Mar 14, 2009

The car that collected 10,000 stamps in 1936

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This story was published in the November, 1936 issue of Modern Mechanix magazine (the forerunner of Mechanix Illustrated).

Ed Hadley of Casper, Wyoming created this very strange stamp album.

In 1936, Ripley's Believe It or Not! featured this as the “car that went postal.”

Five girls worked for six weeks to plaster the car with the 10,000-odd specimens, which are covered with a protective coat of varnish to shield them from the weather.

The car is believed to be a 1936 Cadillac Fleetwood 2-passenger coupe without side mounts.