Classic Ford, Chevy and International Trucks on New US Stamp
There is no market in the world where pickup trucks are more popular than the United States, which is evident by the fact that the Ford F Series has been the bestselling vehicle in American for almost four decades and the fact that the top three bestselling vehicles in America are always trucks. To celebrate the American love of the truck, the United States Postal Service has rolled out a 20-pack of new Forever stamps emblazoned with some of the most legendary early American pickups.
Pickup Trucks Forever Stamps
The newest auto-themed stamps from the US Postal Service are the “Pickup Trucks Forever” stamps, and as you can see in the image above, this book of twenty stamps includes four different pickups from the early days of the truck boom in America. This includes the 1948 Ford F1, the 1965 Ford F100, the 1953 Chevrolet and the 1938 International Harvester D-2. These stamps were designed by art director Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, Virginia and the truck renderings on the stamps were done by artist Chris Lyons of Pittsford, New York.
These stamps will officially debut on July 15th at the Syracuse Nationals at the New York State Fairgrounds. The price of a single Forever stamp right now is 47 cents, so the book of 20 Pickup Truck Forever stamps will cost $9.40 and once they are introduced in New York, they should be available at your local post office soon after.
Here is a quick look at why these four pickup trucks have been chosen to represent the segment on the new USPS stamps.
While the International name has become more recognized in the “big truck world”, back in the 1930s-1960s, International was a major player in the consumer-grade pickup market. Of course, IH also produced heavy duty vehicles during that era and military trucks as far back as WW1, but the likes of the International Harvester D-2 gave the best from Ford, Chevy and Dodge a run for their money. When the 1938 D-2 was introduced, International Harvester got a jump on Ford and Chevy by introducing a more stylish truck for every day drivers.
The 1948 Ford F-1 introduced America to the truck which would eventually become the Ford F150 – the bestselling vehicle in America – while also ushering in the beginning of the F Series era. This truck would eventually become the Ford F100, which in 1965 got a facelift that would be the basis of the F Series lineup for years after.
Finally, while the 1953 Chevrolet pickup doesn’t have a story quite as romantic as the other three trucks – this classic Chevy truck has an iconic look that is still common today at any good street rod show.
Image: United States Postal Service