An elegant little sports car famous for its hybridized styling drew on the creative genius of three countries. The U.S. created the six-cylinder engine, England engineered the chassis, and Italy added the body before returning it to the U.S. With only 150 made, it priced itself out of the market. Sold exclusively in the U.S., the high-performing hybrid had a moment of glory when it came in first in its class and third overall in the 1952 LeMans sports car race in France.
’53 Studebaker Starliner
The Starliner was low-slung, long and wide, and light on the chrome to give it a sophisticated, European look. Some considered it "the first American sports car." It was proclaimed "a work of art" by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which selected the Starliner as the lone American representative for the 1953 exhibition, "Ten Automobiles."
’55 Ford Thunderbird
Ford introduced the flashy 1955 Thunderbird in 1954 and dubbed it "a sports car with luxury"—a contradiction in terms, since sports cars at that time were built for appearance and performance, not comfort. The Thunderbird featured a steel body, interchangeable hard and soft tops, an overhead valve V-8 engine, and roll-up windows, as well as a host of luxury options. Styling remained essentially the same until 1958 when Ford converted it to a four-seater.

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The stamps feature:
39p - 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
45p - 1926 Bugatti Type 37
55p - 1933 Austin 7
60p - 1938 Citroen Light 15 Roadster
72p - 1946 Morris 10/4 Saloon
80p - 1949 Rover 75 Sports Saloon

Raab Rakha.

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Ah, here comes a thread in vintage section where I can contribute something - I do have a moderate collection of Automobile themed stamps and many of them are of vintage cars. I hope I will be able to click them and post them soon.
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Hi, as there is no thread dedicated to stamps with a subject of our interest and so thought of creating one. Let us see what others can contribute with.

Trucks, busses and cycles with and without motor are welcome.

Cheers harit

Some teaser pics! Sorry for the bad quality - these are quick pics I took using my BB when I went home for lunch. Will post clear pictures later.

I have some stamps of vintage bikes and trucks too - will click them and post.
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Some stamps from my collection. Please feel free to remove if any of the stamps do not adhere to the theme of this thread.
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These are stamps on cars and commercial vehicles released nearly three decades ago in the erstwhile Soviet Union.
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Some more from my collection:
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Old 22nd June 2011, 09:40   #11
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Few stamps of Trucks, vans and other machinery (making a separate post since this is not cars, but other form of transports):
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Hi, ariesonu, theexperthand, manish and anjan, nice stamps.

Here are some more belonging to the set of which I had posted two stamps earlier. I have one more for that set but that is stuck in the album. Have to see how to carefully remove it without damaging the stamp or the album.

Which gave me two thoughts.
These stamps being commercial and mainly for collectors, many bore the cancellation stamp, yet they still had the gum at the back, meaning that though they were cancelled, they were practically unused. I am not much in favour of such stamps.
Another observation is that in the set which I have put up, they have two values of the same denomination, there are two different stamps with 30 DH face value, one below and the other in my post above. Normally a set will have different values.

In the stamps posted above, I have some observations. Many are damaged or the corners are folded, this should be avoided. Maybe stamps were ripped of the envelope, soaking in water or steaming them off is much better and less chance of damage. And corners should be kept straight, the folds often happen when not stored or handled properly.

Many stamps are of vehicles post 1975, but they are still nice. Lets see some cycles too, with and without motor.

I have seen that scanned images of stamps show up better than the photos, but photography may be easier.

theexperthand has quite a large collection of motoring theme stamps, was that the focus in your collection from the beginning?

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Old 22nd June 2011, 12:17   #13
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Hi Harith,

Most of these stamps were collected by me during my school time (8th std to 10th std) and I used to rip them from from envelopes - was not aware of the proper techniques and never had good means to store them. That is why most of the stamps have some damage.

I was always interested in automobiles from my childhood days and so naturally had a special affinity to stamps which have anything related to automobiles in them.

I have small collections like famous personalities, famous buildings, birds, flowers etc. It was entirely coincidental that I took my stamp albums from attick when i visited my home town last month, and brought them to Bangalore with me. Now, I feel really happy to have done that.

PS: I have sent you a PM. waiting for the reply to post the rest few stamps I have with me.

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Some stamps of Bikes:
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Some miscellaneous automobile themed stamps:

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