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Commemorative Stamps

Stamps are the story of us, and what a powerful story they each tell. America's greatest people, places and moments are memorialized here, honored in the art and story of commemorative stamps.
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  • Evocative of Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp (BCRS) depicts a strong, survival-minded woman as she stands with her right arm raised, reaching behind her head in the position recommended for breast self-examination. Since the BCRS was first issued in 1998, more than $86 million has been raised to fund breast cancer research. The net proceeds from sales of the BCRS are transferred to the National Institutes of Health and the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense to fund breast cancer research.

    Each Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp is valid for postage at the First-Class Mail®, single-piece, first-ounce rate in effect at the time of purchase.