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Pioneers of American Industrial Design Stamps

With all my bills being signed up for “autopay” and having a book of Forever Stamps literally forever, I rarely visit a post office – which doesn’t really break my heart. I hate standing in a line at the post office! Anyway… my niece’s birthday was coming up and I had to drag myself to a local post office – I was glad I did when I saw the display for the newly issued stamps called “Pioneers of American Industrial Design.”

Pioneers of American Industrial Design Stamps

Pioneers of American Industrial Design Stamps

On June 29, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service issued a sheet of stamps cerebrating 12 influential industrial designers. Each stamp features an image of an object and its designer’s name. A description of each stamp is written on the back of the sheet. The 12 designers featured are: Peter Müller-Munk, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague, Henry Dreyfuss, Norman Bel Geddes, Dave Chapman, Greta von Nessen, Eliot Noyes, Russel Wright and Gilbert Rohde.

Gilbert Rohde Electric Clock Stamp

Gilbert Rohde Electric Clock Stamp

I know that industrial design is not the same as mid-century modern design, but I figure many mid-century modern fans probably enjoy these stamps – I certainly do!

Frederick Hurten Rrhead Dinnerware Stamps

Frederick Hurten Rrhead Dinnerware Stamps

The Pioneers of American Industrial Design stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and are available at the USPS website or the U.S. post office.

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