Stamping Trucks

Yesterday we looked at pickup trucks—the Chevrolet Silverado vs. the Ford F-150—so today we’re going to continue that theme, but this time in a more benign manner.

Yesterday we looked at pickup trucks—the Chevrolet Silverado vs. the Ford F-150—so today we’re going to continue that theme, but this time in a more benign manner.

No landscaping blocks were dropped on the beds of trucks in order for the U.S. Postal System to come up with four stamps that celebrated the quintessential (and best-selling overall, which the F-Series has been, through 2015, for 34 years running) American vehicle: the pickup.

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On July 15, 2016, at 1:00 pm, at the New York State Fairgrounds, the “Pickup Trucks Forever Stamps” will be released for the first time.

The four trucks featured in renderings by Chris Lyons based on the designs of Antonio Alcalá are the 1938 International Harvester D-2, the 1948 Ford F-1, the 1953 Chevrolet, and the 1965 Ford F-100.

As you may note, the Chevrolet pickup is just the “Chevrolet.” And while we now have the F-150 (and higher digits in heavier duty capabilities), they did start with “1,” although they didn’t have sequential numbers (i.e., no F-2, F-3, F-4. . . .).

Given that Ford gets two out of the four stamps, it is clear that it wins this contest against Chevy.