“I didn’t hesitate for a moment,” he recalls. “This was a challenge for me, as I had never done any postage stamps. So I started out enthusiastically with the first series of six stamps, where I rendered my favourite cars, including the Duesenberg SJ, Bugatti Royale 49, and Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A.” The stamps were put into circulation in September 2012. They were issued also in a so-called brochure edition entitled WORLD CARS which to this day is a much sought-after item among Czech and foreign philatelists.
The cooperation with Czech Post really started to bloom after that. “For 2013 I had an order for two vehicle-themed stamps and another series of automotive stamps which should focus on local production. I chose ŠKODA, if only to capture the majestic ŠKODA 860 and 645. And in addition, on the cover of the much-liked brochure edition, called CZECH CARS ŠKODA, I could depict other historic milestones from the Czech automobile factory – the Laurin & Klement Voiturette B, the ŠKODA 6R landaulet, and the Laurin & Klement ŠKODA 110 phaeton side by side.”