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United States stamps - Mr. Zips stamps

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See: United States stamps - 1989 to 2007


 

Mr. ZIP was a cartoon character used in the 1960s by the United States Post Office Department, and in the 1970s by its successor, the United States Postal Service, to encourage the general public to include the ZIP Code in all mailings.

The Post Office had little difficulty in getting mass mailers to use the ZIP Code as they could require its use in order to receive preferential mailing rates, which it soon did. However, there was some resistance to using it by the general public who occasionally mailed items, almost invariably at the full First Class Mail rate, which by regulation had to be delivered if at all possible and feasible. This was particularly true of older mailers. Mr. ZIP was the Post Office's answer to this, apparently to reach small children to know to always use the ZIP Code as they got older, and also to encourage their parents and grandparents to do so.

Mr. ZIP was a caricature of a mail carrier, wide-eyed and drawn with his letter bag trailing him in such a way as to imply his travelling at extreme speed, and sometimes holding on to his hat with his free hand. His hair was straight, but his skin was somewhat orange, making him non racially-identifiable. His limbs were very thin, almost like those of a stick figure. He was used especially on posters promoting ZIP Code use. The character seems largely to have been phased out by the late 1970s, but was copyrighted by the Post Office, which still retains all rights to it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._ZIP

 

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Stamps with Mr. Zip

Scott No.

Date of Issue

 

