Muscle Cars Stamps Dedication Ceremony This Wednesday

What do you get when you bring the U.S. Postal Service and Mecum Auctions together at the Indiana State Fairgrounds? A muscle car extravaganza!

1970HemiCuda-Forever-single-v6Since it began 26 years ago, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis has featured the largest auction of muscle cars in the world. This year, USPS will celebrate the raw power of the performance vehicle at the Spring Classic event by dedicating five, limited-edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars: the 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1967 Shelby GT-500, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda and 1970 Chevelle SS.

The Spring Classic Auction will take place from May 14 to May 19, 2013, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN). Gates open daily Tuesday through Sunday at 9 a.m. Greater Indiana District Manager, Operations Programs Support Dale Sparks will dedicate the five Muscle Car stamps at a ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. EDT.

The third in the America on the Move series, the Muscle Cars stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 20 stamps (four stamps of each design). Forever stamps are always equal in value to the First-Class Mail one-ounce price, which currently is 46 cents. You can find the Muscle Cars stamps online, by called 1-800-STAMP24, or in a Post Office near you.

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.