How can I reuse or recycle old stamps?

An old postage stampMy mum and dad came to visit us yesterday and given my dad’s philatelic obsession, we heard a lot about stamps. A LOT ABOUT STAMPS.

My dad specialises in old King Edward VII stamps from around the Commonwealth (or something) but it got me thinking about regular, boring, not-very-collectable postage stamps.

In the past, I’ve heard of various charities that collect them to raise money – particularly stamps from overseas – but don’t know any details. Anyone know of any in particular?

And aside from that, any other ideas about things to do with them?

(Photo by adamci)

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106 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle old stamps?”

  1. Hi we are a new charity and we have some old stamps we would like to sell for cash to help our charity please take a look at our web site
    Thank you Ian.

  2. we have a wesbite listing charities which need used stamps all over the UK. This is kept up to date and includes the RNLI, RNIB and many others.

    Please share the link wherever you can.

    If you are a charity and need used stamps, please contact us to be included.

  3. Ana Ross says:

    Hi! The nursery school on our road collects old stamps as well. Can anyone tell me what they do with them? Can i give them ANY stamp? International? UK only? 2nd class? Who buys them? Just curious :)

    • anita crawley says:


      I am anita crawley and I collect stamps and will donate to charity for any you can let me have

      please get in touch if you are interested

      01442 251477

      many thanks

      anita x

      I will send the donation direct to you

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