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Postcodes of the World
(Zip Code in the US)


Below is a checklist of (worldwide) postcode (postal code, or Zip Code) 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
Austria756 (Mi1201)1966introduction of postal zone numbers, 1966-01-01: zone map (4-digits)
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 (Mi903)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 on cover1977like France 1345 or 1346
Germany1777 (Mi1659)1993new postal codes (5-digits)
Germany2244 (Mi2345)200310th anniv. 5-digit postal codes, 1993
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; (note postcode stamps from Austria and Italy in FDC2 cachet)
Japan957 (Mi1002)One (type-2) of pair (957a (956-957))
Japan958 (Mi1003)One (type-1) of pair (959d (958-959))
Japan959 (Mi1004)One (type-2) of pair (959d (958-959))
Japan958aBooklet panes of 4 (4x 958 + 2x 959 + 2x 611)
Japan957a+959d fdc1Four stamps and cachet on FDC
Japan957a+959d fdc2Four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Japan959A (Mi1003C)One (type-1) of pair (959Bc (959A-959B)), perforated vertically
Japan959B (Mi1004C)One (type-2) of pair (959Bc (959A-959B)), perforated vertically
Japan997 (Mi1043)19691st anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, postal cards
Japan998 (Mi1044)1st anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, mailbox
Japan1032 (Mi1079)1970(2nd anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, buildings
Japan1033 (Mi1080)
Japan1064 (Mi1114)1971(3rd anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, Arabic numerals
Japan1065 (Mi1115)
Japan1118 (Mi1155)1972(4th anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, envelope
Japan1119 (Mi1156)(4th anniv.) postal code system: cartoon character, mailbox
Japan1143 (Mi1183)19735th anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, tree
Japan1144 (Mi1184)5th anniv. postal code system, 1968: cartoon character, mailman
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 zip codes (5-digits): postcode symbol/pigeon/mail sack
Mexico1270 (Mi?)1982use zip 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 419831st anniv. postal code, 1982: codes (5-digits)
Thailand1024 (Mi1039)From booklet strip of 41st anniv. postal code, 1982: code (5-digits), envelope
Thailand1023-1024 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC(As above)
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
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 FDC
United States2150+2150a fdc2Two different stamps and (Jim Butcher) 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) 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
United States2150 fdc3(ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (slightly different 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 fdc9Cancel and (van Natta BL hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc10Cancel and (W Palm Beach Uncovers) cachet on FDC
United States2150 fdc11Cancel (different) and (W Palm Beach Uncovers) cachet (same) on FDC
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 StatesSP779(USPS) souvenir page (2266)
United States2266 fdcStamp(s) on FDC (Pugh cachet)
United States2127a (Mi?)pre-canceled "zip+4" coil stamp, perforated vertically1989Zip Code (9-digits)
United StatesSP679a(USPS) souvenir page (2127a)
United States2127a fdc1Stamp(s) on FDC (Royal? cachet)
United States2127a fdc2Stamp(s) on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
Yugoslavia1087 (Mi1445)1971introduction of postal code system: letter, code, map (5-digits)


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