SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO3 T79 (87)
Historic motorbikes (8).
Soriano Puma with sidecar, 1947 (MMC-Hervas)
Date of issue :
June 2003 (1st. date : 9.06.03, Madrid / 18.06, Ph. S.)
47 x 26 mm. - Format type 3
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive
Printing process : Offset 4 colours
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Imprint varieties : 5 (Epelsa 5 and 4 digits small and large, Epelsa LF)
Values / Set :
0,01 € to 99,99 € / Set: 0,26-0,51-0,76 €
Design : Miguel Angel Escobar, RCM-FNMT
Printer :
RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
41.404.800 labels
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The eighth issue of the series about the historical motorcycles is dedicated again to a model made in Spain; the Soriano model Puma with sidecar
This ATM paper will be the last one made this year through the R.C.M.-F.N.M.T.

R. Soriano presented his third model of motorcycle in 1947 ; it was the Puma. This model included a English Villiers engine of 122 cc. 
It was really the first trustworthy model of the mark; after the success, the company "was inspired" by this mechanics to produce its own engines. 
In 1952 they would make a new version, the Puma 2, but it was never commercialized. 

The Soriano were manufactured in Madrid from 1941. During the decades of ' 40s and ' 50s, when the authentic "boom" of the two wheels in Spain took place, the company made several models of small motorcycles called: Lince, Pantera or Tigre ... 
They maintained its production until 1954, year in which the trade name of the company changed and they stopped the manufacture of motorcycles.

Information : Motos de Ayer

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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