#1511 – 1974 10c Zip Code

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U.S. #1511
10¢ Zip Code
1973-74 Regular Issue
 
Issue Date: January 4, 1974
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 150,000,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10 x 11 ½
Color: Multicolored
This colorful stamp was issued to publicize ZIP Codes. The Zoning Improvement Plan, hence the name ZIP Code, was introduced by the U.S. Post Office Department in 1963. This five-digit national coding system identifies each postal area and allows for speedier and more accurate handling of the mail. The design, which shows different forms of transportation used to carry the mail, was taken from a pop art poster created by artist Randall McDougall.
 
 
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U.S. #1511
10¢ Zip Code
1973-74 Regular Issue
 
Issue Date: January 4, 1974
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 150,000,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10 x 11 ½
Color: Multicolored

This colorful stamp was issued to publicize ZIP Codes. The Zoning Improvement Plan, hence the name ZIP Code, was introduced by the U.S. Post Office Department in 1963. This five-digit national coding system identifies each postal area and allows for speedier and more accurate handling of the mail. The design, which shows different forms of transportation used to carry the mail, was taken from a pop art poster created by artist Randall McDougall.