Post Office Patch Usps Us Mail Postal Letter Carrier Mailman 1965-1970 Rocker
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Post Office Patch Usps Us Mail Postal Letter Carrier Mailman 1965-1970 Rocker:
Post Office Patch USPS US Mail Letter Carrier Mailman 1965-1970 Vintage
A little post office patch history:
The uniform emblem patch was authorized by Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield in December 1955. The patches with the "backward" (facing right) horse and rider were to be worn on the left sleeves of shirts and coats of postal employees.
On February 1, 1965, the direction of the horse and rider was flipped to face forward (facing left), and the center background was changed to blue. This patch was used from 1965 to 1970.
Concurrent with the emblem patch redesign, a crescent-shaped maroon tab embroidered in white with the words "LETTER CARRIER" was introduced to the carrier uniform. Called a craft tab (also known as a "rocker") because it denoted the employee's position, it was worn directly above the postal emblem patch.
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