Famous Bicycle Stamps

Coolgardie Cycle Express Service operated in the gold fields area of Coolgardie/Western Australia between 1894 and1896. Paper from Dr. Maurice Alan Mishkel published on the website "Australian Postal History & Social Philately".

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Drammens Expresbureau operated in Drammen/Norway from 1890-1891. Article written in 2000 Jean-Pierre Mangin, President of the EAP at that time. Compare "Le Cycle et la Poste", page 78.


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La poste cycliste de Fresno à San Francisco - juillet 1894
  part I  - (french) by Jean-Pierre Mangin et René Geslin, published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in Philatelie Quebec Revue no 133, December 1988 : pages 22-25

La poste cycliste de Fresno à San Francisco - juillet 1894  part II - (french) by Jean-Pierre Mangin et René Geslin, published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in Philatelie Quebec Revue no 134, January 1989 : pages 30-32

Fresno - San Francisco   Bicycle Mail during the strike of the American Railway Union members in 1894

The Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail of 1894   by Richard C. Frajola

Mysterious Bicycle Stamp   Indian labels for boxes of bicycle pedals??? Who knows?

Postes Moulins operated in Timaru/New Zealand from 1968 to 1969. Article from Peter Valdner.

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The Concord Bicycle Stamp Article from Gordon Stimmell published in THE PENNY POST Vol. 4, No. 2 in April 1994 (Excerpt with the friendly permission of the Carriers and Locals Society.)   ---   This company operated a Public Messenger Service in Concord New Hampshire in the years 1895 to … 1887(?) – managed by F. H. Crapo. Big size, deplorable condition and rough crayon(?) cancellation indicate that these stamps were probably used for the transport of parcels. This assumption is supported by the fact, that no covers with these stamps were ever found.

Find Item No. 8? - The Editor's Desk Foreword from Gordon Stimmell published in THE PENNY POST Vol. 5, No. 2 in April 1995 (Excerpt with the friendly permission of the Carriers and Locals Society.)

Find Item No. 9 - Letters to the Editor Foreword from Gordon Stimmell published in THE PENNY POST Vol. 6, No. 2 in April 1996 (Excerpt with the friendly permission of the Carriers and Locals Society.)

Find Item No. 10 - The Mysterious World of Locals Article from Gordon Stimmell published in THE PENNY POST Vol. 7, No. 1 in January 1997 (Excerpt with the friendly permission of the Carriers and Locals Society.)



 

Articles - bicycle stamps collecting

Cycle and Motorcycle Manufacturers - Great Britain perfins (English) by Roy Gault, published by “The Perfin Society” in the December 2009 society bulletin.

The Story behind the Stamp  - 1949 Across Germany for the green ribbon of the IRA (english) by Thomas Matthies; 19th June 2017

The Story behind the Stamp  - 1949 Across Germany for the green ribbon of the IRA (english) by Thomas Matthies; continued 12th January 2018

Aristocracia Filatélica y Economía Temática (Spanish) by Jordi Quintana published in La Lupa/Un blog de Filatelia Temática; February 2018

Une histoire du vélocipède (French) by Albán Andreu published in Timbres magazine; July/August 2011, page 72-75

 

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La Bicicleta Cumple 200 Anos  The bicycle is 200 years old (Spanish) by Jordi Quintana, published in EL ECO; July-August 2017, page 31-32

200 anys en bicicleta (1817-2017)  200 Years on Bicycle (Catalan) by Jordi Quintana, published in Finusgab Journal

Schneller als die Kutsche Faster than the Coach (German) by Torsten Berndt, published by Schaper Philatelie-Verlag/Alfeld in DEUTSCHE BRIEFMARKEN-ZEITUNG (DBZ); 14/2017, page 18-22

Fortschritt auf zwei Rädern Progress on two Wheels (German) by Dieter Heinrich, published by Philapress/Göttingen in BRIEFMARKEN SPIEGEL (BMS); 7/2017, page 32-34


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- tax stamps in France during the years 1943–1948 (german) by Hans-Werner Salzmann, published in the April 2018 edition of “philatelie” – the member’s magazine of BDPh (Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V.)

La Taxe sur les Vélocipèdes - French tax on bicycles during the years 1892–1958 (french) by Daniel Spano président de la SFPF (Société française de philatélie fiscale), published in the delcampe magazin no. 21 (May/June 2018), pages 42 - 51.


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Le Tour de France en philatélie - published in the delcampe magazin no. 14 (July/August 2017), pages 22 - 27.


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Les entiers de la poste pneumatique de Paris – 1ère partie - French postal stationeries delivered by pneumatic tube system in Paris during the years 1879-1901 (french) by Hervé Barbelin, published in the delcampe magazin no. 21 (May/June 2018), pages 14 - 24. In 1902 the service was extended to the suburbs of Paris – where cyclists delivered the mail outside the pneumatic tube system.

Les entiers de la poste pneumatique de Paris – 2ème partie - French postal stationeries delivered by pneumatic tube system in Paris during the years 1880-1896 (french) by Hervé Barbelin, published in the delcampe magazin no. 22 (July/August 2018), pages 32 - 42. In 1902 the service was extended to the suburbs of Paris – where cyclists delivered the mail outside the pneumatic tube system.

