The Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, originally issued in 1998. Mandated by Congress in 1997 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, the 1998 Breast Cancer Research stamp was the first semipostal issued by the U.S. Postal Service®. Semipostals are stamps sold at a surcharge to raise money for a particular cause. Purchase of this stamp supports the Breast Cancer Research work of the National Institutes of Health and the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense.

 

The stamp art depicts a woman standing with her right arm raised, reaching behind her head in the position recommended for breast self-examination. The drawing of the woman’s body is set against a background of pastel colors ranging from yellow to violet that cover the entire face of the stamp. Across the top of the stamp are the words “Breast Cancer.” Circling the figure’s right breast are the phrases, in all caps, “FUND THE FIGHT.” and “FIND A CURE.”

First Breast Cancer Stamp

First Breast Cancer

Semipostal Stamp

 Breast Cancer Semipostal Stamp issued 2014

International Semipostal Stamps

Isreal

France

Gambia

Hungary

Sweden

Brazil

Philipines

Jordan

St. Vincent

Micronesia

Belize

USA

Grenada

Kenya

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International Stamp Images are from Cure Breast Cancer, Inc website