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Have you heard? The United States Postal Service released its new stamp collection featuring the works of the Pioneers of American Industrial Design.

Copyright USPS :: Pioneers of American Industrial Design Stamp Collection

Copyright USPS :: Rhead and von Nessen Stamps

From the iconic “Trimline” telephone designed by Henry Dreyfuss to the highly collectible Fiesta® dinnerware of Frederick Hurten Rhead, does this envelope art inspire you put down the computer and send off some snail mail? (By the way, notice that Greta von Nessen — yes, a woman! — is included among the 12 stamps.)

Which stamp is your favorite and why?

Peter Muller-Munk, “normandie” pitcher; Frederick Hurten Rhead, fiesta® dinnerware; Raymond Loewy,  streamlined pencil sharpener; Donald Deskey, table lamp; Walter Dorwin Teague, “baby brownie” camera; Henry Dreyfuss, “trimline” telephone; Norman Bel Geddes, “patriot” radio; Dave Chapman, sewing machines; Greta von Nessen, “anywhere” lamp; Eliot Noyes, “selectric” typewriter; Russel Wright, highlight/pinch flatware; Gilbert Rohde, electric clock

Tell us in the comments below.

8 Responses

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  2. LisaM13 says:

    They're all so beautifully retro, it's hard to pick just one. But I think I like the pencil sharpener best. It looks like a chubby rocket. :-)

  3. Lili@HGTV says:

    The typewriter, hands-down. Though that telephone is pretty great, too.

  4. Elemnope says:

    The stamp featuring Fiesta® dinnerware by Frederick Hurten Rhead is to die for!! LOVE the curves!! I will have to add these to my collection!!!

  5. Anna@HGTV says:

    The phone, especially if it came with Cary Grant attached to it, giving me a call. Oh Archibald, no I'm not busy…

  6. CplusE says:

    I like the sleek Russel Wright flatware, and even though I've always hated sewing, the streamlined sewing machines are quite eye-catching as well!

  7. reclaimed-past says:

    Norman Bel Geddes for sure. http://stores.ebay.com/reclaimedpast

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