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Still Motor Co. Ltd., 1899, Electric Van

Historic Land Vehicles

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 8, 1996
Year 1996
Quantity 1,000,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series Historic Land Vehicles
Series Time Span 1996
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.30
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.30
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About Stamp

Contrary to his name, William J. Still obviously believed in motion. In 1893, realizing that the ideal commercial vehicle should be easy for any driver to handle and repair, he patented a lightweight battery for self-propelled vehicles, then went on to build Canada's first electric car. In 1899, Parker's Dye Works in Toronto purchased a single vehicle powered by a Still motor and battery, and a new age began. The Electric Delivery Van had a standard carriage body fitted with an eight horsepower motor and a battery of 36 cells, carrying a total weight of 209 kilograms. It had a range of 30 miles and a speed of three to 14 miles per hour - incredible for this time.

Creators

Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996, p. 6.

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