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Postcodes of the World
(Zip Code in the USA)


Below is a checklist of (Worldwide) postcode (postal code, or Zip Code in the USA) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the author using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.


CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Postcodes of the world
Argentina1203 (Mi1363)1978use correct postal code number
Andorra (French)590 (Mi601)2004postal codes (AD+3-digits)
Andorra (French)590 fdcStamp and (text) cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Andorra (Spanish)305 (Mi?)2004postal codes (AD+3-digits)
Andorra (Spanish)305 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Spanish Post) cachet on FDC
Austria756 (Mi1201)1966introduction of postal zone numbers, 1966-01-01: zone map (4-digits)
Belgium432a (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 4 (432 + 784 + 2x 785 + 2 labels + large selvedge)1975postal code instructions
Belgium432b (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 4 (432 + 3x 787 + 2 labels + large selvedge)
Belgium434e (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 6 (4x 434 + 2x 475 + large selvedge)1972postal code instructions
Belgium434f (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 5 (434 + 4x 476 + label + large selvedge)
Belgium472ba (Mi?)On 2 labels of booklet pane of 10 (10x 472 + 2 labels)1970"Use postal codes" (in French and Dutch text)
Belgium472bb (Mi?)On 2 labels (different) of booklet pane of 10 (10x 472 + 2 labels)
Belgium472bc (Mi?)On 2 labels (different) of booklet pane of 10 (10x 472 + 2 labels)
Belgium472c (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 6 (3x 472 + 3x 475 + large selvedge)1970postal code map
Belgium473h (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 6 (473 + 5x 475 + large selvedge)
Belgium474a (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 5 (5x 475 + label + large selvedge)1969postal code map
Belgium474b (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 8 (2x 433 + 6x 474 + large selvedge)
Belgium782a (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 4 (782 + 3x 783 + 2 labels + large selvedge)1973postal code instructions
Belgium785a (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 4 (4x 485 + 2 labels + large selvedge)
Belgium977a (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 4 (977-978 + 2x 786 + 2 labels + large selvedge)1978postal code instructions
Belgium977b (Mi?)On large selvedge of booklet pane of 4 (977 + 979 + 2x 788 + 2 labels + large selvedge)
BelgiumUnknown (Mi2904)From MS10 (10x unknown)201950th anniv. postal codes in Belgium
BelgiumUnknown maxiMaxicard
Bulgaria2207 (Mi2372)1974introduction of postal zone numbers (4-digits): pen nib/tip, envelope
Canada815 (Mi724)From pair (816a (815-816))1979use postal code: ribbon, woman's finger
Canada816 (Mi725)use postal code: string, man's finger
China (Taiwan)1680 (Mi795)1970postal code system: zone map
China (Taiwan)1681 (Mi796)postal code system: postal code emblem (3-digits)
Cuba3126 (Mi3289)1989postal code (5-digits)
Czechoslovakia1978 (Mi2340)1976postal code symbol
Czechoslovakia1979 (Mi2341)postal code numbers: zone map
Egypt1207 (Mi1430)1983Post Day: use of postal code
France1345 (Mi1795)1972introduction of postal code system: hand, code symbol (5-digits)
France1346 (Mi1796)
France1535 cover (Mi2025 cover)Cancel (like France 1345 or 1346) on cover (Fleetwood cachet)1977"code postal"
Germany1777 (Mi1659)1993new postal codes (5-digits)
Germany2244 (Mi2345)200310th anniv. 5-digit postal codes, 1993
Great BritainNone(Text and pictorial) cancel on cover1968"Remember to use the postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text and pictorial) cancel on cover1969"Remember to use the postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1974"Remember to use the post code!"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1975"Remember to use the post code!"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1977"Remember to use the post code!"
