Thursday, 11 December 2008

Cover from the Netherlands

On 3 November 2008, thanks to Astrid, I received this interesting cover from the Netherlands (postmark illegible). It shows two faces of the Dutch car manufacturer Spyker, established 1880, defunct in 1929. However, according to wikipedia, in 1999 a new company, Spyker Cars was founded, unrelated to the original company but for the brand name. The text on the gray 39 eurocent stamp says: 1922 Spyker Brooklands Double 12 Record; the other stamp says 2003 Spyker C8 Double 12 R 24 Uur Van Le Mans (which, honestly, does not make much sense to me...) Anyway, a nice example of how stamps can promote a country's hidden treasures...

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