Karl Benz generally is acknowledged as the inventor of the modern automobile, though many before him had carried out important work leading to the development of the various forms of transport we know today.

Benz was granted a patent for his first engine in 1879. The petroleum-powered internal combustion engine had been designed by him in 1878. His first vehicle was built in 1885, and he was awarded the patent for its invention in1886. Approximately 25 Benz vehicles were sold between 1888 and 1893. Indeed, the inventor’s wife made the first road journey by car in 1888, to prove the viability of her husband's invention. Popularity of this new mode of transport grew rapidly and many other inventors produced vehicles designed for road use. One of the biggest steps in the development of the automobile industry was the introduction in 1902 by Ransom Olds (founder of the U.S. brand Oldsmobile) of the ‘production line’ for the purpose of assembling cars. This method was further developed by another American, Henry Ford, beginning in 1914. Ford's ‘Model T’ cars came off the production line in fifteen minute intervals, a vast improvement on previous methods, increasing productivity eightfold and using less manpower. Ford believed in rewarding his workers well for their efforts, indeed, in 1914, an assembly line worker could buy a Model T with four months' pay. This led to further rapid motor industry development almost worldwide. Nowadays automobiles and their derivations are essential to modern man and the discussion over the question of pollution caused by car exhaust gases has moved manufacturers towards developing other means of propelling their vehicles such as electrical battery power and the use of hydrogen and other gases.

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1906, Definitives, views 16v

25 Sep 2017
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Definitives, views 16v
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Main product: shbv029 Country: Bosnia Herzegovina Year: 1906 Nr. Fsc: 20601 Nr. Michel: OB29/44
€60.00
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1910, Definitives, views 16v

24 Apr 2019
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Definitives, views 16v
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Main product: shbv045 Country: Bosnia Herzegovina Year: 1910 Nr. Fsc: 21001 Nr. Michel: OB45/60
€75.00
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1910, 1.20D, Stamp out of set

30 Mar 2018
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1.20D, Stamp out of set
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Main product: lhb0060 Country: Bosnia Herzegovina Year: 1910 Nr. Yvert: 60 Nr. Michel: 60
€1.00
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1925, Adress change card, 2c orange (TELEFOONNUMMER)

4 Oct 2018
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Adress change card, 2c orange (TELEFOONNUMMER)
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Main product: sneak7 Country: Netherlands Year: 1925 Nr. Michel: AK7
€1.00
Unused postal stationary

1932, Express mail 3v

3 May 2019
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Express mail 3v
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Main product: ssq0407 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1932 Nr. Fsc: 23202 Nr. Michel: 407/09
€60.00
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1932, 6p, Stamp out of set

26 Jun 2014
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6p, Stamp out of set
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Main product: ljm0110 Country: Jamaica Year: 1932 Nr. Michel: 110
€1.10
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1933, 15K, Stamp out of set

5 May 2019
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15K, Stamp out of set
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Main product: lsq0440 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1933 Nr. Michel: 440
€7.00
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€1.00
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1934, Zeppelins 5v

5 May 2019
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Zeppelins 5v
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Main product: ssq0483 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1934 Nr. Fsc: 23407 Nr. Scott: C53/57 Nr. Yvert: A33/7 Nr. Michel: 483/87 Nr. Stanley Gibbons: C53/57
€270.00
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1934, 5K, Stamp out of set

5 May 2019
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5K, Stamp out of set
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Main product: lsq0483 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1934 Nr. Michel: 483
€10.00
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1935, Airmail definitives 15v

29 Mar 2019
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Airmail definitives 15v
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Main product: soo0598 Country: Austria Year: 1935 Nr. Scott: C32/46 Nr. Yvert: A32/46 Nr. Michel: 598/12
€110.00
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€45.00
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1936, Automobile expo 2v

15 May 2019
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Automobile expo 2v
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Main product: sdr0604 Country: Germany, Empire Year: 1936 Nr. Fsc: 23602 Nr. Michel: 604/05
€9.00
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€1.10
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1936, Automobile expo 2v, blocks of 4 [+]

21 Dec 2017
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Automobile expo 2v, blocks of 4 [+]
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Main product: sdr0604q Country: Germany, Empire Year: 1936 Nr. Michel: 604/05
€36.00
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1936, Chamber of commerce 5v

8 Jul 2018
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Chamber of commerce 5v
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Main product: snz0226 Country: New Zealand Year: 1936 Nr. Fsc: 23603 Nr. Yvert: 227/1 Nr. Michel: 226/0
€11.00
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1936, Skiing championship 4v

10 Mar 2019
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Skiing championship 4v
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Main product: soo0623 Country: Austria Year: 1936 Nr. Scott: B138/41 Nr. Yvert: 477/80 Nr. Michel: 623/26
€110.00
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€60.00
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1936, 300 years post 12v :=:

29 Mar 2019
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300 years post 12v :=:
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Main product: szd0227 Country: Sweden Year: 1936 Nr. Yvert: 235/46 Nr. Michel: 227/38
€240.00
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€120.00
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€13.00
Used

1936, 12pf, Stamp out of set

21 Dec 2017
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12pf, Stamp out of set
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Main product: ldr0605 Country: Germany, Empire Year: 1936 Nr. Michel: 605
€5.00
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1936, 50o, Stamp out of set

10 Jan 2019
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50o, Stamp out of set
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Main product: lzd0236 Country: Sweden Year: 1936 Nr. Yvert: 244 Nr. Michel: 236
€45.00
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€15.00
Unused (hinged)

1937, Autopost 1v

21 Sep 2018
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Autopost 1v
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Main product: szw0311a Country: Switzerland Year: 1937 Nr. Fsc: 23702 Nr. Scott: 237 Nr. Michel: 311A

€0.60

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€0.54

Used

1937, Autopost 1v (larger 1946 issue)

29 Mar 2018
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Autopost 1v (larger 1946 issue)
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Main product: szw0311b Country: Switzerland Year: 1937 Nr. Fsc: 24601 Nr. Scott: 307 Nr. Michel: 311B

€0.70

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€0.60

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1938, Albert canal 4v

16 Apr 2019
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Albert canal 4v
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Main product: sbe0482 Country: Belgium Year: 1938 Nr. Fsc: 23806 Nr. Scott: 318/21 Nr. Yvert: 484/87 Nr. Michel: 482/85 Nr. Other: 484/87
€9.00
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€3.00
Unused (hinged)

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