SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO3 T92 (100)
Vintage cars (9).
BERLIET - 1926. Museo Historia Automocion - Salamanca
Date of issue :
December 2003 (1st. date :   / Phil. Serv. 01.12.03)
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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The long series dedicated to the vintage cars continue with a new ATM issue and a new car from the French company Berliet.
Marius Berliet started the manufacture of small single cylinder cars in 1895
In 1900 he also build two cylinder cars. On next year he take over the company Audibert & Lavirotte, also car manufacturers in Lyon (France), and the production raised with the introduction of four cylinder cars and steel chassis frame instead of wood. 
From 1905 it's the first builder selling cars completely finished.
In 1906 also started the manufacture of lorries and later coaches, with a great development during the 1st World War for the needs of French Army.

After the War they retake the cars manufacture with some models with a 12, 15 and 22 hp. In 1924 they presented new cars with a 7 hp -a very popular model-, 12 and 18 hp.

BERLIET Type VI with a 7 CV, 1923

But the company every time reduce the production of cars in favour of lorries.

The last model presented was the Dauphine in 1936, a modern car with a 9 hp and independent front suspension.

BERLIET  Dauphine, 1936
During the 2nd World War the factory were in German zone and the most part of production was destined, in this case, to the German Army. After the War the owner was in jail because his supposed collaboration with the enemy. The company was nationalized by the new French Government

At the end of 1949, a few months after the death of Marius Berliet, the company was returned to the Berliet's family and they mainly manufactured lorries.

Finally in 1957 the also French company Citroen take over the firm.

The ATM show the image of a vintage car in the Museo de Historia de la Automocion de Salamanca (MHAS).

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