Mr. ZIP, was unveiled at a convention of postmasters in October 1962. His nickname was "Zippy". He's was a stick figure cartoon character used in the 1960s by the United States Post Office Department, and later by its successor, the United States Postal Service, to encourage the public to include the ZIP code in all mailings.
This early 1960s cufflinks set features the smiling Mr. ZIP with a mailbag over his shoulder. He's saluting you.
The silver-tone metal set includes the figural cufflinks and the tie clasp. Links measure 7/8 inch high. The clasp is 1 3/8 inches across by 7/8 inch high. Backs are marked ARTCRAFT. Set is in good working order....unused in original box.
Looks like Zippy did a good job as we all use Zip Codes now.
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