Something really easy to do. Unfortunately, it doesn’t apply to most of the mail that comes through your letterbox! For those enveloped that have a ‘real’ stamp on them, as opposed to a fran, can you tear them off and send them to one of the addresses below? There are other charities who raise money from used stamps so feel free to research it and send your stamps to them if you do not wish to support those given below. 🙂
The details for charities that collect used stamps are: ~
The Royal National Institute for the Blind collect stamps
• Please leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp. The rest of the envelope can be discarded (which will make it cheaper to send).
• Please separate the stamps into:
• The value of a stamp does not matter, so 1p stamps can be grouped together with £1 stamps.
Collected stamps should be sent to:
RNIB Stamp Recycling
PO Box 185
Click here for more info
Help the aged also collect stamps
They no longer accept stamps for fund-raising.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Used Stamp Guidelines:
• Trim stamps leaving 1/4″ border around the perforations.
• If using a box, place stamps in carrier bag first. This makes it easier to weigh them.
• Bank coin bags damage stamps and are fiddly to open.
• Stamps covered in sellotape or cancelled by pen are not collectable.
• Do not forget to put a slip with your name, address and phone number in with the stamps. This will be shredded later, if not needed.
When transporting large amounts, please use the following procedure:
• Put stamps in plastic carrier bags with the handles tied across.
• Place 6-8 full bags into a post office mail sack, usually available at local post offices.
• Include your details in the mail sack
• Tie the neck of the mail sack with an addressed tie-on luggage label.
• Send via Parcel Force, cost is about £12.50 for 20Kg (44lbs).
• Postage surcharges will be refused.
• Close trimming is rendering several thousand stamps a month unsaleable.
Please click here for an address to send all used stamps to.
Ken Weinling lives in the London Borough of Hillingdon with his family. His guide dog, Terry has just retired so he is waiting for a new dog.
For many years he has worked hard to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind, as well as running a local support group. Apart from all that, he likes to support local good causes. He does so by giving talks about life with his guide dog Terry and through fundraising with his friends. So please send used stamps to help those who need a guide dog.
Send stamps to: –
68 Southbourne Gardens