COVID Card #79

July 23, 2020 | 0 comments

Card 79 is all about semi-postals. No, I am not talking about people who sort of lose it in a post office. Semi-postals (at least in the US) are stamps that cost a bit more than their face value — the difference (minus admin costs) is donated to a designated cause. Semi-postals were introduced (in the US) in 1998 and have generated over $1 billion in donations since then.

There are six semi-postal US stamps that I am aware of. They raise (or raised) money for breast cancer research, PTSD, endangered species, Alzheimer’s research, domestic violence prevention, and FEMA.

Cards 1-100

To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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