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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Austria 2016
Puch 125 LM Baujahr 1923




COUNTRY: AUSTRIA
ISSUE DATE: 16 March 2016
CIRCULATION:500 000
STAMP DESIGN:David Gruber


Johann Puch (1862–1914) was a Slovene inventor and mechanic who went on to become the founder of the Austrian Puch automobile plants.

In 1889 Puch travelled to a bicycle trade fair in Leipzig, where he concluded a contract with Thomas Humber's cycle company. The same year he founded his first workshop in Graz and started to distribute Styria safety bicycles. His enterprise quickly expanded and in 1891 he founded the Johann Puch & Comp. trading company with 34 employees, selling bicycles all over Austria-Hungary, as well as exporting to the United Kingdom and France. 







Stamp images thanks to Austrian Post - Österreichische Post
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