commemorative stamp

commemorative stamp
commemorative stamp - A postage stamp that depicts the cultural and historical heritage of the United States (for example, important people, events, places, or special subjects of national appeal or significance). This type of stamp is usually issued at the prime (or common current) rate, is printed in limited quantities, is typically large and colorful, and is sold for a limited time. (Compare with definitive stamp and special-issue stamp)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • commemorative — com|mem|o|ra|tive [ kə memərətıv ] adjective produced for an important event to help you remember it: a commemorative stamp a. done in order to honor and remember an important person or event: a commemorative service …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • commemorative — UK [kəˈmem(ə)rətɪv] / US [kəˈmemərətɪv] adjective a) produced for an important event to help you remember it a commemorative stamp b) done in order to honour and remember an important person or event a commemorative service …   English dictionary

  • commemorative — com•mem•o•ra•tive [[t]kəˈmɛm əˌreɪ tɪv, ər ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) Also, com•mem•o•ra•to•ry [[t] ər əˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] serving to commemorate; specially arranged, produced, or devised for commemorating: a commemorative dinner; a commemorative stamp …   From formal English to slang

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