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  • Raymond Loewy commemorative stamp....and what is on it!?

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    As part of the 2011 commemorative postage stamp program just unveiled by the USPS, there is one set in particular that will probably make designers happy. In July 2011, a 12 stamp pane will honor industrial designers that were influential in the 20th century.

    And what is on the new Loewy stamp? Not a Studebaker, not a locomotive, not Air Force I and not a Coca Cola dispenser, but a pencil sharpener!? Go figure. Wonder who made that selection?
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...g?t=1297845664

    As part of the 2011 commemorative postage stamp program just unveiled by the USPS, there is one set in particular that will probably make designers happy. In July 2011, a 12 stamp pane will honor industrial designers that were influential in the 20th century.

    And what is on the new Loewy stamp? Not a Studebaker, not a locomotive, not Air Force I and not a Coca Cola dispenser, but a pencil sharpener!? Go figure. Wonder who made that selection?
    Most likely someone who was pretty sharp, Dick. BP
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    • #3
      A streamlined pencil sharpener, what else could it be! Maybe they could use the Coquelle Oven for on stamps to overseas.
      Tom
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      • #4
        It should be worth about 44 cents or what ever the price is at the time it comes out.
        Candbstudebakers
        Castro Valley,
        California


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        • #5
          I woulda guessed Something Coke related...hm...

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          • #6
            That pencil sharpener looks like a hood ornament!
            1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

            "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Thats absolutely unbelievabe. What a waste of paper. Think how nice a Hawk would have looked on the stamp.

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              • #8
                Of all the things Loewy designed.....

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                • #9
                  There is agreement with your observation. The AOAI magazine just received has an interesting article on Raymond Loewy. The pencil sharpener apparently was a prototype and may not have ever made it to production.
                  "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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                  • #10
                    A pencil pushing bureaucratic bean counting Monday morning meeting consortium most likely.
                    Jeff

                    Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
                    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...g?t=1297845664
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                    Wonder who made that selection?
                    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                    Jeff


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
                      http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...g?t=1297845664

                      As part of the 2011 commemorative postage stamp program just unveiled by the USPS, there is one set in particular that will probably make designers happy. In July 2011, a 12 stamp pane will honor industrial designers that were influential in the 20th century.

                      And what is on the new Loewy stamp? Not a Studebaker, not a locomotive, not Air Force I and not a Coca Cola dispenser, but a pencil sharpener!? Go figure. Wonder who made that selection?
                      I posted it on Stove Huggers as tomorrow's Ophan of the Day.

                      http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...053#post527053

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        Well, it is a rather extreme looking pencil sharpener.
                        You won't find one like it at Target.
                        And if I found one in an antique store I bet it would cost more than $44, especially after the stamp comes out.
                        I like it.

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                        • #13
                          Having never been produced it's selection erases any envolvement with getting approval or paying hommage to a manufacture.

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                          • #14
                            thats different by dezign ,,, sorry could not resist,, .... yes i know design is spelt whit an s ,,,, so all tongue in cheek
                            rawise

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                            • #15
                              ....but it is such a cool looking pencil sharpener.
                              Joe Roberts
                              '61 R1 Champ
                              '65 Cruiser
                              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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