Great BritainMH61bOn label from booklet pane of 5 (2x (MH22-MH23) + MH61) + label) with booklet front (BK225 var1, var2, or var3)1978"Remember the postcode" (on label), and "please use the postcode" (on inside)
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1978"Remember to use the post code!"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1978"Please use postcodes"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1979"Introduction of new postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1979"Please use postcodes"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1981"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1982"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNoneLabel from booklet pane and (text) cancel (same) on cover1982"Be properly addressed - postcode it", also "Remember the postcode" (on label with stamps, from booklet pane MH61b from 1978)
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1983"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1984"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1986"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1987"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1987"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1988"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1989"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1989"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1991"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1991"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1992"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1992"Be properly addressed - postcode it"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1993the "postcode" for Gretna is DG16
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1994"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1996"Need a postcode?"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1996"Need a postcode?"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1997"Pass on your postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1998"Need a postcode?"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover1999"Need a postcode?"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover1999"Please use the postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover2000"Please use the postcode"
Great BritainNoneLabel with stamp from booklet pane on cover2000"Please use the postcode" (on label with stamp, possibly from booklet pane MH121a)
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover2001"Please use the postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover2003"Please PRINT the postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover2009"Please PRINT the postcode"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel on cover2011"Please remember to write the postcode clearly"
Great BritainNone(Text) cancel (different) on cover2011"Please remember to write the postcode clearly"
Greece1452 (Mi1511)1983postal code inauguration: cover, zone map of Greece (5-digits)
Greece1453 (Mi1512)postal code inauguration: Hermes, post horn (5-digits)
Hungary2209 (Mi2831)1973introduction of postal code system: zone map, postcode symbol/letter-carrying Black Raven
Hungary2778 (Mi3596)198310th anniv. postal code, 1973: postcode symbol/Black Raven (4-digits)
Indonesia1240 (Mi1152)1984postcode system inauguration: zone map
Indonesia1241 (Mi1153)
Italy964 (Mi1237)1967introduction of postal zone number, 1967-07-01: card, zone number (5-digits)
Italy965 (Mi1251)1968
Italy966 (Mi1238)1967introduction of postal zone number, 1967-07-01: letter, zone number (5-digits)
Italy967 (Mi1252)1968
Japan956 (Mi1001)One (type-1) of pair (957a (956-957))1968Introduction of postal code system: codes on map, cartoon character; also reproductions of Austria 756 and Italy 964 and 967 and the USA "Use Zip Code" tab (in the cachet of 957a+959d FDC2)
Japan956 specimenOne (type-1) of pair (957a specimen (956-957 specimen))
Japan957 (Mi1002)One (type-2) of pair (957a (956-957))
Japan957 specimenOne (type-2) of pair (957a specimen (956-957 specimen))
Japan956+959 fdc1Two stamps and (Japan Stamp Publicity Association) cachet on FDC, also back
Japan956+959 fdc2Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan957-958 fdcTwo stamps and (Japan Stamp Publicity Association) cachet on FDC
Japan958 (Mi1003)One (type-1) of pair (959d (958-959))
Japan958 specimenOne (type-1) of pair (959d specimen (958-959 specimen))
Japan959 (Mi1004)One (type-2) of pair (959d (958-959))
Japan959 specimenOne (type-2) of pair (959d specimen (958-959 specimen))
Japan958aDouble booklet pane of 8 (4x 958 + 2x 959 + 2x 611), with booklet cover
Japan957a fdcTwo stamps and (Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC
