Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Collect Used Stamps for Charity - Where to Send Your Used Postage Stamps

Just a quick note to remind you that some charities still collect used stamps (UK and overseas), including the new style brown sticky labels.  If you are looking for somewhere to send your used postage stamps, this really is a case of every little helps.

You can send your used stamps to:

Stamps N All
Dept FAR
PO Box 83
EX23 0WY

to help support Farplace Animal Rescue take in animals rejected elsewhere, e.g. feral or FIV+ cats.

RNIB Stamp Recycling
PO Box 185

to help support the RNIB support blind and partially-sighted people.  (They do ask that you sort them into UK and overseas first though.)

Bransby Home of Rest for Horses

to help support horses, ponies and donkeys in the care of the Bransby Home of Rest for Horses

Supporter Services Team
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
NR15 1SP

to help some more horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at the UK's largest horse sanctuary Redwings.

Do let me know of any other charities you hear of that collect used stamps.  Thanks!


  1. Great post!

    I send my used stamps to Post Pals which is a children's charity I support (www.postpals.co.uk). You can also find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/post.pals.7?fref=ts).

    The address to send them to is a volunteer's address so they will private message if you ask but don't post it publicly x

  2. This is brilliant! Thank you so much for posting this! I shall be sending them off for a good cause again ( thought collections for stamps were over) nice to know they can still be useful xxx

  3. My local school collects them. :-) also one of the charity shops in town (ironically very close to post office) has a drop off box in the front of shop.


  4. Stamps

    Stamps are worth around £6 per kilo to PDSA.

    You can send your used stamps to:

    PDSA Stamp Appeal,
    PO Box 9191,
    ML2 0YB

  5. Stamps for Charity & Christian Missions, C/o Rev. Arthur Rowley, 2 St Dunstans, Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5DQ.

    If you are thinking of sending Stamps for Charity some stamps, please make sure you cut the backing paper very closely around the edge of the stamp and make Stamps for Charity aware that you want the donation to go to the National Osteoporosis Society. The charity will then receive a donation for every kg sent.

  6. Help us stamp out albatross deaths by giving us your used postage stamps - we can convert them to cash. In 2012/13 your stamps helped us raise £17,000!

    So, how does it work?

    We sell the stamps on. Each stamp has a small value, but in large quantities they're still valuable. When you send in your stamps, you're helping give albatrosses a brighter future. For example, £50 worth of stamp sales will buy a tori-line (bird scaring device) for a longline fishing vessel.

    The stamp scheme works in two ways:
    •Loose stamps: we work with a stamp dealer who sells them on and pays us a proportion of the proceeds. We raise up to £3.50 per kg for UK stamps and £12.50 per kg for foreign stamps. Please send loose stamps directly to the dealer, pre-sorted into UK and foreign please.
    •We ask that stamp albums, first day covers and rare stampsonly are sent to us in the Community Fundraising Department at The Lodge. We will look through these, batch up and send to an auction houses to achieve the best price we can.

    Do I need to take the stamp off the envelope?

    Yes please - just tear off the corner with the stamp, ideally with no more than a quarter of an inch border.

    How can I send in my stamps?

    There are a number of ways that you can send in stamps:
    •Send loose stamps to: RSPB Stamps, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9XT. Please note, this is the address of our dealer, not an RSPB office, so please do not send any correspondence - or donations - to this address
    •If you have first day covers, or stamp albums, please send them to: Save the Albatross Stamp Appeal (Special Stamps and Albums), RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds, SG19 2DL. Please do not send loose stamps here.
    •If you have a large number of stamps, you might like to consider combining delivering them with a visit to one of our nature reserves. Combine fabulous wildlife, a visit to the countryside and help albatrosses all in one go. You are also welcome to drop them off at one of our offices. See the links (right) for designated 'drop off' points. Our other drop off points are: the office in Newcastle, 1 Sirius House, Amethyst Road, Newcastle Business Park, NE4 7YL and Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, G3 8AG.

  7. We can take used (and new) stamps and can sell them to help raise vital funds for the animals in our care. Individual supporters, clubs, groups and businesses alike can all collect their used stamps and send them in to us:

    Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary
    Wild Country Lane
    Barrow Gurney
    BS48 3SE

  8. Smilies People (part of the National Association for Crohns and Colitis) It offers support to children and families suffering with Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis.

    Stamps for Smilie’s
    28 Orwell Drive
    HP21 9JN

  9. If possible, stamps should be separated into UK and foreign stamps, and sent to the following address:-

    Leukaemia Care Stamp Appeal,
    PO Box 638,
    PO14 9JJ

  10. The MS Society

    John Dawson, a supporter of the MS Society has been recycling stamps to benefit the MS Society for many years. To reccyle your stamps send them to: 5 Campkin Road, Arbury, CB4 2NL (leave a 1/2cm border around the stamp/s).

  11. The RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Institution
    c/o Lara, 7 Speedwell, Brixham, Devon TQ5 9MJ

  12. Stamps should be sent to:
    Animal SOS Sri Lanka
    64 Fair Acres
    Great Missenden
    Bucks HP16 0LE

    e-mail: denizewoodstock@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.animalsos-sl.com/

  13. Please can you help us pass on the word about our website? Thank you ever so much.

    Charities can make great use of collected postage stamps from all over the world, common and rare, to fundraise, by selling them on to philatelists and collectors.

    Please, visit our website today to find a charity that you would like to support. The website is updated monthly, and new charities are welcome to be added to the list as well. http://usedstampsforcharity.weebly.com/
    Each charity is listed with the address to send donations to, and the date that they last confirmed their details, so that you know how up to date the listing is.

    We are a free, volunteer run directory.
    To add your charity, please send us the name of the charity, a postal address for donations to be sent to, and a few words about what your charity does. Don't forget to re-confirm with us monthly so that your charity appears near the top of the list. englishgirl2009-sunshine@yahoo.co.uk


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