Famous industrial designs honored on new stamp set

By the Associated Press | June 27, 2011 | 12:15 PM EDT

This handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the 12 the Pioneers of American Industrial Design postage stamps, honoring 12 of the nation’s most important and influential industrial designers. The stamps will go on sale nationwide on June 29. There will be a dedication ceremony at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, in New York City. (AP Photo/USPS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember that colorful Fiesta dinnerware on your mom's or grandma's dinner table? How about the Baby Brownie camera she took snapshots with? Or that heavy, black telephone to chat on?

Those and several other classics of American design are featured on a new set of postage stamps being issued Wednesday. The stamps are designated "forever" and will sell for the first-class rate, currently 44-cents.

First-day ceremonies for the stamps will be held Wednesday at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the stamps will go on sale nationwide.

The set honors a dozen pioneers of American industrial design, with one of their works on each stamp.