U.S. Post Office Special Delivery Messenger Badge

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Title

U.S. Post Office Special Delivery Messenger Badge

Alternative Title

Special Delivery Messenger Badge

Subject

Post offices

Description

A badge worn by postal workers who were charged with delivering Special Delivery mail and packages. Special Delivery began as a mail category in 1885 and ended in 1997, when it was replaced by the Express Mail category. Special Delivery was one of the few exceptions that allowed Sunday deliveries. For an extra postage fee, individuals could ensure a faster delivery of their parcels. Instead of waiting for the next day’s standard delivery route, Special Delivery mail was dispatched as soon as it arrived at the delivering post office. Carriers charged with a Special Delivery package would wear a badge such as this one.

Source

Original badge: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

ca. 1941-1971

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original badge.

Is Part Of

Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

110 KB

Medium

1 badge

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/ Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

"Letter Carrier's Uniform: Badges." U. S. Postal Service, May 2002. https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/letter-Carrier-badges.pdf.
"Letter Carriers’ Uniform: Overview ." United States Postal Service. https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/letter-Carrier-uniform-overview.pdf.
Leibowitz, Ed. "Special Delivery." Smithsonian Magazine, February 2004. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/special-delivery-106712600/?no-ist.

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