USPS first issued the Alzheimers semipostal
stamp on November 30, 2017, under authority provided through the Semipostal
Conservation Fund Semipostal
Stamp Act of 2009 provides an additional
Of the three stamps, the Breast Cancer Research stamp is the only semipostal
currently being sold.
stamps raise money to support worthy causes:
Known as a "semipostal
" stamp, it costs 45 cents, but is worth only 34 cents in postage because the remaining 11 cents is being donated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The first-ever USPS stamp called a semipostal
, sells for 40 cent, with the 6 cents more than the 34-cent first class rate benefiting two breast cancer research.
As Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimers Disease, I am proud to introduce the Alzheimers Research Semipostal
Stamp Act, and I congratulate my colleagues for joining me in this effort, said Rep.
Over $56 million has been raised through semipostal
sales as of June 2005, and sales were likely affected by several key factors.
To supplement the billions of federal dollars being spent on breast cancer research, Congress passed legislation creating the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal
(BCRS) to increase public awareness of the disease and allow the public to participate directly in raising funds for such research.