SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO3 T88 (96)
Historic motorbikes (9).
DKW with sidecar, 1938. Museo de la Moto Clasica de Hervas
Date of issue :
October 2003 (1st. date :  / Phil. Serv. 29.10.03)
47 x 27 mm. - Format type 4
Paper :
Thermal phosphorescent self adhesive
Printing process : Offset 4 colours, Pantone 541, invisible ink
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 Ph.S.: 0,26-0,51-0,76 €
Design and printer :
Printing :
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DKW (Dampf Kraft Wagen) was founded in 1919 in Zschopau (Germany) by the Danish Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen.

Beginning with a simple motor attached to a bicycle, DKW produced reliable two stroke  machines. By the 1930s, DKW was the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer.
DKW became involved in the war effort in Germany during World War II.

After the war DKW reintroduced the RT125 motorcycle. This model was freely copied by such famous motorcycle manufacturers as Yamaha, Harley-Davidson and BSA.

The 250 cc. models were manufactured from 1935 and obtained great success in different Championship Races in 1938 and 1939.

DKW KS-250

During the 1950s the sales of DKW motorcycles slumped and the company eventually went out of business in the 1960s. However, the sections of DKW which remained in East Germany after WWII manufactured motorcycles under the name MZ (Motorrader Zschopau). After the reunification of Germany in 1990 the company changed its name to MuZ (Motorrad und Zweiradwerk Gmbh)

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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