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Saturday 1 October 2016
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New Postage Stamps Celebrate American Pickups

New Postage Stamps Celebrate American Pickups

If you love older trucks, collect stamps or still send snail mail, you’ll be a fan of these new postage stamps.

Four new U.S. Postal Service stamps celebrate this history of the pickup from the 30’s to the 60s. The Pickup Trucks Forever stamps highlight four iconic models: the 1938 International Harvester D-2; the 1948 Ford F-1; the 1953 Chevrolet; and the 1965 Ford F-100.

The postal service says it wanted to honor the pickup “for the significant contributions pickup trucks have made in molding this country’s landscape and revolutionizing how we transport ourselves and our goods.”

1938 International Harvester D-2
Known for its production of agricultural equipment, International Harvester also made acclaimed light-duty trucks. In the 1930s, the company introduced its D line of pickups. With its six-cylinder engine and half-ton payload capacity, the 1938 International Harvester D-2 was a strong, sturdy pickup. It had a distinct barrel-shaped grille and its elegant styling mirrored the look of luxury automobiles of the era.

1948 Ford F-1

The 1948 Ford F-1 was the first ever F-Series. It included features like the roomy “Million Dollar Cab,” a sharp horizontal five-bar grille, and a six- or eight-cylinder engine. Ford sold more than 300,000 trucks in the first model year of the F-Series.

1953 Chevrolet
The 1953 Chevrolet featured large windshields, a distinctive curvy grille that bulged in the middle, and a six-cylinder engine. Chevy’s Advance-Design trucks were America’s top-selling pickups for nearly a decade.

1965 Ford F-100

The 1965 Ford F-100 debuted Ford’s breakthrough twin I-beam ride front suspension technology. It also had a new grille designed with 18 small rectangular openings.

 

Photo Credit: USPS