This long wheelbase 1929 Packard wears a coach-built phaeton body. Wealthy customers often bought bare chassis from luxury car makers and had custom bodies installed by companies like Brunn and Dietrich. This vehicle features a separate cowl and windshield designed to protect rear seat passengers from wind and debris during spirited driving. The straight eight cylinder power plant replaced the V-12 in 1923 and would power Packard cars until the 1930s. The Packard family coat of arms appeared on the radiator emblem for the first time in 1929. On enquiry from friends in the States I was given to understand that this car would be worth about $65000, if at all it was available for sale.
The stamps Carrick affixed to the card are very pretty too. They are part of the 2011 “Forever” series of non-denominated postage issued by the United States. I will talk a little more about these non-denominated postage stamps a little later in my blog “letstalkstamps”.