Studebaker Champion Deluxe, 1950, Starlight Coupe
Date of Issue
June 8, 1996
Historic Land Vehicles
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 13
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.
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.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 11, 1993, p. 17-18.
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