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#701476 - Sat Dec 30 2017 01:21 PM Zip codes?
Patina rules Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 02 2017
Loc: MS
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

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#701478 - Sat Dec 30 2017 02:02 PM Re: Zip codes? [Re: Patina rules]
Ed Steagall Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 07 2007
Loc: Tucson, Az. USA
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.

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#701485 - Sat Dec 30 2017 03:59 PM Re: Zip codes? [Re: Patina rules]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Bar codes started about 10 years later.
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#701487 - Sat Dec 30 2017 04:40 PM Re: Zip codes? [Re: Patina rules]
Patina rules Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 02 2017
Loc: MS
Thanks for the info guys. Wow, good for you ED, I bet you could tell some stories!

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#701489 - Sat Dec 30 2017 05:57 PM Re: Zip codes? [Re: Patina rules]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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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