Lohner L98 "Camel" 12.12.2023

Special stamp Lohner L98

The Lohner L98 was the first Austrian motor scooter and marked the beginning of a series of legendary Lohner scooters.

Founded in 1821 by Heinrich Lohner, the Lohner Works had already made automotive history with the Lohner-Porsche electric car and the Mixte with hybrid drive. In the 1950s, there was an increased demand for affordable means of transport, heralding the golden age of two-wheelers. Otto Kauba designed the L98 (L for Lohner and 98 for the engine displacement) in 1950 as an affordable vehicle for everyday use. The single-seat scooter, which could be upgraded with a second seat, featured a self-supporting chassis and was equipped with a 2.25 HP single-cylinder two-stroke engine from Sachs. The L98 got the nickname "Camel" because of its "hump" serving as a luggage compartment. In 1952, an improved touring model, the L98T, was launched, followed by more powerful models until the scooter boom gradually waned in the 1960s.

Value: 2.50 euros
First day of issue: 17 January 2024
Stamp size: 42.00 x 34.80 mm
Graphic design: David Gruber
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
Printing technique: offset printing
Quantity: 190,000 stamps on sheets of 50 units each

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