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 http://www.actfund.co.uk
    Thank you Ian.
    ian@actfund.co.uk

  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.

    http://usedstampsforcharity.weebly.com/

    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:

      Hi

      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

      anitacrawley1@aol.com

      01442 251477

      many thanks

      anita x

      I will send the donation direct to you

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