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  • adj. Issued and sold for a higher price than its face value, with the excess monies transferred to a third party.


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  • With their help, we were able to pass legislation to create the first "semipostal" in United States history, a postage stamp that does more than pay for postage.

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  • Since 1998, the USPS has sold 802 million breast cancer semipostal stamps to the public and has raised an impressive $59.5 million from such sales.

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