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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“Postmaster's stamp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmaster%27s%20stamp. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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