Das Unternehmen Albion - field post of cyclists troops (german) by Hans-Werner Salzmann, published in “philatelie” – the member’s magazine of BDPh (Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V.). See also Mit dem Fahrrad an die Front


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Théodore: champion cycliste  - (english) by Thomas Matthies; 1st February 2018; see also Théodore Champion, cyclisme et philatéliste (Régent Roy, 2006)

Théodore Champion, cyclisme et philatéliste  -  (french) by Régent Roy, published in 'Spécial, vélos sur timbres' (chapter 'L’art, la philatélie et la bicyclette', page 50 and 51). This magazine was published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in 2006 as part of the 6th Montreal bicycle expodium (6e Vélo Expodium de Montréal)

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La bicyclette, et une très grand championne  – Diane Roy - (french) by Régent Roy, published in “Spécial cyclisme” (page 4 - 8). This magazine was published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in 2006 as part of the 'Salon du livre de l’Estrie' in Sherbrooke/Canada

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Bicyclette et Cyclisme – première partie  - (french) by Régent Roy, published in 'Spécial cyclisme' (page 9 - 22). This magazine was published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in 2006 as part of the 'Salon du livre de l’Estrie' in Sherbrooke/Canada. First published in Philatelie Quebec Revue no 254, May-June 2005, centerfold : pages A-P
Bicyclette et Cyclisme – chronique no. 2  - (french) by Régent Roy, published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in Philatelie Quebec Revue no 255, July-August 2005 : pages 37-42

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Une belle et grande initiative au 'coeur' du Québec  - (french) by Régent Roy, published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in Philatelie Quebec Revue no 253, March-April 2005 : pages 26-27


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Spécial vélos sur timbres  -  (french) by Régent Roy, published by Philatélie Québec (FQP) in 2008 on the occasion of '6e Salon Vélo Expodium' in Montréal/Canada). A complete book with 68 pages. In 19 chapters topics such as history, sports, toys, tandems, Canadian stamps, traffic safety, postal service, professional use, personalized stamps, philately, Théodore Champion, ... are dealt with. Great compliment!



 

Clubs for stamp collectors

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MFN - Motor Filatelisten Nederland
      (NL) The Dutch Motorcycle Philatelists Club was founded in 1987 and has about 90 members (2017).  The little difference to the theme of this website is, that their bicycles have an auxiliary drive. Many articles in their quarterly newspaper are also relevant for collectors of “big bike”.

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Bicycle Stamps Club
      The Bicycle Stamps Club was founded in 1986 and has 43 members (2018).



 

Collectors

  Philatelie Sammeln Briefmarke Ganzsache Vignette Katalog Perfin Firmenlochung Fahrrad Radfahren Dreirad Einrad Hochrad Philately collecting stamp postal stationery catalog company perforation Bicycle Cycling Tricycle Unicycle  high wheel timbre entier postal catalogue collection velo tricycle monocycle Filatelie verzamelen zegel post catalogus Fiets fietsen driewieler eenwieler Filatelia sello postal Vineta catalogo Bicicleta triciclo monociclo carimbo timbro Biciclette bicicletta   
The fietslatelist      Jan van Tellingen from the Netherlands: Cyclist and bicycle stamps collector from the early 1980's until 2016.  Designed several Dutch personalized stamps.

  Philatelie Sammeln Briefmarke Ganzsache Vignette Katalog Perfin Firmenlochung Fahrrad Radfahren Dreirad Einrad Hochrad Philately collecting stamp postal stationery catalog company perforation Bicycle Cycling Tricycle Unicycle  high wheel timbre entier postal catalogue collection velo tricycle monocycle Filatelie verzamelen zegel post catalogus Fiets fietsen driewieler eenwieler Filatelia sello postal Vineta catalogo Bicicleta triciclo monociclo carimbo timbro Biciclette bicicletta
Fiets-miniatuuren
           Jan van Tellingen from the Netherlands:
collector of bicycle miniatures, post cards, posters or reproductions thereof and bicycle stamps - from the early 1980's until 2016. One of the best websites. You can spend hours scrolling down this site.

The Fietsfilatelist                  Piet Hein Hilarides from the Netherlands - author of various bicycle stamps catalogs and active bicycle tourist.