Japan957a+959d fdc1Four stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan957a+959d fdc2Four stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan959d fdc1Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC
Japan959d fdc2Two stamps and (Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC
Japan959A (Mi1003C)One (type-1) of pair (959Bc (959A-959B)), perforated horizontally
Japan959B (Mi1004C)One (type-2) of pair (959Bc (959A-959B)), perforated horizontally
Japan997 (Mi1043)19691st anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, postal cards
Japan997 specimen997 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Japan998 (Mi1044)1st anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, mailbox
Japan998 specimen998 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Japan997-998 fdc1Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Kyoto cancel), also back(As above for stamps)
Japan997-998 fdc2Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Osaka cancel), also back
Japan997-998 fdc3Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Tokyo cancel), also back
Japan997-998 fdc4Two stamps and (M.) cachet on FDC
Japan997-998 fdc5Two stamps and (M.) cachet (different) on FDC
Japan997-998 fdc6Two stamps and (Japan Stamp Publicity Association) cachet on FDC
Japan1032 (Mi1079)1970(2nd anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, buildings
Japan1032 specimen1032 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Japan1033 (Mi1080)
Japan1033 specimen1033 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Japan1032-1033 fdc1Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (? cancel)
Japan1032-1033 fdc2Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Tokyo cancel)
Japan1032-1033 fdc3Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Osaka cancel)
Japan1032-1033 fdc4Two stamps and (Japan Stamp Publicity Association) cachet on FDC (scenic cancel)
Japan1032-1033 fdc5Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC (Tokyo cancel)
Japan1032-1033 fdc6Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC, also back
Japan1032-1033 fdc7Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1064 (Mi1114)1971(3rd anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, Arabic numerals
Japan1064 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1065 (Mi1115)
Japan1065 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1064-1065 fdc1Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1064-1065 fdc2Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC
Japan1064-1065 fdc3Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC, and back
Japan1118 (Mi1155)1972(4th anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, envelope
Japan1119 (Mi1156)(4th anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, mailbox
Japan1118-1119 fdc1Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Tokyo hand cancel)(As above for stamps)
Japan1118-1119 fdc2Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Tokyo machine cancel)
Japan1118-1119 fdc3Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (2 cancels)
Japan1118-1119 fdc4Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Osaka cancel)
Japan1118-1119 fdc5Two stamps and (JPS) cachet on FDC
Japan1118-1119 fdc6Two stamps and (Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC
Japan1118-1119 fdc7Two stamps and (Ministry of Postal Services) cachet (different) on FDC, also back
Japan1143 (Mi1183)19735th anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, tree
Japan1143 specimen1143 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Japan1144 (Mi1184)5th anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, mailman
Japan1144 specimen1144 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Japan1143-1144 fdc1Two stamps and (Tokyo) cancel and (NCC) cachet on FDC, also back(As above for stamps)
Japan1143-1144 fdc2Two stamps and (NCC) cachet on FDC (Osaka cancel), also back
Japan1143-1144 fdc3Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1143-1144 fdc4Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1143-1144 fdc5Two stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan2854c (Mi3486?)From MS12 (2854 (a-l))2003new 7-digit postal code: Posuton
Japan2854f (Mi3489?)
Japan2854g (Mi3490?)
Japan2854j (Mi3493?)
Korea (South)712 (Mi722)1970introduction of postal zone numbers (3+2-digits): cartoon character, numbers
Luxembourg648 (Mi1016)1980introduction of postal code (4-digits): envelope
Luxembourg693 (Mi1078)1983World Communications Year: postal code (4-digits)
Mexico1259 (Mi?)1981inauguration of postal codes (5-digits): postcode symbol/pigeon/mail sack
Mexico1270 (Mi?)1982use postal codes (5-digits): postcode symbol/pigeon/mail sack
Mexico1344 (Mi1891)1984100th anniv. postal code [?], 1884: envelopes, graphic design
Netherlands574 (Mi1113)1978introduction of new postal code: hand, pencil/pen
Netherlands575 (Mi1114)
