Pickup trucks continue to be a mainstay of vehicle sales here in America and the U.S. Postal Service has chosen to recognize four legendary examples of these versatile haulers in a new series of Forever stamps that will go on sale later this year. The honorees span four decades of pickup history starting with the 1938 International Harvester D-2, a truck that mixed practicality with sophisticated front end styling that reflected the Art Deco influence seen on luxury cars of the era.

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The second truck to be singled out for USPS distinction is the 1948 Ford F-1. The automaker’s original F-Series model, Ford’s first post-war pickup design also was the first to use a chassis not based on passenger car underpinnings. Representing the third decade and powered by the division’s iconic “Stovebolt Six” engine, the 1953 Chevrolet pickup carried on the “Advance Design” styling themes introduced in 1947 that propelled Chevy to market leadership during that time. Rounding out this fabled foursome is the 1965 Ford F-100, a truck that introduced Ford’s softer-riding coil-spring Twin I-Beam front suspension on rear-drive models.

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