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Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Michigan
United States of America
Date:
August 20, 2005
Description:
The Postal Service issued the 37-cent America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars commemorative stamps in five designs on August 20, 2005, in Detroit, Michigan. Art M. Fitzpatrick of Carlsbad, California designed the stamps.
These five stamps feature the sporty look of American cars designed in the 1950s, a decade marked by post-World War II euphoria and economic prosperity. The cars selected are the 1952 Nash Healey, 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, 1953 Studebaker Starliner, 1954 Kaiser Darrin, 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
Referring to photographs of each car and his own cache of landscape images for the stamp backgrounds, artist Art M. Fitzpatrick rendered each stamp in meticulous detail. Fitzpatrick was once a car designer and a long-time advertising designer and illustrator for General Motors.
The America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars stamps were issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double- sided convertible booklet of twenty (32 million booklets) and a booklet of twenty stamped cards (48,700 books). Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed the stamps in the offset process.
Reference:
Postal Bulletin (July 21, 2005).
unused
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2006.2002.395
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8aa650a75-4032-4704-9c09-25d7259858c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2002.395