USPS Pony Cars Stamps | High Consumption

When Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, it did so to appeal to young consumers. Times were changing, and now teens and young adults had their own vehicles to ride around and navigate the Strip. The Mustang was an instant hit, and immediately rivals such as Chevrolet and Mercury released their own competing models: the Camaro and Cougar, respectively. These long-hooded rides were nicknamed “pony cars” and have since become representative of the era in which they were most popular. Today, these pony cars have come to represent nostalgia, charisma, strength and good old American ingenuity.

It’s fitting that the United States Postal Service is now paying homage to the pony car with its new 60¢ stamps. A sheet of 20 features five iconic vehicles of the era, including the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, 1969 AMC Javelin SST, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T and the 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT, each sourced from panel artwork that used oil paint to depict them.

If fans and philatelists want to upgrade their sets, they can also purchase a Pony Cars stamp wallet for $24, which, along with a single sheet of stamps, includes a behind-the-scenes pony story and a cancellation card. to collect. Field Notes also joined in on the action with its set of five matching 3.5″ x 5.5″ pocket notebooks, also for $24, with each book featuring a different car on the cover.

You can purchase a sheet of Pony Cars stamps today for $12, along with any additional collectibles, from the United States Postal Service website.

Purchase: $12 +

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