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US Postal Service Honors the American Pickup with Stamps

1953 Chevy Goes Postal

John Gilbert Jan 7, 2016
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The US Postal Service just announced its upcoming release of four different Forever Stamps to commemorate the American pickup truck. Amusingly, the Postal Service can’t confirm exactly what the date is when the new stamps will arrive, but assured it will be sometime in 2016.

For just a mere 49-cents the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce rate, a stamp collector with a penchant for classic trucks can choose from one of four old pickups, or splurge and collect the whole set.

003 USPS Forever Pickup Stamps 1938 International Harvester 2/4

There were only four classic trucks that made the cut with two being Fords and one a 1953 Chevrolet 3100 and the other a 1938 International Harvester D-2.

The United States Postal Service’s Forever series does a great job of capturing Americana with artwork on something the size of a postage stamp. Also announced along with the four classic truck stamps are a series on pets. So to celebrate America’s love for domesticated animals the Postal Service will issue a booklet of 20 Forever Stamps featuring photographs of 20 pets. Each photograph represents an animal we all love from these groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats, and geckos.

Perhaps if featuring classic trucks is a success, the post office will issue a new series every year. If indeed the Post Office does we’d like to nominate the Chevrolet Cameo Carrier, and the Canopy Express fruit truck.

005 USPS Forever Pickup Stamps 1958 Chavy Cameo 3/4
006 USPS Forever Pickup Stamps 1949 Chevy Canopy Express 4/4

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