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".
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.
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
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.
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. 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
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
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
Freiheit auf zwei Rädern (German) published in postfrisch, das Philatelie Journal, 4/2017, page 4 – 7
Impot sur les vélocipèdes - 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.
Le Tour de France en philatélie - published in the delcampe magazin no. 14 (July/August 2017), pages 22 - 27.
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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”.
De fietslatelist Jan van Tellingen from the Netherlands: Cyclist, bicycle stamps collector from the early 1980's until 2016 and designer of several Dutch personalized stamps. Nowadays he only collects bicycle miniatures
The Fietsfilatelist Piet Hein Hilarides from the Netherlands - author of various bicycle stamps catalogs and active bicycle tourist.
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)
*** Biggest bicycle stamp collection worldwide *** Tandems *** EUROPA 2016 *** Edward du Muench *** Window Film *** Steve Malone 2015-2017 *** found on ebay *** Jankovič want list can you help him? *** 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) *** errors on RE19166 *** Fahrräder auf Briefmarken (German) by Uli Feick (Berlin) published in Der Knochenschüttler (1/2013, Heft 55, pages 19 – 21, ISSN 1430-2543) *** Quer durch Deutschland 1949 (German) by Albert Vogel published in postfrisch, das Philatelie Journal, 3/2019, page 11 *** FietsElfStedenTocht 63x Piet Hein Hilaridès (2018) *** Cycling stamps Christer Brunström presents a range of postage stamps featuring bikes and cycling *** Cycling and Philately Exhibition in Mamer/Luxembourg, Oct. 2017 *** Tour de Trump – Tour Du Pont by Pasquale POLO *** Sheridan Tandem Bicycle *** RE25184 sold for GBP 2,350.12 on ebay *** fietspostzegels 2020 (RE25736) choose your language *** with the eyes of a designer Tomoko Azumi/London *** J-Rad - designed by Paul Jaray Armin Lindegger ***
*** London "World Naked Bike Ride" *** We love cycling *** List of bicycle manufacturers *** Bicycle (Wiki) *** Online Bicycle Museum *** Bicycle face *** Cyclists fought to pave US roads *** Bhutan - Holland of the Himalaya *** King of Thailand - "Bike for Dad" *** Elvis and his bikes *** History of Cycling Sports in Steiermark/Austria *** Innsbruck Rad WM 2018 Gerhard Thomann *** Yesterday’s Tour de France… Héloïse Dautricourt on delcampe blog *** Riding down the steps of the United States Capitol with the American Star by Matthew B. Gilmore, published in TheInTowner on June 26th, 2018 *** The story of the volcano Tambora stimulating invention of the bicycle by Karl von Drais (Hans-Erhard Lessing) disproved by Jost Pietsch, Munic/Germany *** Chain reaction! (Cycling through time with help from poster cards) by Malcolm Luty, published in Picture Postcard Magazine, April 2020 *** How bicycles transformed our world by Roff Smith, published in National Geographic *** Subida à Glória Lissabon - a short uphill road race *** Houten, where cycling truly is king! *** Bicycle: The History by David V. Herlihy (460 pages) ***
Cyclors = cycling sailors (youtube video)
and here is the postage stamp from New Zealand that goes with it.
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
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.
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 CARTERO EN BICICLETA – Correos locales, privados y oficiales hasta 1915 - Eduardo José Scardino (Argentina), shown on the virtual Exhibition EXPOFAEF – JUVENEX 2020 in the category “1-frame”.
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.
Check list - test version (limited to United Kingdom stamps)
Please open the Excel-file: Check-list UK issues (Excel version - update: 2020)
By clicking on one of the buttons in the “pic” column (red arrow) the corresponding picture could be viewed. For more details press the right button – for this you have to be logged in (please send a request for free registration - if not already done).
You are allowed to save the Excel file on your own computer so that you are able to add personal remarks – such as “already in my collection”, “wanted”, ….
If you don’t use a spreadsheet program like Excel you can download the printable pdf-version: Check-list UK issues (pdf version - update: 2020)
Please try out the Excel-file and give a feedback whether it works or where there are problems. If the feedback is positive, the list can be expanded for all other countries.
Illustrated Bikes on Stamps by Steve Malone published in 1995, a catalog with over 2000 entries
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 - compare the prices before buying.
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
fietsvrouwtje - virtual collection on LASTDODO – including postcards, pins, buttons, stickers, …
Catalog of personalized stamps from Belgium - by an unknown member of the ‘Werkgroep MDG‘ (MDG = media-, duo- and personalized stamps)
veikkos-archiv - catalog of German poster stamps: bicycle poster stamps are found in different groupings: group I --- group II --- group III . Try out which group you like best. There seem to be several duplicates.
International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog - WIKIBOOKS
Useful Stamp Collecting Links
Local Posts of the World Includes Cinderellas & Bogus Local Posts
Stamp Issuing Entities List David A. Wyatt --- compilation
Stamp Issuing Entities Of The World Linn's --- compilation
Postal Administrations Mail and email addresses (Linn's)
stampCircuit Platform for Stamp Auctioneers and Dealers
PhilaSearch Platform for Stamp Auctioneers and Dealers
StampAuctionNetwork Platform for Stamp Auctioneers and Dealers
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, ....)
David Saks Collecting and philatelic links
Start.Be - postzegels Please check categorie "Thema's"
Avion Thematics Largest thematic stamp dealer in Europe (UK)