Poland1970 (Mi2246)1973introduction of postal code system: envelope, code (5-digits)
Portugal1404 (Mi1417)1978introduction of postal code: postrider (5-digits)
Portugal1405 (Mi1418)introduction of postal code: carrier pigeon
Portugal1406 (Mi1419)introduction of postal code: envelopes
Portugal1407 (Mi1420)introduction of postal code: pen
Reunion384 (Mi489)France 1345 overprinted "CFA" and 2 bars1972introduction of postal code system: hand, pencil/pen (5-digits)
Reunion385 (Mi490)France 1346 overprinted "CFA" and 2 bars
Romania2543 (Mi3261)1975introduction of postal code system (4-digits): letter, code, pigeon
Russia (USSR)4619 (Mi?)1977woman postal official, postal code (6-digits)
Saudi Arabia941 (Mi814)1985postal code inauguration: covers (5-digits)
Singapore323 (Mi329)1979postal code system (4-digits): envelope
Singapore324 (Mi330)
Singapore727 (Mi779)1995new 6-digit postal code (for local addresses only)
Singapore728 (Mi780)new 6-digit postal code
Spain2522 (Mi2785)1987postal code inauguration: symbolic pen/pencil tip
Thailand1023 (Mi1038)From booklet strip of 4 (4x 1023)19831st anniv. postal code, 1982: codes (5-digits)
Thailand1024 (Mi1039)From booklet strip of 4 (4x 1024)1st anniv. postal code, 1982: code (5-digits), envelope
Thailand1023-1024 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)
Tunisia754 (Mi967)1980introduction of postal code (4-digits)
Turkey2321 (Mi2720)1985postal code inauguration (5-digits)
Turkey2322 (Mi2721)
Turkey2323 (Mi2722)
Turkey2324 (Mi2723)
Turkey2325 (Mi2724)
Turkey2326 (Mi2725)
United States1511 (Mi1129)From block of 4 (4x 1511)1974Zip Code (5-digits): mail transport; "use zip codes" (in selvedge text of block of 4)
United States1511 fdc1Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States1511 fdc2Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United States1511 fdc3Stamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
United States1511 fdc4Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States1511 fdc5Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United StatesSP340(USPS) souvenir page (1511)
United States2150a (Mi1777xv)2150 pre-canceled "zip+4" coil stamp, perforated vertically1985Zip Code (9-digits)
United States2150+2150a cardFDC card
United States2150+2150a fdc1Two different stamps and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
United States2150+2150a fdc2Two different stamps and (Jim Butcher/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United States2150+2150a fdc3Two different stamps and (Hir?) cachet on FDC
United States2150+2150a fdc4Two different stamps and (Van) cachet on FDC
United StatesSP699(USPS) souvenir page (2150 and 2150a)
United States2150 fdc1(Pugh Cachets) cachet on FDC1985FDCs with non-pre-canceled stamps, but many with "Zip+4" or "9-digit zip code" (in cachet)
United States2150 fdc2(ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (2-line cancel)
United States2150 fdc3(ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (3-line cancel)
United States2150 fdc4(Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc5(Aristocrat) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc6(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc7(Collins hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc8(Printed) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc9(West Palm Beach FL) cancel and (van Natta BL hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc10(West Palm Beach FL) cancel and (Uncovers) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc11(Northern Virginia Beach VA) cancel and (Uncovers) cachet on FDC
United States2150 maxiMaxicard
United States2262a (Mi?)2262 pre-canceled "zip+4" coil stamp, perforated vertically1987-1988Zip Code (9-digits)
United StatesSP767(USPS) souvenir page (2253+2262), 2262a pre-cancel is also shown
United States2264 (Mi?)pre-canceled "zip+4" coil stamp, perforated vertically
United StatesSP777(USPS) souvenir page (2264)
United States2266 (Mi?)pre-canceled "zip+4" coil stamp, perforated vertically
United States2266 fdcStamp(s) on FDC (Pugh cachet)
United StatesSP779(USPS) souvenir page (2266)
United States2127a (Mi?)pre-canceled "zip+4" coil stamp, perforated vertically1989Zip Code (9-digits)
United States2127a fdc1Stamp(s) on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United States2127a fdc2Stamp(s) on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesSP679a(USPS) souvenir page (2127a)
Uruguay1285 (Mi?)1989use postal codes
Uruguay1285 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Direccion National de Correos cachet)
Uruguay1286 (Mi?)
Uruguay1286 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Direccion National de Correos cachet)
Yugoslavia1087 (Mi1445)1971introduction of postal code system: letter, code, map (5-digits)


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