Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cuban American car stamps

Despite the diplomatic stand off between the US and Cuba since the Cuban revolution in 1959, that didn't prevent Cuba from putting classic American cars on their stamps in 2002.  Many American cars from before the revolution can be seen in Cuba, although frequently they have been re-engined and reconditioned from Russian parts. Left to right, top to bottom: 1956 Pontiac Catalina; 1951 Hudson Hornet; 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air; 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood; 1957 Mercedes Benz 190 SL (German of course); 1957 Mercury Monterrey.

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