Postal Service to Dedicate "50s Fins and Chrome" Stamp At Carlisle Swap

While it may be hard to lick a Studebaker, coming this Fall, hobbyists attending the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Car Corral will be given an opportunity to do just that.
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While it may be hard to lick a Studebaker, later this week hobbyists attending Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Car Corral will be given an opportunity to do just that.

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A newly designed stamp series, "America on the Move : '50s Fins and Chrome,' will be officially previewed April, 25 at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Car Corral.

The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to America’s love affair with the automobile by issuing the “America on the Move: ‘50s Fins and Chrome” stamps.

A 10 ft. image of the stamps—a 1957 Chrysler 300C, 1957 Lincoln Premiere, 1957 Pontiac Safari, 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk and a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado—will be previewed to the nation for the first time during this special ceremony. The first-day-of-issue stamp dedication ceremony will take place Oct. 3.

The Postal Service inaugurated the series in 2005 by issuing the “America on the Move: Sporty Cars of the ‘50s” stamps. The stamp pane depicted a 1952 Nash Healey, 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, 1953 Studebaker Starliner, 1954 Kaiser Darrin and a 1955 Ford Thunderbird.

The Postal Service receives about 50,000 suggestions for stamp ideas each year, yet only 20 subjects make the cut.

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