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USPS Puts Stamp On Mecum

Muscle Car Stamps Dedication Tour Continues at Mecum Indy Spring Classic

Andy Bolig - April 25, 2013 10:47 AM

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These high-performance vehicles first roared onto our roads in the 1960s

The stamps will be featured on display and be available for purchase throughout the entirety of the Indianapolis auction this May 14-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Surrounded by the tens of thousands of muscle car enthusiasts that attend the auction each year, the Postal Service will celebrate the raw power of the American performance vehicle at the Spring Classic event with two stations where the stamp collections will be featured. Available in everything from uncut press sheets for framing to envelopes with affixed prints, the highly collectible stamps feature the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda and the 1970 Chevelle SS. Not surprisingly, Mecum’s Indy auction lineup is already flush with several representative examples of each of these five iconic muscle machines.

“The Muscle Cars stamps celebrate an exciting era in American automotive history,” said Greater Indiana District Manager Bernice Grant. “Typically equipped with big, powerful engines, these high-performance vehicles first roared onto our roads in the 1960s.”

The Muscle Cars Forever stamps are the third issuance in the America on the Move stamp series. The artwork was created by Tom Fritz of Newbury Park, Calif., under the art direction of Carl T. Herrman of North Las Vegas, Nev. The Muscle Cars stamps are being issued as Forever stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 20 (four of each design).

The U.S. Postal Service’s stamp stations will be open each day of the six-day auction. Customers may view the America on the Move: Muscle Cars Forever stamps as well as many of this year’s other stamps on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website “Beyond the Perf” at beyondtheperf.com/2013-preview – the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.

Thirty-two hours of Mecum’s Indianapolis auction will be broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network with the entire auction streaming live on Mecum’s website at www.mecum.com. The Indy auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day and general admission can be purchased at the door for $20 per person; children 12 and younger will be admitted at no cost. For more information on the auction or to register as a bidder, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

Auction Schedule:

Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
May 14-19, 2013
Admission: $20 per person per day, children 12 and younger admitted free
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction:  Cars Tuesday through Sunday at 10 a.m., Road Art Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m., Saturday (Grumpy’s Stuff) at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.
Live TV Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday 1-9 p.m.
(All Times Central)

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