Title::Europa CEPT - postal vehicle
Date of Issue:12.07.2013
Printing techniques:multicolour offset
Sheet:8+1 and booklet
Printing House:Forum, Novi Sad
Face value:1.00 BAM
Face value:2,00 KМ
Face value:9,00 KМ
Automotive transportation of postal mail, in the world, held since the end of the 19th century. In our country, in areas under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it was noted that since in 1899, used motor tricycles for emptying the bag, and the cars of the early 20 century.
Transport of postal items and travelers was performed up to World War I, when the postal vehicles requisitioned for military purposes.
After the war, the Ministry of the Army and Navy of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes submitted to the Ministry of Post and Telegraph trophy a number of military vehicles and vehicles provided by the allies, Mercedes, Magirus, Opel, AGA, Horch, NAG, Ford, Cadillac, Dodge...
Regulation about car traffic of the Ministry of Post and Telegraph came into effect in 1924. Postal car garages were regulated by this regulation, at the regional principle. In these car garages there were vehicles, workshops and warehouses.
Our stamps show a car from that period, the brand Magirus, car garage Gorazde.
It is interesting that in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, a practice renting in lines for transport of mail.
The tenants were paying annual rent and received license for the transport of mail and passengers. The Ministry of Post and Telegraph guarded transport of postal items. This income was spent for cars and covering the costs of transportation for those relations that the tenants were not attractive, in mountainous areas, in areas where robbers were hiding etc..
An example of a postal vehicle is shown on our stamp. It was carrying mail and passengers under the lease on the postal service line Mostar-Split Imotski.
Authors: Bozidar Dosenovic and Nebojsa Djumic
Publisher: Poste Srpske a.d. Banjaluka
Cooperation: Milorad Jovanovic, PTT Museum, Belgrade