Bat’s Private Post issues Lebanon semipostal
The latest new release from Beverly Hills-based Bat’s Private Post is something fairly unusual for a local post: a semipostal stamp. The design picturing the flag of Lebanon was issued in imperforate sheets of six on August 31, 2020.
A press release included with the first day cover pictured here states that the stamp pays Bat’s Private Post’s standard 60¢ postage fee, while the additional $1 generated by the sale of each stamp will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross.
A massive explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital of Beirut in early August killed nearly 200 people and injured thousands of others, and reportedly left up to 300,000 people homeless.