#1242

10.1.1964

Sam Houston

#1243

19.3.1964

Charles M. Russel

#1247

15.6.1964

New Jersey Tercentenary

#1249

1.8.1964

Register and Vote

#1250

14.8.1964

Shakespeare

#1251

11.9.1964

Drs. William and Charles Mayo

#1258

21.11.1964

Verrazano - Narrows bridge

#1260

15.12.1964

Amateur Radio

#1182

9.4.1965

Appomatox

#1262

15.2.1965

Physical Fitness - Sokol

#1263

1.4.1965

Crusade Against Cancer

#1264

13.5.1965

Churchil Memorial

#1267

2.7.1965

Salvation Army

#1268

17.7.1965

Dante Alighieri

#1269

10.8.1965

Herbert Hoover

#1271

28.8.1965

Settlement of Florida

#1273

17.9.1965

John Singleton Copley

#1308

16.4.1966

Indiana Statehood Sesquicentennial

#1309

2.5.1966

American Circus

#1312

1.7.1966

175th Anniversary, Bill of Rights

#1313

30.7.1966

Polish Millennium

#1315

29.8.1966

Marine Corp Reserve

#1317

24.9.1966

American Folklore

#1319

21.10.1966

Great River Road

#1320

26.10.1966

Savings Bond - Servicemen

#1323

17.4.1967

National Grange

#1327

12.7.1967

Henry David Thoreau

#1329

1.8.1967

Voice of America

#1333

2.10.1967

Urban Planning

#1334

6.10.1967

50th Anniveresary, Finnish Independence

#1336

6.11.1967

Christmas

#C70

20.3.1967

Alaska Purchase

#1339

12.2.1968

150th Anniversary, Illinois Statehood

#1340

30.3.1968

HemisFair '68

#1343

17.5.1968

Law & Order

#1344

27.6.1968

Register and Vote

#1355

11.9.1968

Walt Disney

#1359

9.10.1968

Leif Erikson

#1361

18.10.1968

John Trumbull

#1364

4.11.1968

American Indian

#1369

15.3.1969

50th Anniversary, American Legion

#1370

1.5.1969

American Folklore - Grandma Moses

#1371

5.5.1969

Apollo 8

#1373

16.7.1969

200th Anniversary, California Settlement

#1380

22.9.1969

Dartmouth College Case

#1383

14.10.1969

Dwight D. Eisenhower

#1385

20.11.1969

Hope for Crippled

#1386

3.12.1969

William M. Harnett

#1405

22.8.1970

Edgar Lee Masters

#1414

5.11.1970

Christmas

#1420

21.11.1970

Landing of the Pilgrims

#1421

24.11.1970

50th Anniversary, Disabled Veteransof America

#1422

24.11.1970

Honoring US Servicemen

#1423

16.1.1971

American Wool Industry

#1424

26.1.1971

General Douglas McArthur

#1432

4.7.1971

American Revolution Bicentennial

#1436

28.8.1971

Emily Dickenson

#1437

12.9.1971

450th Anniversary, San Juan, Puerto Rico

#1438

5.10.1971

Prevent Drug Abuse

#1439

27.10.1971

CARE

#1444-5

10.11.1971

Christmas

#1446

3.2.1972

Sidney Lanier

#1447

11.2.1972

Peace Corps

#1453

1.3.1972

National Park stem Centennial

#1455

18.3.1972

Family Planning

#1469

9.10.1972

Osteopathic Medicine

#1470

13.10.1972

American Folklore - Tom Sawyer

#1471-2

9.11.1972

Christmas

#C84

3.5.1972

National Park stem Centennial

#1488

23.3.1973

Postal Service Employees

#1507-8

7.11.1973

Christmas

#1526

26.3.1974

Robert Frost

#1530, #1533,

#1534, #1537

6.6.1974

Centenary, UPU

#1542

12.6.1974

Kentucky Settlement

#1547

23.9.1974

Energy Conservation

#1548

10.10.1974

American Folklore - Legend of Sleepy Hollow

#1549

13.10.1974

Retarded Children

#1550

23.10.1974

Christmas

#1553

10.2.1975

American Arts - Benjamin West

#1554

1.5.1975

American Arts - Paul Laurence Dunbar

#1564

17.6.1975

200th Anniversary, Battle of Bunker Hill

#1565-8

4.7.1975

Military Uniforms

#1579-80

14.10.1975

Christmas

#1629, #1631

1.1.1976

American Bicentennial

#1692-3

4.7.1976

American Bicentennial

#1695-8

16.7.1976

Olympic Games

#1699

18.8.1976

Clara Maas

#1700

18.9.1976

Adolph s. Ochs

#1704

3.1.1977

American Bicentennial

#1706-9

13.4.1977

American Folk Art - Pottery

#1711

21.5.1977

Colorado Statehood

#1716

13.6.1977

Marquis de Lafayette

#1731

6.1.1978

Carl Sandburg

#1732-3

20.1.1978

Captain Cook

#1744

1.2.1978

Black Heritage

#1753

4.5.1978

American Bicentennial

#1754

18.5.1978

Early Cancer Detection

#1755

24.5.1978

Performing Arts - Jimmie Rodgers

#1756

3.7.1978

Performing Arts - George M. Cohan

#1757d, #1757h

10.6.1978

CAPEX

#1758

26.6.1978

Photography

#1760-3

26.8.1978

American Owls

#1770

12.1.1979

Robert F. Kennedy

#1771

13.1.1979

Black Heritage

#1773

27.2.1979

John Steinbeck

#1774

4.3.1979

Albert Einstein

#1775-8

19.4.1979

American Folk Art - Pennlvania Toleware

#1779-82

4.6.1979

American Architecture

#1783-6

7.6.1979

Endangered Flora

#1788

9.8.1979

Special Olympics

#1789

23.9.1979

John Paul Jones

#1790

5.9.1979

Olympics

#1801

4.11.1979

Performing Arts - Will Rogers

#1803

29.1.1980

Performing Arts - W. C. Fields

#1804

15.2.1980

Black Heritage

#1805, #1810, 1810a

25.2.1980

Letter Writing

#1821

10.4.1980

Frances Perkins

#1823

31.5.1980

Emily Bissell

#1824

27.6.1980

Helen Keller

#1825

21.7.1980

Veterans Administration

#1826

23.7.1980

General Bernardo de Galvez

#1827-30

26.8.1980

Coral Reefs

#1831

1.9.1980

Organized Labor

#1832

5.9.1980

Edith Wharton

#1833

12.9.1980

American Education

#1834-7

25.9.1980

American Folk Art - Pacific Northwest Indian Masks

#1842

31.10.1980

Christmas

#C98

13.10.1980

Philip Mazzei

#1874

4.1.1981

Everett Dirksen

#1875

30.1.1981

Black Heritage

#1876-9

23.4.1981

Flowers

#1910

1.5.1981

American Red Cross Centennial

#1911

8.5.1981

Savings and Loan Sesquicentennial

#1912, #1915-6, #1919

21.5.1981

Space Achievement

#1921-4

26.6.1981

Preservation of Wildlife Habitats

#1926

10.7.1981

Edna St. Vincent Millay

#1932-3

22.9.1981

Athletes

#1941

5.11.1981

John Hanson

#1950

30.1.1982

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

#1952

22.2.1982

George Washington

#1953, #1962, #1993, #2002

14.4.1982

State Birds and Flowers

#2010

30.4.1982

Horatio Alger

#2012

8.6.1982

Performing Arts - John, Ethel and Lionel Barrymore

#2013

10.6.1982

Dr. Mary E. Walker

#2015

13.7.1982

America's Libraries

#2016

2.8.1982

Jackie Robinson

#2026

3.11.1982

Christmas

#2031

19.1.1983

Science and Industry

#2038

13.4.1983

Joseph Priestly

#2044

9.6.1983

Scott Joplin

#2046

6.7.1983

George Herman Ruth

#2047

8.7.1983

Nathaniel Hawthorne

#2053

9.9.1983

Civil Service

#2063

28.10.1983

Christmas

#2065

1.11.1983

Martin Luther

#C101-4

17.6.1983

1984 Olympic Games

#2066

3.1.1984

25th Anniversary, alaskan Statehood

#2067-70

6.1.1984

Winter Olympic Games

#2071

12.1.1984

50th Anniversary FDIC

#2072

31.1.1984

Love

#2073

1.2.1984

Carter G. Woodson

#2074

6.2.1984

Soil and Water Conservation

#2075

10.2.1984

50th Anniversary, Credit Union Act

#2081

16.4.1984

National Archives

#2082-5

4.5.1984

1984 Los Angeles Olympics

#2088

23.5.1984

Performing Arts - Douglas Fairbanks

#2089

24.5.1984

Jim Thorpe

#2090

6.6.1984

Performing Arts - John McCormack

#2091

26.6.1984

25th Anniversary, St. Lawrence Seaway

#2093

13.7.1984

Roanoke Voyages

#2094

1.8.1984

Herman Melville

#2095

6.8.1984

Horace Moses

#2096

13.8.1984

Smokey the Bear

#2097

17.8.1984

Roberto Clemente

#2102

26.9.1984

Crime Prevention

#2104

1.10.1984

Family Unity

#2105

11.10.1984

Eleanor Roosevelt

#2106

16.10.1984

Nation of Readers

#2107-8

30.10.1984

Christmas

#2109

10.11.1984

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

#2110

23.1.1985

Performing Arts - Jerome Kern

#2137

5.3.1985

Black Heritage

#2143

17.4.1985

Love

#2146

14.6.1985

Abigail Adams

#2159

1.10.1985

Public Education in America

#2165

30.10.1985

Christmas


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