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Posted By: Patina rules

Zip codes? - Sat Dec 30 2017 06:21 PM

I've been told that only cans from the mid 60's and up have zip codes on them. True? I've seen a few cans that people claim to be from the "'40's" with zip codes
Posted By: Ed Steagall

Re: Zip codes? - Sat Dec 30 2017 07:02 PM

smile The US Postal Service created the Zip Code System in 1963. Nothing before that year could have had a zip code in the address. The System was promoted by a caricature of a thin Mailman named " Mr. Zip." info available on Wicapedia, Tom Buckles, or a 20 year retired Mail Carrier, me. Ed.
Posted By: keithia

Re: Zip codes? - Sat Dec 30 2017 08:59 PM

Bar codes started about 10 years later.
Posted By: Patina rules

Re: Zip codes? - Sat Dec 30 2017 09:40 PM

Thanks for the info guys. Wow, good for you ED, I bet you could tell some stories!
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Zip codes? - Sat Dec 30 2017 10:57 PM

many addresses during the period between 1943 and 1963 had a one or two digit number following the city name. These numbers were postal zones .. ... cool
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