Commemorative USPS Hot Wheels Stamps Depict Most Popular Die-Cast Cars
Throughout the years, the United States Postal Service has done a stellar job selecting celebrities, properties, and heroes to commemorate in its seasonal collector’s stamp releases — including classic cars. Recognizing how influential Mattel’s products have been on children and adults, the USPS has created a set of stylish Hot Wheels stamps.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels, the U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a pane of 10 specially selected die-cast models from the toy brand’s half-century history. Each iconic four-wheeler feature the Hot Wheels logo, the recognizable orange track, and the name of each car represented.
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Here are the 10 cars showcased on the USPS Hot Wheels stamps
As with every commemorative stamp released by the U.S. Postal service, each Hot Wheels stamp can be used as an actual voucher for First-Class Mail 1-ounce shipments. The majority of buyers, however, will be preserving the set. Highlights include Mach Speeder, a new entrant to the Hot Wheels lineup for 2018; HW40, created a decade ago for the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels; and Twin Mill, the most famous Hot Wheels car ever made. Other miniature honorees include
- Purple Passion (1990)
- Rocket-Bye-Baby (1971)
- Rigor Motor (1994)
- Rodger Dodger (1974)
- Bone Shaker (2006)
- Deora (1968)
- Sharkruiser (1987)
Other special U.S. Postal Service memorabilia include a snazzy 18-by-24-inch poster bearing the brand’s 50th anniversary logo in gold and the 10 Forever stamps, an official 9-by-6-inch ceremony program from the reveal of the Hot Wheels Forever stamp line, and digital color postmarks of all 10 cars. All items are available at https://store.usps.com/store.
“Today, we make history as the Postal Service and our partners at Mattel are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels with these dynamic stamps showcasing the iconic toys that were a part of my childhood and that of my children,” stated USPS Marketing Vice President Steve Monteith at reveal ceremony, which took place Sept. 29 at the Goodguys 26th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway. “These miniature works of art truly capture the thrill and excitement of these legendary vehicles and now will speed their way as Forever stamps on millions of cards and letters.”
If you’ve never considered collecting stamps but love cars, this momentous release is a great place to start. We at The News Wheel, who had the opportunity to interview Hot Wheels’ head of design, will certainly be getting a set to display at our office.
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