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Iceland Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by Hlynur Olafsson

The First Motorcycle in Iceland

Iceland Postal Service has issued a new stamp that has a postage value of 50 ISK named "The First Motorcycle in Iceland" on the 7th of October 2005. The stamps depicts the first motorbike brought to Iceland in the summer of 1905 in the background and a Harley Davidson, 2004 Sportster Roadster XLR 1200 in the foreground. The commemorative motorcycle in the background was made in Switzerland and sold under the brand name ELG in Denmark. An author named Njall Gunnlaugsson researched and wrote a book named "The Icelandic Motorbike Saga". During his research he found the first motorcycle in Iceland. It was in a Danish technical museum and he had it brought to Iceland. The bike license plate states that it is a specimen used for experimentation.

"The first motorcycle in Iceland" stamp can be purchased as a single, Sheets of 10, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 26.49mm x 42.00mm and the sheet size is 108mm x 156.45mm. The stamps will be printed by Cartor Printing using the Offset 5 Color Printing process.

The First Mototcycle in Iceland FDC Stamp


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.stamps.is/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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