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Studebaker Champion Deluxe, 1950, Starlight Coupe

Historic Land Vehicles

Title

Studebaker Champion Deluxe, 1950, Starlight Coupe

Denomination

20¢

Date of Issue

June 8, 1996

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Historic Land Vehicles

Series Time Span

1996

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.

About Stamp

The Studebaker, a popular car of the 1950s, was an important example of post-war styling. Studebaker opened a Canadian plant in Walkerville, Ontario in 1909, and manufactured hundreds of cars for Canadian and Commonwealth sale before it closed in 1936. The post-war demand for cars led Studebaker to open a Canadian facility at Hamilton in 1948. The first car to roll off the assembly line was a 4-door Champion Deluxe. This series included the 2-door Starlight coupe, built from 1948 to 1952. Studebaker's design team, led by Raymond Loewy, based its designs on Aerodynamic motifs. The 1950 model included styling similar to a DC-3 in the shape and detailing of the front end. In 1964, "Track and Traffic" magazine voted Studebaker Car of the Year. Two years later, the Hamilton factory closed.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 11, 1993, p. 17-18.

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