SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO3 T78 (86)
Historic motorbikes (7).
Sanglas 3501, 1948 (MMC-Hervas)
Date of issue :
March 2003 (1st. known date : 12.03.03, Phil. S.)
47 x 26 mm. - Format type 3
Paper :
Thermal phosphorescent self adhesive
Printing process : Offset
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: (0,21)-0,26-0,51-0,76 €
Design and Printer :
RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
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The seventh issue of the long series dedicated to the historical motorcycles is finally dedicated to a model manufactured in Spain; the Sanglas 350/1.
The Sanglas 350 appeared in 1945 in Barcelona's Fair and it was the first model of the new company created by the brothers Javier and Martin Sanglas

This first model had a monocylinder engine of 348 cc., 4 speeds and 14.4 CV, inspired by the English motorcycles at the time. 
The model 350/1 appeared in 1949 and it's the subject for this new ATM issue. Later models 350/2 (1952), 350/3 (1953) and 350/4 (1956) were manufactured, with important improvements in the frames, brakes, motor, ... in relation to the initial model. Indeed model 350/4 is one of the most known, because it was mainly used by the Spanish police.

The production continued the following years with new models; the 295 in 1959 and 400T in 1964. Later they followed 400E, F, Y; This last model already incorporated a 6-speed Yamaha bicylinder motor.
All this Sanglas models were manufactured also in 500 cc. versions from the 70's. 

The mark disappeared in 1981, acquired by the Japanese company.

Sanglas model 500 S2 V5 (1978/1981)

For more information on SANGLAS and their models, visits the excellent page of Juan M. Pacheco.

The ATM show the image of a motorbike in the Museo de la Moto Clasica (MMC) de Hervas (Caceres) - Classic Motorbike Museum in Hervas, Caceres, Spain.

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