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M3chanical_animal
3rd March 2007, 20:14
Hey all,

Think I may have seen this posted soemwhere else so sorry if I'm stealing it off someone but just a reminder to save all your stamps off letters etc as charities can raise money from them! I have an envelope in a draw that I throw the used stamps in and once they are done pick a charity that will accept them! :)

Freckles
3rd March 2007, 20:18
I didn't know that, thanks M3!

Grinder
3rd March 2007, 20:19
Hey all,

Think I may have seen this posted soemwhere else so sorry if I'm stealing it off someone but just a reminder to save all your stamps off letters etc as charities can raise money from them! I have an envelope in a draw that I throw the used stamps in and once they are done pick a charity that will accept them! :)

Good idea... the library in work does it and they have a huge book which often gets sent to charities :)

sandhabibi
3rd March 2007, 20:23
I already save my stamps as they have a charity pot for them at my local post office...
I thought this thread was about buying yr stamps in as you know the prices are all going up again in April.:rolleyes:

M3chanical_animal
3rd March 2007, 20:25
Going up AGAIN! - its going to be cheaper to deliver the ****** things yourself soon! :p

Angel
3rd March 2007, 21:12
M3 which charities accept the stamps, and how do they make money out of it?

zoot
3rd March 2007, 21:18
I already save my stamps as they have a charity pot for them at my local post office...
I thought this thread was about buying yr stamps in as you know the prices are all going up again in April.:rolleyes:

worth knowing, thanks.

M3chanical_animal
3rd March 2007, 21:28
M3 which charities accept the stamps, and how do they make money out of it?

Not quite sure what happens to the stamps but the sell the by the kilo.

There are lots of charities that collect stamps - here are just a few :

http://www.stamp-shop.com/charity-stamps.html

what I tend to do is pick a charity and then approach them to see if they accept stamps :)

Gizmos
3rd March 2007, 21:34
Guide Dogs for the Blind used to collect them not sure if they do them still - maybe we could have a nominated charity for PTS stamps??

M3chanical_animal
3rd March 2007, 21:40
Good idea Giz :)

Gizmos
3rd March 2007, 21:45
Good idea Giz :)

can feel a poll coming on

Waterfall
3rd March 2007, 23:48
Thankss again M3 have to spread :love: b4 I can rep you again :o

Gizmos
3rd March 2007, 23:56
if people want to save stamps and do a collective collection please post your recommended charities - and we'll have a vote??

http://www.cry.org.uk/page/stamps CRY - children
http://www.rspb.org.uk/international/albatross_appeal/support/index.asp RSPB
http://www.gdba.org.uk/index.php?id=1656&type=0 Guide Dogs for Blind
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/how_to_donate/stamps_coins.htm Oxfam
http://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/news.asp Leukemia
http://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/help/article.php?ID=107 Greant North Air Ambulance
http://www.dhiverse.org.uk/_stampsAndCoins.htm HIV/Aids


these are the ones I have found so far that take stamps

Mamzie
4th March 2007, 00:29
I didn't know this either.. Or that stamps were going up again...

thanks both.,

Freckles
4th March 2007, 08:38
Do Cancer Research take them? Or the Heart Foundation?

Maverick
4th March 2007, 08:58
I used to collect but had stopped for some reason, will start again, my vote of those would be oxfam

sandhabibi
4th March 2007, 09:59
I didn't know this either.. Or that stamps were going up again...

thanks both.,
I'll be buying a few to stock up on this month....Women didn't know what the new prices were going to be though....
I also collect milk tops from the cartons, ringing a charity monday to check they still collect them....

M3chanical_animal
4th March 2007, 10:52
Do Cancer Research take them? Or the Heart Foundation?

I know Cancer Research definately do - not sure about Heart Foundation

M3chanical_animal
4th March 2007, 10:53
I'll be buying a few to stock up on this month....Women didn't know what the new prices were going to be though....
I also collect milk tops from the cartons, ringing a charity monday to check they still collect them....

Yeah I collect the plastic tops as well, off the 4 pinters etc :)

The Wizard of Oz
4th March 2007, 11:17
I send mine to help raise money for kidney research - have done for years - have the address if anyone is interested.

My SIL saves all the plastic lids, not just from milk, squash bottles, bubble abth etc - not sure what charity they go to though (it was the air ambulance but they stopped as they were getting too many!)

Gizmos
4th March 2007, 11:45
Yeah I collect the plastic tops as well, off the 4 pinters etc :)

are these just of the Tesco 2/4/6 pinters etc??? Ive about 10 plastic containers with lids in the recycle bin - let me know if I should be diving in there and removing them before it gets collected tomorrow

M3chanical_animal
4th March 2007, 12:00
yeah the thick plastic tops - on milk they are either red , green or blue - that type of plastic - knew about the milk bottle tops but if we can include the tops off other bottles in there then its even better :)

Gizmos
4th March 2007, 12:01
yeah the thick plastic tops - on milk they are either red , green or blue - that type of plastic - knew about the milk bottle tops but if we can include the tops off other bottles in there then its even better :)

and what do i do with them?? send them to you - lol

M3chanical_animal
4th March 2007, 12:03
haha yeah if you want - there is a woman i know (who used to work a Tesco funny enough - thats how we met her - she used to serve us every lunchtime - then when she left we kept in contact and still see her on a regular basis) - she collects them for he childrens school - he has a black bag full of them - once its completely full she gives it to the school :)

Angel
4th March 2007, 12:50
My vote is for Oxfam.

snowball2
4th March 2007, 13:21
haha yeah if you want - there is a woman i know (who used to work a Tesco funny enough - thats how we met her - she used to serve us every lunchtime - then when she left we kept in contact and still see her on a regular basis) - she collects them for he childrens school - he has a black bag full of them - once its completely full she gives it to the school :)

Do you know how they use them to raise money?

