- nonpostal stamp - A stamp that is sold by the USPS as an agent of other federal agencies (for example, the migratory-bird hunting and conservation stamp). Although U.S. Savings Stamps were once accepted as postal funds, this type of stamp is now solely redeemable by the U.S. Treasury.
Glossary of postal terms. 2014.
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migratory-bird hunting and conservation stamp — A nonpostal stamp required by federal law for hunting ducks, geese, etc. This type of stamp is sold on behalf of the Department of the Interior by large post offices and by post offices where justified by customer demand. (Also called bird stamp… … Glossary of postal terms
U.S. Savings Stamp — (See nonpostal stamp) … Glossary of postal terms
semipostal — “+ noun or semipostal stamp Etymology: semi + postal : a postage stamp the price of which goes partly to pay postage and partly to the support of some public expense project (as a charity, a monument, or the restoration of a ruined building)… … Useful english dictionary
semipostal — /sem ee pohs tl, sem uy /, Philately. n. 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. adj. 2. noting or pertaining to such a stamp. [1925 30; SEMI +… … Universalium
semipostal — sem•i•post•al [[t]ˌsɛm iˈpoʊs tl, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] n. phi a postage stamp sold above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose … From formal English to slang