Semi-postal

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A semi-postal of German Empire issued for WWI victims, 10 + 5 pfennigs, 1919

A semi-postal stamp or semipostal stamp is a philatelic term for a postage stamp issued to raising money for some purpose, usually for charity.[1] Semi-postals have an additional monetary value (surcharge), devoted to that specific non-postal, charitable purpose and separated from the official postal value with a "+" sign.[2]

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  1. Cabeen, Richard McP.. Standard Handbook of Stamp Collecting. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. pp. pp. 455-457. ISBN 0690017731 . http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=vB4YAAAAIAAJ&q=Semi-postal#search_anchor.
  2. "Semipostal". Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms. AskPhil; Collectors Club of Chicago. http://www.askphil.org/b25s.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-22.

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