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Milestones in Stamp History

Pickup Trucks First-Class Mail®

On July 15,2016, in Syracuse, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Pickup Trucks First-Class Mail® stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents), in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps (Item 680900).

These stamps will go on sale nationwide July 15, 2016.

In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates pickup trucks, the rugged and reliable work vehicles that Americans have driven for nearly a century. Each of four new stamps features one of the following iconic models: the 1938 International Harvester D-2, the 1948 Ford F-1, the 1953 Chevrolet, and the 1965 Ford F-100. The strong, sturdy 1938 International Harvester D-2 had a distinct barrel-shaped grille and its elegant styling mirrored the look of luxury automobiles of the era. The 1953 Chevrolet, featured large windshields that provided drivers with excellent visibility, a distinctive curvy grille that bulged in the middle, and a six-cylinder engine. The 1948 Ford F-1 included features like the roomy “Million Dollar Cab,” a sharp horizontal five-bar grille, and a six- or eight-cylinder engine. The 1965 Ford F-100 had a new grille that featured 18 small rectangular openings. It also featured what Ford dubbed “Twin-I-Beam” independent front suspension. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps with original artwork by Chris Lyons.
Initial Supply to Post Offices: Item 680900, Pickup Trucks (47-cent Forever First-Class Rate) Double-sided Booklet of 20 Stamps.

Our Officers for

President - William Matalavage

Vice President - Bruce McKinney

  2nd VP - Leon LaChance

Secretary - Astrid Swain

Treasurer - Ernest Megee III

Junior Members are encouraged to join as there are no age requirements to be a  junior club member. You must be 18 years old to hold an office and vote.

NEW ! Mailing Address:

Sussex County Stamp Club

P. O. Box 52

Georgetown, DE  19947


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The Sussex County Stamp Club
holds  meetings at, 7:00 to 9 p.m. the FIRST  Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. DE .
The formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm with club news and business, followed by the program and Auction. We typically have a 50/50 drawing at each meeting (1 ticket/$2) to benefit our  programs. Visitors are encouraged to join us at 6:30 for a meet and greet with our regular members.
Presently seeking new members  the club has been active in this area since 1989. Stamp collecting is educational and fun so come visit at our next meeting.Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join.

I hope you will consider joining one of the oldest hobbies still active as clubs throughout the United States

Why Collect Stamps?

Most individuals collect for relaxation and enjoyment although many secretly hope that they will discover a rare and elusive stamp that will make them wealthy. Some individuals collect as an investment. While the American Philatelic Society does not promote this, stamp collecting is a better investment than many other hobbies. As stamps are miniature works of art, it's nearly impossible to collect them without gaining a large amount of knowledge. Stamps also usually provide a much greater return on your investment than other hobbies. While you might not get back more than you invest, how much return can you get on your golf scorecard?

What should you collect?

Anything your heart desires. There are no restrictions on what you collect. The stamp world is vast and full of knowledgeable information. History, the arts, sports and Music the list goes on and on.  You may choose Mint or Used, Plates or full sheets, Worldwide or U.S.A. the choice is yours. One of the great benefits of being a member of a stamp club is that it costs so little.

Even the most expensive Club or society cost less than a $1 a week, with most costing considerably less.  The savings you will make on Stamps, books and accessories will more than repay the cost of joining a stamp club. Presently dues are $15 a year with the Sussex County Stamp Club..

Other Benefits included in your membership are perhaps the greatest. Which are the pleasures and friendships that you will get from joining a Philatelic Society This will last a lifetime and is quite simply priceless!

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