semi·​post·​al | \ ˌse-mē-ˈpō-stᵊl How to pronounce semipostal (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semipostal

: a postage stamp sold at a premium over its postal value especially for a humanitarian purpose

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The Save Vanishing Species semipostal was issued in 2011, the fourth in the series. Jeanette Steele,, "Postal Service to issue PTSD, Alzheimer's stamps," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of semipostal

1927, in the meaning defined above

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