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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 05-02-2005 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone could identify a date for this?

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 05-02-2005 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott! Aside from the fact the catalog info using the # 7 as a PO sorter, that would obvioulsy predate zip codes (1964) Their online old catalog shows (as an example) thimble #401 made between 1880's-1920. Their company is still in business today and has an online site with old catalog info. Hope this helps somewhat. I am still trying to find out when single digit PO numbers were used. Jersey

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Patrick Vyvyan

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iconnumber posted 05-03-2005 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A bill from Simons:

It is obviously earlier than Scott's catalogue. The address is different and the brother appears not to have yet achieved equal status. Most curious, however, is the date of the company's founding. In the bill, it is 1840 but in the catalogue 1839 - reinventing history?

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The titling face (Caslon Open) used for the word THIMBLES was introduced by ATF around 1919. I'll see if I can get an exact date.

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 05-03-2005 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one or two digit Postal zone codes, used to designate areas in the larger cities, were put into use in 1943.

Cheryl ;o)

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iconnumber posted 05-31-2005 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The country was sectioned into at least 9 postal codes soon after WWII, the Southeast (Alabama) was Birmingham 9, Alabama...

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