DEARBORN - It will come as no surprise to avid philatelists that Ford and a number of Ford products have been featured on several official postage stamps over the years. In fact, James E. Bie wrote in the February/March 1995 edition of Ford World that 188 stamps from more than 70 nations have commemorated Ford vehicles through postage, each becoming a tiny yet practical collectable.
One of the first Ford stamps was made for U.S. use and featured Henry Ford and a 1909 Model T. The Model T was a favorite, globally making its way to at least 10 different stamps, but cars weren’t the only accessory we affixed to our mail. Ford’s Quadricycle, tri-motor plane, trucks, fire engines and taxis all graced envelopes at some point or another.
To celebrate the 105th anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth on July 30, 1968, Henry’s visage was added to the Prominent Americans collection of U.S. stamps. It was a twelve cent stamp and was sold at Greenfield Village along with a special envelope on the day of the celebration.
In 1999, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a Mustang stamp as part of its Celebrate the Century series. The stamp captured a red 1965 Mustang convertible and was one of 150 stamps in the series that featured important events from the 20th century.