Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Cars on stamps

The New York Times ran an article in their automobile section yesterday about cars on stamps and the new America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars set (shown above) being issued Saturday in Detroit.

Ray Cartier, executive director of the American Topical Association, is quoted as saying there are more 100 auto-themed stamps from the United States and 2,600 from foreign countries.

Stamps portraying cars go back to 1901, when the United States issued the world's first stamp showing an automobile. The stamp (SC 294) depicted a battery-powered taxi in Washington, D.C. with the Capitol building in the background.

To read the New York Times article, click here.

To learn more about the American Topical Association, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM