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This poster from the Royal Mail Archive shows a happy man who's received eggs in the post. Has your postie brought you anything nice today?

The Aviator, 1985 film starring Christopher Reeve as an early US airmail pilot. He flies as a contract pilot along CAM-5 (Contract Air Mail route #5) between Elko, Nevada, and Pasco, Washington.

via British Postal Museum & Archive: More on how to post eggs. A poster from our archive collection. See more posters at www.postalheritag...

Please pack your eggs carefully for the post! This is not how to do it.

Mr. Zip was the key figure of the ZIP Code advertising campaign.

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Post Office Department poster in red, green and black ink on a white background reads "Beautify Your Christmas Cards with Christmas Stamps Mail Early" and includes a black and white reproduction of the first US postage stamp with a Christmas design, featuring a holly wreath and candles.

This poster featuring cartoon character Dick Tracy promotes ZIP code use. Iconic Mr. ZIP with his letter carrier’s uniform and satchel appears on Dick Tracy’s "2-WAY WRIST TV."

The Post Office Department’s public service advertisement poster released in August 1966 promoted ZIP code use. It featured Mr. ZIP with his iconic letter carrier’s uniform and satchel. Unlike advertising a new service or announcing a regulation, bringing ZIP codes to the public’s attention centered on the difficult task of changing people’s behavior.

This P.O. Department poster advertised airmail with cute flying letters over a hilly landscape and the slogan "Use Air Mail. Give Wings to Your Letters."

When this 1927 Airmail poster advertised airmail service, the delivery rate was 10 cents per half ounce. The price of airmail bounced up and down over the next few years as rates were tied to different levels of service, including distance.