A true American folk art classic. The cartoon figure, Mr. ZIP, was adopted by the Postal Service as the trademark for ZIP Codes, which began on July 1, 1963. Designed by Harold Wilcox.
Each post office was issued a paper cut out of Mr. ZIP with instructions on how to cut the plywood and glue the paper on. They were only displayed 1 year and few have survived.
Here are photos from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum explaining his significance. They have a reproduction Mr. ZIP, but not an original.
Original, as found.
53" tall. Stood on base in post office.