Mr. ZIP® T-Shirt - Gray

Mr. ZIP® T-Shirt - Gray

Size: Small

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Issue Date: 6/17/2020

This vintage Mr. ZIP® T-Shirt in gray shows Mr. ZIP delivering mail. This shirt is a 50% cotton and 50% polyester blend fabric for a soft and comfortable fit.

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  • This vintage Mr. ZIP® T-Shirt in gray shows Mr. ZIP® delivering mail. This shirt is a 50% cotton and 50% polyester blend fabric for a soft and comfortable fit.

    Sizes Available:
    Small
    Length: 28"
    Chest: 18"

    Medium
    Length: 29"
    Chest: 20"

    Large
    Length: 30"
    Chest: 22"

    X-Large
    Length: 31"
    Chest: 24"

    Care:
    Machine wash cold with like colors, only non-chlorine bleach when needed, tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed, do not iron on print. Do not dry clean.

    The cartoon figure, Mr. ZIP, was adopted by the Postal Service as a trademark for the Zoning improvement Plan or ZIP code, which began on July 1, 1963. However, the figure originated several years earlier. It was designed by Harold Wilcox, son of a letter carrier and a member of Cunningham and Walsh advertising agency, for use by Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in a bank-by-mail campaign. Wilcox’s design was a child-like sketch of a postman delivering a letter. The figure was used only a few times then filed away.

    The American Telephone and Telegraph Company acquired the design from the Cunningham and Walsh agency and kindly made it available to the Post Office Department without cost. Post Office Department artists retained the face but sharpened the limbs and torso and added a mail bag. The new figure, dubbed Mr. ZIP, was unveiled by the Post Office Department at a convention for postmasters in October 1962. Mr. ZIP, who has no first name, appeared in many public service announcements and advertisements urging postal customers to use the five-digit ZIP Code that was initiated on July 1, 1963. Within four years of his appearance, eight out of ten Americans knew who Mr. ZIP was and what he stood for.

    SKUs featured on this page: 843279,843280,843281,843282

  • Sizes Available:
    Small
    Length: 28"
    Chest: 18"

    Sizes Unavailable:

    Medium
    Length: 29"
    Chest: 20"

    Large
    Length: 30"
    Chest: 22"

    X-Large
    Length: 31"
    Chest: 24"

    Care:
    Machine wash cold with like colors, only non-chlorine bleach when needed, tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed, do not iron on print. Do not dry clean.

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