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  • #16
    Originally posted by Retired View Post
    Having never been produced it's selection erases any envolvement with getting approval or paying hommage to a manufacture.
    I don't imagine that they would have any problem with approval or payment to Studebaker.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #17
      The Avanti article has the USPS release on the stamps...it seems they selected well known items from the other designers featured (like the IBM Selectric typewriter), which makes it even more puzzeling why they'd select such an obscure Loewy item.
      63 Avanti R1 2788
      1914 Stutz Bearcat
      (George Barris replica)

      Washington State

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      • #18
        I had much the same reaction as everyone here when I heard the stamp was released yesterday. What were they thinking? Before I posted I did a search to see if anyone else had posted about the stamp and found this thread.


        The United States Postal Service will release on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 special stamps commemorating some of the country�s greatest industrial designers � including CMG client Raymond Loewy, whose work included designing the unique look of Air Force One, the Greyhound bus, the Studebaker Avanti and Champion.
        The �Pioneers of American Industrial Design� forever stamps show a variety of objects from 12 influential designers. The Loewy stamp showcases the streamlined pencil sharpener.
        The stamp dedication ceremony will be at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City at 11 a.m. Raymond Loewy�s grandson, Jacque Loewy, will attend on behalf of his late grandfather.
        http://www.raymondloewy.com/viewheadline.php?id=2280
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        • #19
          as a champion and (former) avanti owner all i can say is......................
          nope, can't say it on this family-friendly forum.
          Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

          '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

          '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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          • #20
            At least we can say the U.S Postal Service got it right back in 2005 when they released that handsome image of the 1953 Studebaker Starliner stamp.

            \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
            MELBOURNE.

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            • #21
              Yes, of all the things Loewy designed...

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              • #22
                surprised me. At first glance I would have thought it was a Peter Graves design. Looks like Graves can openers, teapots, etc.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by mdelapp View Post
                  surprised me. At first glance I would have thought it was a Peter Graves design. Looks like Graves can openers, teapots, etc.
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                  this thread will self destruct in 5 seconds. good luck jim!!!
                  Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                  '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                  '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                  • #24
                    My bad.

                    Meant Michael Graves.

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                    • #25
                      I guess...

                      someone was trying to make a point!! . Bish
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                      1956 2E12 O/D SOLD!
                      1959 4E2 4spd, TT
                      1963 8E28 GSA order
                      1963 8E5 SOLD!
                      1963 Lark Daytona Wagonaire 289,O/D, TT

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                      • #26
                        Raymond Loewy stamp

                        Here is a image of the stamp released last week, for those that have not seen it yet.

                        Also, the release from the Cooper Hewlett Museum of Industrial Design in New York:

                        http://www.raymondloewy.org/news.html
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                        Lew Schucart
                        Editor, Avanti Magazine

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                        • #27
                          That particular pencil sharpener was one of Loewy's first designs in 1933.
                          \"Life is short, write in pen\"

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                          • #28
                            What pencil sharpener ? It looks like a Studebaker with a handle to me !!

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                            • #29
                              Streamlining a pencil sharpener was a very important achievement as it allowed one to sharpen there pencil while on the run....
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                              In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                              • #30
                                I cant tell whether its coming or going!
                                TOM
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