Sunday, November 6, 2011

Theme : Volkswagen Beetle - 16

After the split of the former republic of Yugoslavia, many countries were formed. (See post 15 in this series)
One of them is the beautiful country of Kroatia.

They made me very happy in 2008, when they issued a special stamp, dedicated to my beloved car.
I was lucky to get not only the stamp, but also a label and a tab!
3 for the price of one...

Kroatia - 2008 - Volkswagen stamp, label and tab

As you can see in the detail below, similar to Serbian language, a beetle is also called 'Buba'.

The word 'Buba' was replaced, because this was actually a very special beetle that was used for the design of this stamp...
You might have remarked the gold colour of the Beelte.

Kroatian stamp - detail
This isn't an ordinary one, but the 1.000.000 th Beetle!
After the Allied Forces restarted the factory in Wolfsburg, after the second World War, the Beetle became more and more successful. Less then 10 years later, in 1955 the millionth car was produced in Wolfsburg.

1 million people in the pic? or 1.000.000th Volkswagen Beetle?
1 millionth Volkswagen Beetle indeed!

For this special occasion, the car was put into a gold colour.
The car can be seen at the new 'Autostadt' in Wolfsburg, Germany.
I was lucky already to see the car myself.

1 millionth Beetle, now in Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany
Who could ever have guessed that many years later, the Volkswagen Beelte would even celebrate the 20.000.000 th Beetle, and had become the worldwide most sold car ever!

No comments: