SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO2 T59 (67)
Historic motorbikes (3). New Hudson, 1914 (CASC)
Date of issue :
February 2002  (1st. know date : 21.02.02)
47 x 26 mm. - Format type 3
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured *
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Imprint varieties : 2+2 (Epelsa with 5 and 4 digits small and large)
Values / Set :
0,01 € to 99,99 € / Set values P.S.: 0,20-0,25-0,50 €
Design and Printer :
RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
50.000.000 of labels
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Third issue of the ATM set dedicated to historic motorcycles.
Started as Hudson Bicycles in 1890, it restructured as New Hudson Cycle Company after a financial failure a few years later (1903).

They made their first motorcycle in 1910, using JAP engines until 1911, when they designed their own (although still using JAPs in some models).

NEW HUDSON, 1914. Collection Musée de la Moto, Marseille.

Post war production saw the company making several changes and improvements although it wasn't until 1927 when  Bert Le Vack on a New Hudson was the first to break 100 mph at Brooklands on a 500cc machine, that they achieved much success at the races.

They continued with slumping sales until 1933 when they closed. In 1941 an autocycle was launched using a 98cc Villiers engine, but the company sold the rights to BSA and disappeared.

NEW HUDSON 500cc, 1924

* Unlike the rest of models, the central round cut of the sticky paper is open towards the left. (See also the model Monet Goyon).

The ATM image show the reproduction of a motorbike in the Museu de l'Automòbil / Col.lecció d'Automòbils de Salvador Claret - CASC (Car Museum / Salvador Claret's Car Collection) in Sils, Girona, Catalunya.

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