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"Hot Wheels U.S. Postal Stamps"

These are the 10 cars that I helped pick out that best represents the Mattel Toy Corp. 50th year of the Hot Wheels collection.

The stamps came in a sheet of 20 as pictured and are arranged on the pane in four diagonal rows of five stamps each, with narrow selvage separating the die-cut edges of each stamp. The Hot Wheels flames logo is prominent in the upper right corner of the pane selvage.

Apparently anticipating high demand for these stamps from stamp collectors, postal customers and Hot Wheels fans, the Postal Service has ordered a printing of 100 million stamps, more than twice the average of 40.76 million for U.S. forever commemorative stamps issued (as of 2018). Only the Scooby-Doo forever commemorative series issued July 14 with a print run of 252 million, was printed in larger numbers.

These stamps became available to the public in September 2018.