USPS’s New Stamp Collection Celebrates Five Classic Pony Cars

It’s a rare day when we cover stamps here at Carscoops so mark this one on your calendars. Next month, the United States Postal Service will begin selling five brand new stamps with classic American pony cars on them. Each one will only cost 60 cents and there are some real beauties in the group.

Philatelists (people who collect or study stamps) know that the USPS is in the habit of offering limited-run stamps like these. Oftentimes though the themes are a little less niche and a little more wide-reaching. Snail mail might not be anywhere near as popular as it was in the past but these stamps are sure to draw some attention just like the cars emblazoned on them did – and still do.

Included in the collection are some of the most famous pony cars ever made. The oldest is the 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT. That car alone might be worth the limited run as less than 500 were ever made and instead of the small block found in Mustang GTs of the time, the Cougar XR-7 GT had a big block for more power.

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In addition to the Mercury, a trio from 1969 are on the list. That includes the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Mustang Boss 302, and the AMC Javelin SST. Finally, the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is the youngest one in the group.

This isn’t the first time that the USPS has issued classic car postage stamps either. Back in 2013, it released a different set with five cars in 20-stamp sheets. Included in that release were the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda, and the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.

The Pony Car Commemorative Forever Stamps will go on sale on August 25th, 2022 at 11 a.m. as part of an event hosted by the Great American Stamp Show. The free event will take place at SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, California. Will these new stamps have you searching for a way to send a real letter?

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