Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines and get ready to roar through the 20s and 30s on the open road. Put your pedal to the metal and enjoy five commemorative automobile stamps issued in 1988 featuring rare cars from the 1920s and 1930s stored in a black vinyl 6 by 4 inch portfolio. The 1988 25 cent Classic Car Series begins with the 1928 Locomobile. The Locomobile considered itself the "best built car in America." The Locomobile company hired racecar driver Andrew Riker to design their version of the gasoline powered automobile. Riker also an engineer designed a car made of manganese bronze and heat-treated steel. The 1929 Pierce Arrow is the second automobile to grace itself in the 1988 commemorative classic car series. The new eight-cylinder engine and top-of-the line styling made 1929 Pierce Arrow's best year ever. The 1931 Cord the third stamp in the 1988 classic car series was manufactured by Auburn Automobile in Connersville, Indiana. Cord was known for their streamlined and innovative designs. Known for their luxury automobiles Packard defied the odds and weathered the Great Depression. The 1932 Packard is the featured auto in the 1988 classic car commemorative stamp series. The fifth and last car in the 1988 stamp series was the 1935 Duesenberg. Founded by brothers August and Frederick Duesenberg the company was known for luxury and speed. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.