United States Postal Service Puts Its Stamp On Mecum In Indy

By Auto News Log • April 24th, 2013

Muscle Car Stamps Dedication Tour Continues at Original Spring Classic May 14-19

Walworth, Wis. – As the original, largest and best muscle car auction in the world, Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic has established itself as the premier venue for all things muscle and consequently the perfect place for the U.S. Postal Service to highlight its five new limited edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars. 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.

About Mecum Auctions

Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

About the United States Postal Service

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service was ranked number one in overall service performance, out of the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world, Oxford Strategic Consulting. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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:

Vehicles start Tuesday through Sunday at 10 a.m. with 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)

Source: Mecum Auctions

 

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