semipostal


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

semipostal

(ˌsɛmɪˈpəʊstəl)
adj
(Philately) philately chiefly US denoting stamps where all or part of the receipts from sale are given to some charitable cause

sem•i•post•al

(ˌsɛm iˈpoʊs tl, ˌsɛm aɪ-)
n.
a postage stamp sold above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Semipostal stamps raise money to support worthy causes:
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.
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.