#1162 – 1960 4c Wheels of Freedom

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$0.40
$0.40
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$0.20
$0.20
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM636215x30mm 25 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.75
$7.75
- MM50145x30mm 50 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420245x30mm 50 Horizontal Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
 
U.S. #1162
4¢ Wheels of Freedom
 
Issue Date: October 15, 1960
City: Detroit, MI
Quantity: 109,695,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
11 x 10 1/2
Color: Dark blue
 
U.S. #1162 was issued to coincide with the opening of the 1960 National Automobile Show in Detroit, Michigan. The stamp pictures a steering wheel with a car, truck, and tractor in each section. On either side of the wheel are the Western and Eastern Hemispheres of Earth.
 
Detroit – the Center of the U.S. Automotive Industry
This stamp was issued to honor the contributions of the automobile industry to American life, in conjunction with the National Automobile Show. Its design symbolizes the worldwide importance of motor vehicles for transportation, commerce, and food production.
 
Detroit, Michigan, is one of the world’s great industrial centers. As the leading automotive production center in the United States, Detroit has earned the nicknames Automobile Capital of the World and Motor City. More than 10% of the workers in metropolitan Detroit are employed in automotive manufacturing.
 
As the center of automobile production, Detroit was the first city to have a paved concrete road (1909), the first to install a traffic light (1915), and the United States’ first urban freeway (1942).
 
Read More - Click Here


  • Imperforate Stamp Club Introductory Offer - 2015 49c A Charlie Brown Christmas Join Mystic's Imperforate Stamp Club and Save 30%

    Collect some of the scarcest US stamps issued in the last decade.  From 2012 to 2016, the USPS issued extremely limited quantities of imperforate stamps (as few as 10,000 in some cases).  On sale for just four years, it can be difficult to find them anywhere today.

    $18.95
    BUY NOW
  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

    $29.50
    BUY NOW
  • US Stamp Starter Kit U.S. Stamp Starter Kit

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S. stamps that are easy to find and buy.  As a bonus, we’ll include 100 used U.S. stamps, 1,000 hinges for attaching stamps in their album, and Mystic’s Guide to Stamp Collecting – all for FREE.  It’s a terrific value.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW

 

U.S. #1162
4¢ Wheels of Freedom
 
Issue Date: October 15, 1960
City: Detroit, MI
Quantity: 109,695,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
11 x 10 1/2
Color: Dark blue
 
U.S. #1162 was issued to coincide with the opening of the 1960 National Automobile Show in Detroit, Michigan. The stamp pictures a steering wheel with a car, truck, and tractor in each section. On either side of the wheel are the Western and Eastern Hemispheres of Earth.
 
Detroit – the Center of the U.S. Automotive Industry
This stamp was issued to honor the contributions of the automobile industry to American life, in conjunction with the National Automobile Show. Its design symbolizes the worldwide importance of motor vehicles for transportation, commerce, and food production.
 
Detroit, Michigan, is one of the world’s great industrial centers. As the leading automotive production center in the United States, Detroit has earned the nicknames Automobile Capital of the World and Motor City. More than 10% of the workers in metropolitan Detroit are employed in automotive manufacturing.
 
As the center of automobile production, Detroit was the first city to have a paved concrete road (1909), the first to install a traffic light (1915), and the United States’ first urban freeway (1942).