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special delivery stamp

noun
1.
a stamp of special design, having a value indicating an extra fee in addition to the regular postage, and affixed to an item of mail to ensure its special delivery.
Origin of special delivery stamp
1920-1925
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25
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  • He did not suggest a cablegram or even a special delivery stamp.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • I'm putting a special delivery stamp on this, Sally dear, so you'll get it before the other one.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • On July 15th, the work was finished, registered, and entrusted to the mail with a special delivery stamp.

  • The convenient "special delivery stamp" (ten cents) entitles a letter to immediate delivery by special messenger.

    The Land of Contrasts James Fullarton Muirhead
  • Staff turned the envelope over in his hands, remarking the name, address, postmark and special delivery stamp.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • I will hurry to the nearest drug store for a special delivery stamp and mail the letter at once.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • If the news is big, it is best to put a special delivery stamp on the envelop and wire the paper of the story by mail.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • The date of the first issue of the special delivery stamp to postmasters is given as the 28th June, 1898.

  • Then, as though he could hurry the trains East, he put a special delivery stamp on it.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I remember a letter I received one day from Sing Sing with a special delivery stamp announcing its urgency.

    After Prison - What? Maud Ballington Booth

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