 

Boards/Forums

Stamp Community               Forum: „Bicycles on Stamps...“ - nice album of bicycle stamp

Phila Seiten                         Forum: "Motiv Fahrrad" - morsels from philatelists - it seems as if most of them are not bicycle stamps collectors (German)



 

Short Links

Bicycle Stamps
***   Biggest bicycle stamp collection worldwide   ***   Tandems   ***   EUROPA 2016   ***   Edward du Muench   ***   Window Film   ***   Steve Malone 2015-2017   ***   found on ebay   ***   Wie heeft de fiets uitgevonden?   ***   Jankovič want list   ***   Jankovič have list   ***   Rich cycling year in Slovak philately   ***   wallpaper   ***   rare Ecuadorian FDC  ***    Private postcards from François Faber (most of them describing stages of the Tour de France 1909 – sent to his girlfriend Adèle Hiernaux)   ***   Antoni Miró paintings I  (beware of his faked “postal stationeries”)   ***   Antoni Miró paintings II   ***   Peterspost, private Russian postal service on sale at Schaubek – Think Green 2016 issue most likely no cinderella (login and see RE20330)   ***   Mexico exporta bicycles (1975 – 1993)   ***   errors on RE19166   ***   Fahrräder auf Briefmarken (German) by Uli Feick (Berlin) published by Der Knochenschüttler (1/2013, Heft 55, pages 19 – 21, ISSN 1430-2543)   ***

Bicycles
***   London "World Naked Bike Ride"   ***   We love cycling   ***   Penny Farthing Rally   ***   List of bicycle manufacturers   ***   Bicycle (Wiki)  ***   Online Bicycle Museum   ***   Bicycle face   ***   Cyclists fought to pave US roads   ***   Bhutan - Holland of the Himalaya   ***   Elvis and his bikes   ***   History of Cycling Sports in Steiermark/Austria   ***



 

Virtual Exhibits

DE LA DRASIENNE A NOS JOURS       Raymond See

Attraverso “I colori dell’iride”      Pasquale Polo (Through "The colors of the rainbow")

Two wheels is life          Pasquale Polo --- be patient (website is loading slowly) and scroll down a little bit

The Mafeking Blues 1900       Panayotis D. Cangelaris; Sgt Major Warner Goodyear with bicycle see page 6 ff

CYCLING AS A SPORT       René Geslin, co-author of the book "Le Cycle et la Poste", participated in many exhibitions. The exhibit "Cycling as Sport" was sold for 5500 € at the auction house Christoph Gärtner/Germany in February 2017.

WORLDS OF PEDALS        Vojtech Jankovič - Attention!!! page 41 bottom: do not drink "Radierwasser" unhealthy!! Switch to "Radlerwasser" - the better choice.

 Die Tour de France        Armin Rühl, exhibit in the open class, many envelopes/cancellations and description of remarkable episodes - heroes/tragedies/fraud  (German)

The Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail of 1894            The Leonard Hartmann Collection    *** WOW ***

With the bicycle to the front - Field post of German cyclist troops 1939-1945 (WW II)            (DE) Hans-Werner Salzmann (Mit dem Fahrrad an die Front - Feldpost der Radfahrertruppen 1939-1945). Highly awarded (multiple gold to R I) exhibition collection. Content: implementation of the bicycle troops, structure and participants, letters with unit information and field post numbers of the Wehrmacht. Sold by auction house Christoph Gärtner/Germany in February 2018 for 4200 €.

La cursa de la paz         The Peace Race - Jordi Quintana (Spanish)

Un tomb en bicicleta          A Tomb on a Bicycle - Jordi Quintana (Spanish)

El Ciclismo: la Epica del Deporte   Cycling: The Epic of Sport - Jordi Quintana (Spanish); large pdf-file. Did Singer Bicycles (see page 6) ever produce sewing machines ?



 

Social Media

Bicycle Stamps Club on facebook. This group of approximately 55 members was initiated by Raymond See in 2011. The aim was to attract younger people to the topic of bicycle stamps collecting and to document the work done by members of the Bicycle Stamp Club for future generations.



 

Catalogs

StampWorld: 650 000 different stamps listed (2017) - very up-to-date - free of charge (registration after a trial period required) - picture of each stamp is shown -  round about 50 languages - possibilty to create your own album/collection – own stampworld-numbering-system - good search function - buy and sell – in some countries not totally complete

PostBeeld - extensive sales catalog - world's largest stamp shop – mostly selling only complete sets

colnect - advanced database function with many details (catalog codes, perforation, printing size, print run …….) and search function, personal lists (collection, swap, wish), large collector community, connects collectors



Useful Stamp Collecting Links

Local Posts of the World               Includes Cinderellas & Bogus Local Posts  

Stamp Issuing Entities I                David A. Wyatt --- compilation  

Stamp Issuing Entities II                Linn's --- compilation

Postal Administrations                   Mail and email addresses (Linn's)

Postal Administrations                   Links to the philatelic/stamp websites of postal administrations (BDPh)



 

Printers / Agencies

Stamperija     Official agency and printer for round about 35 countries (2017) – such as CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., COMOROS,  GUINEA-BISSAU, RWANDA, SIERRA LEONE, …

IGPC Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation offers Government Services such as market research, stamp design, stamp production, advertising and promotion, sales.





 

 

Backlinks (link compilations, dealers, ....)

Art Gallery Sabine                                                                 

David Saks                                                                Collecting and philatelic links  

Philanet - Das Briefmarken Internet                     Extensive collection of links, mainly in German

Start.Be - postzegels                                               Please check categorie "Thema's"

StampParadise                                                        Please check categorie "TOPICAL STAMPS"  

Avion Thematics                                                       Largest thematic stamp dealer in Europe (UK)

Philatelic Webmasters Organization (PWO)      The site also fights against the prohibited stamps  fiets-fietsen