|"1923 Scania-Vabis Post Bus". Åland Exhibition Card 2013|
This is an Åland Islands Exhibition Card from when they took part in the October 2013 Norrtälje Stamp Fair in Sweden. For each Stamp Fair Åland Post attend they produce a unique Maximum Card, which I think is normally on the Europa theme of the year, and of course last year it was the Postman's Van. I seem to remember that this year they are doing clock towers which chimes nicely with this year's theme of musical instruments.
|"2012 Ligier Be Sun". Åland Exhibition Card 2013|
For the Paris Salon d'Automne Stamp Fair (which takes place every year in the first half of November) Åland Post featured a100% electric vehicle the 'Be Sun', manufactured by Ligier, one of whose specialities is microcars. With a top speed of 45 km/h it means that in some parts of Europe the Be Sun can be driven without a licence. Costing about €10,000 it can carry 200 kg in its rear pod so plenty of room for post (they also do a pick up version). Ligier sold 110 of the ones portrayed on the post card to the French Post Office.
Going back in time to some early microcars -
No rust and 100 miles to the gallon what do you think? See a Trident and a P50 being driven here
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of Automobiles and Motor Transport here