postmaster's stamp

noun
variants: or postmaster stamp

Definition of postmaster's stamp 

: a provisional postage stamp issued by a postmaster in the U.S. from 1845 to 1847 or Bermuda from 1848 to about 1856 to pay for government postal service for which government stamps had not yet been issued — compare carrier's stamp

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