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semipostal

[sem-ee-pohs-tl, sem-ahy-]Philately.
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noun
  1. a postage stamp sold by a government at a premium above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose, as a charity.
adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to such a stamp.

Origin of semipostal

First recorded in 1925–30; semi- + postal
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British Dictionary definitions for semipostal

semipostal

adjective
  1. philately, mainly US denoting stamps where all or part of the receipts from sale are given to some charitable cause
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