StampsCoinsNotes: Articles in category Postal-zone

The Advent of the ZIP Code

Posted: Jan. 30, 2013, 12:17 p.m. by Jason Champion in postal-zone zip-code

In the early 20th century it was common for mail to be sent without an address. A letter addressed to “Reginald Doe” with an address of “City” would have no trouble arriving to an addressee in the same town provided there was only one person with that name. In small-to-medium-sized towns in 1910, that was enough to ensure delivery.

In the 1920's some post offices encouraged senders to write street addresses on mail. An ...

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