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#701476 Sat Dec 30 2017 12:21 PM
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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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Patina rules #701478 Sat Dec 30 2017 01:02 PM
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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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Bar codes started about 10 years later.


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Patina rules #701487 Sat Dec 30 2017 03:40 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. Wow, good for you ED, I bet you could tell some stories!

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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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