Get Every U.S. Semi-Postal Stamp Issued From 1998-2019 in One Easy Order
Semi-postal stamps are issued to serve a double purpose. Priced higher than regular postage, they pay the current mailing rate plus an added amount contributed to a charitable cause. The world's first semi-postals were issued in 1897 by New South Wales, a British colony that is now part of Australia. A surcharge over the regular postal rate was added to stamps commemorating Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The revenue generated by this additional fee was used to build the Queen Victoria Home for Consumptives, for victims of tuberculosis. Those first semi-postals carred a surcharge equal to 12 times the normal postal value!
On August 13, 1997, President Bill Clinton signed the Stamp Out Breast Cancer Act, which directed the Postal Service to create a special first class postage stamp. This issue could be priced at 25% above regular first class rates. This was the first US semi-postal stamp.
As of 2019, six more semi-postal (sometimes called "fundraising") stamps had been issued. Now you can get them all in your collection at once or click on the individual stamps listed below to order individual issues you still need.
Includes the following stamps:
US #B1 – 1998 Breast Cancer Awareness
US #B2 – 2002 Heroes of 2001
US #B3 – 2003 Stop Family Violence
US #B4 – 2011 Stop Vanishing Species
US #B5 – 2014 Breast Cancer Research
US #B6 – 2017 Alzheimer's Research
US #B7 – 2019 Healing PTSD