Hot rodders unite with limited-edition postage stamp

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YORK, Pa. — The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the fast, powerful vehicles thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century by dedicating the limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps.

The stamps depict two 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadsters – a black ’32 Ford with orange flames running down the car’s body – and a red ’32 Ford.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place June 6 at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals East Plus at the York Expo Center.

“These Hot Rods stamps mark the beginning of America’s fascination with customizing fast cars,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe in dedicating the stamps. “And they’re just as popular today as they were decades ago. Just like the cars they celebrate, these stamps are timeless in that they’re good for mailing First-Class letters anytime in the future.”

Designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, D.C., the two stamps were digitally created by artist John Mattos of San Francisco.

Available in booklets of 20, the new stamps may be purchased at usps.com/stamps, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), at Post Offices nationwide and on eBay at ebay.com/stamps.

 

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