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Recycling Used Stamps

Recycle your used stamps - and raise money for charity!

This morning I got around to the task of collecting up all the used stamps we have lying around the place. There's a collection bag in work for them, which is donated to the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), so my parents had also given me all their used stamps too rather than sending them off. We've been donating used stamps for years, so finding little clusters squirrelled away was the norm rather than the exception in our house!

Mostly British and Japanese, but there were a fair few from other countries too.

I also had to stick the new ones into my battered old stamp album. In truth it's actually my mum's stamp album, with her name and address in the flyleaf dated 1978. I started to use it when I got really into penpalling in school, and built up quite a collection of stamps and coins. Maybe Marianna will be interested in it when she gets older (but my suspicion is probably not!).

It's seen slightly better days...

There are a number of charities which collect stamps for fundraising. Try and leave about a 1cm edge of envelope around the stamp, and separate foreign from domestic stamps - the former are worth more. Here are charities actively seeking used stamps to help people today:

 Against Breast Cancer.
Post to: Stamp Recycling Scheme, Against Breast Cancer, Leathem House, 13 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, OXON, OX14 3YT.

 Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Post to: PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 9GW.

 Inspire Partnership Through Life - supporting adults and young people with learning disabilities.
Post to: Stamp Appeal, Inspire, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5HP.

 Leukemia Care.
Post to: FREEPOST RLXX-RJRA-ACRH, Leukaemia CARE, One Birch Court, Blackpole East, Worcester, WR3 8SG.

 Macmillan Cancer Support.
Post to: Stamp Bureau in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, PO Box 469, Leeds, LS17 1HX.

 Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Post to: MS Stamps, PO BOX 698, Sapley, Huntingdon, PE29 9LN.

RNIB: Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Post to: RNIB Stamp Recycling, PO Box 185, Benfleet, SS7 9BH.

 Thatu: helping impoverished communities in South Africa.
Post to: Thatu Stamp Appeal, 179 Lynham Road, London, SW2 5PY.


And here are charities who want stamps to help our animal friends:

 Canine Partners.
Post to: Canine Partners Stamp Appeal, PO BOX 638, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 9JJ.

 GHDT: Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust.
Post to: The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust, Fords Farm, HORSEY, Norfolk, NR29 4EP.

 PDSA: The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals.
Post to: PDSA Stamp Appeal, PO Box 9191, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 OYB.

 RSPB: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Post to: RSPB Stamps, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9XT.

☆ World Horse Welfare.
Post to: World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norwich, NR16 2LR.

Comments

  1. Thats such a fab idea and the RNIB is such a worthy charity! My nan has a similar stamp book too, she will be pleased to see there are still some people making use of them :) Thanks for Sharing #PicknMix

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    1. I love my stamp book - it'll probably disintegrate before I stop using it! Hehe.

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  2. A great idea, I try to do my bit for charity but didn't realise about the stamps, will start keeping mine now thanks! Thank you for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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    1. It's a really good way to help out, especially if you get lots of post :)

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  3. How cool! I wonder if anybody does this in the US... I gotta check into it! :)

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    1. I don't know if anywhere else does it - I hope so, because it's such a nice way to help charities out :)

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