U.S. Forever Stamps Celebrate Classic Pickups

Pickup Stamps II

If you have a passion for classic pickup trucks, or simply a fond memory of one, you'll want to head to your local post office later this year and check out the newest batch of Forever stamps. Revealed in its annual stamp preview, the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate some of the most iconic pickup trucks sold in the U.S.

We don't know exactly when these stamps will be available, but the Postal Service website says it will be later this year.

Each of the four pickup-themed Forever stamps (called that because their price is always equal in value to the current rate for a 1-ounce first-class letter) will celebrate the rugged and reliable work trucks that helped build this country during the early and mid-20th century. The featured historically accurate pickups, illustrated by Chris Lyons, will be:

  • The 1938 International Harvester D-2 half-ton with a barrel-shaped grille, torpedolike headlights and steel bodies
  • The 1948 Ford F-1 pickup, Ford's first post-war offering with a new styling language and modern features
  • The 1953 Chevrolet 3100 with a large windshield, distinctive curvy grille and inline OHV six-cylinder engine
  • The 1965 Ford F-100 with an all-new 18-slot grille and Ford logo integrated just beneath the hood

U.S. Postal Service images


Great idea, it' a pity the collection isn't larger.

Purdy cool indeed.

Pretty cool idea. Really like the international truck.

Awesome !!!!

AHHH back when chevy used round wheel wells, now thats a purdy truck!

This is cool. Notably missing; Studebaker, gmc, jeep, and Dodge

Nice looking truck that Harvester

Studebaker truck is missing. All the others are there but its missing. Good story though.

Early Ford F100 was made and sold in Australia


This is cool. Notably missing; Studebaker, gmc, jeep, and Dodge

Posted by: roadram | Jan 4, 2016 2:12:06 PM

Oh yea, an old Jeep would be pretty cool to!

Where is the Toyota?

I can think of 16 pickups that should be pictured, not just four. Why only four? Why THOSE particular four?


I have owned the 1949 Chevy 3600 5 window model (Much like the one pictured above, but the 3/4 ton) since 1978 when I was Stationed at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. I spent nearly 10 years restoring it to like new!
Great truck, one that I would never consider parting with.

I can't imagine why the Power Wagon is missing. That truck was a beast in those times.

@hdmax--I agree with you on the Power Wagon, just to significant a vehicle to leave out. My Great Great Uncle with the Army Corp of Engineers built a road thru Thailand after WW II. His team had the Power Wagons and the other Teams had Fords and Chevies. My Uncle's Team never got stuck and actually pulled out the other Teams trucks. He said there was nothing like them. If you go on Leno's Garage there is a video on a rebuilt 42 Power Wagon that has been converted to 6 wheel drive with a Cummins diesel added--it is a beast of a truck.

The 1965 Ford F-100 was a design were the cab and the bed was one piece, not a separate bed like todays truck.
The bed and the cab sheet metal was stamped in one piece.

Dc, both were available, separate and unibody

First production Ford pickup (1917) First production Chevrolet pickup(1918) would be nice to see these on the stamps

Many times I will check this site out when I am sitting on the toilet making a statue of Johnny Welfare.

^^^well there goes Johnny Wefare Doe again.

No Studebaker or Plymouth Trucks.. Shame on them!
I recall those old vehicles with great warmth and endearment.

We had a old late 40ish red International pickup when I was a youngster.

Love those old designs....why not bring some of them back in trucks and cars with todays drive trains and electronics..Would be a nice vehicle to drive today.

Please bring back the Vent window while they do all that, too.

And bench seats!
Throw away those consoles that causes everything gets lost down in between the seat. Never to be found.

When will these stamps be available? I checked today and they're not in yet.

When a friend told me about the stamps, I hoped that the USPS would have a representative model of the Greatest Pickup of All Time. I was pleased to see the 3100 (the Thriftmaster) included. Mine, built in '54, is a gem.

first pickup of ford was a model t year nineteen twenty five before that had to add a bed from sears to a coup

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USPS honoring everyone by releasing the poster on their name including cars. All employees can make use of liteblue portal now.

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