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Stamp Announcement 22-29: Pony Cars Stamps


On August 25, 2022, in Sacramento, CA, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Pony Cars stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 482400). These stamps will go on sale nationwide August 25, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Pony Cars commemorative pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

Over the past 6 decades, fast and fun pony cars have become a uniquely American obsession. With bold colors and dramatic lighting, this pane of 20 stamps captures the energy and mystique of five iconic U.S. automobiles:

n 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302,

n 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T,

n 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28,

n 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT, and

n 1969 AMC Javelin SST.

Using photographs as a reference, the artist painted in oil on panels. Zack Bryant designed the stamps with original art by Tom Fritz. Greg Breeding served as art director.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 482400, Pony Cars (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) Pane of 20 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services will not make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices. Post Offices may begin ordering stamps before the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web at

Special Dedication Postmarks

Only the following pictorial postmark is permitted for the Pony Cars stamps. The word “Station” or the abbreviation “STA” is required somewhere in the design because it will be a temporary station. Use of any image other than the following special pictorial image is prohibited.

Guidelines for Finalizing the Pony Cars Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art

Special Postmark

Special Postmark

To finalize the Pony Cars stamps pictorial postmark art, insert the date, city, state, and ZIP Code™ of the physical location of your event adjacent to the stamp image. Overall dimensions of the pictorial postmark must not exceed 4 inches (horizontally) by 2 inches (vertically). Collectors prefer the dimensions 3-1/2 inches by 1 inch.

The Postal Service™ must make all special postmarks known to collectors through advance publicity in the Postal Bulletin. Therefore, all special dedication cancellations must be reported to Stamp Services 4 weeks before the event using PS Form 413, Pictorial Postmark Announcement/Report. To get a copy of the form, go to

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™ or at The Postal Store® website at They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Pony Cars Stamps
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by December 25, 2022.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic catalog and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic catalog online at

Locally produced items are not authorized. Only merchandise that has been approved and assigned an item number by Headquarters Retail Marketing may be produced and sold.



Pony Cars Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20 (5 designs)

Issue Date & City:

August 25, 2022, Sacramento, CA 95813

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Zack Bryant, Charlottesville, VA


Tom Fritz, Newbury Park, CA


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd (APU)

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

45,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:



Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Pantone 6C

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 0.84 in. / 36.068 x 21.336 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 0.98 in. / 39.624 x 24.892 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.24 x 6.5 in. / 183.896 x 165.1 mm

Press Sheets Size (w x h):

13.0 x 21.75 in. / 330.2 x 552.45 mm

Plate Size:

240 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“P” followed by five (5) single digits in two corners

Marginal Markings:


Header: PONY CARS • Plate number in bottom two corners


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