I quite often have heard people are collecting for one reason or another and wondered how they converted them in to money?

I am a member of the school PTFA and we are always looking for ways to raise cash.

tiger
4th March 2007, 13:29
Do you know how they use them to raise money?

I quite often have heard people are collecting for one reason or another and wondered how they converted them in to money?

I am a member of the school PTFA and we are always looking for ways to raise cash.


Snowball, I just found this:

CK Polymers (http://www.ckpolymers.co.uk/contact_sellbottlescrap.asp)

Their website says they collect plastic bottles and bottle tops. Minimum collection is 500 kgs.

snowball2
4th March 2007, 13:54
Thanks for that tiger

Will look into that!

tinkerschick
5th March 2007, 14:20
I've been collecting stamps for my local dogs home, The amount they get paid varies but usually around 1200 per year which helps with their food bill.

M3chanical_animal
31st March 2007, 00:01
How is everyone stamp collecting going then? :D

Gizmos
31st March 2007, 00:05
How is everyone stamp collecting going then? :D

most of my post is franked but have been saving all the ones that come through with stamps on - I did ask at work and got "the look"

M3chanical_animal
31st March 2007, 00:28
hehe "the look" - love it!

Maldives
4th April 2007, 17:26
How did I miss this thread.... I have been sending my stamps off to the Guide Dogs for the Blind now for the last 10 yrs....

princessmoneysaver
1st June 2007, 00:18
My vote goes to

http://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/news.asp Leukemia

as it's a charity close to my heart, my friend's 8 month old daughter died in 2005

I'm happy to save them but not sure how I go about getting them to the charity

Gizmos
24th July 2007, 23:43
How is everyone stamp collecting going then? :D

I've a DL envelope full now do we have a charity in mind or do you want me to send these to you to add to your collection

M3chanical_animal
25th July 2007, 00:44
I dont mind being a central collection point - I have a full envelope myself - at the end of the year we can have a poll to fairly decide which charity it is given to on PTS behalf - what do you think?

mutley muppet
25th July 2007, 01:00
I collect mine for the local dogs & cats home, but I don't seem to get that many envelopes with stamps on nowadays. Nobody loves me! :Cry::confused-2:

dune
25th July 2007, 01:14
i'm not sure if they still do... but they used to sell the stamps to stamp dealers for resale (not for postage). I used to buy bags of them when i was younger as a stamp collector. People would buy these to look for different phosphor bands on the stamps.. Some of which were rarer than others
The phosphor bands used to tell the postal machines which way up the letter was and the value of the stamps

I'm not sure if stamps still work in this way

M3chanical_animal
25th July 2007, 01:21
Charities now sell them by the kg - imagine all the stamps that are just thrown away :(

mummytotwo
25th July 2007, 09:07
have to say didn't know about this will start as soon as I get some post with a stamp on.

angel,dust
25th July 2007, 18:41
Going up AGAIN! - its going to be cheaper to deliver the ****** things yourself soon! :p

not if they keep putting the price of petrol up. apparently they are gonna raise to 1 its at about 94 in my area at the moment.
thanks for the tip about the stamps.

Unintended Muse
14th August 2007, 13:51
Stamps, Postacrds and Collectables For Leukaemia Research

e-mail nigel2249@aol.com

These people not only collect stamps and postcards among other items to raise money for Leukaemia Research, but can also take the white postage labels printed in the post office.

M3chanical_animal
14th August 2007, 17:03
thanks Muse :)

M3chanical_animal
11th September 2007, 10:09
How is everyone's collecting going? :)

M3chanical_animal
19th December 2007, 19:48
Just a reminder - with Xmas cards being delivered all over the place, don't forget to keep your stamps! ;)

sparkles123
20th December 2007, 01:12
Thank you for the reminder. :clap2:

lemmovolvoman
20th December 2007, 01:52
Saved all mine will be going to these guys

http://www.sdjr.co.uk/pages/fundraising.html

M3chanical_animal
20th December 2007, 15:04
Well done all :D

colman
21st December 2007, 18:20
not sure what i'm doing with mine M3 been collecting them for a few months and have little envelope full - do you want me to send them to you?

Gizmos
21st December 2007, 18:29
i sent a wee envelope to M3 before and have another one half full ...

M3chanical_animal
21st December 2007, 18:57
Yep send them across Colman - will PM you my addy.

I've still got all of mine and the ones Giz sent me, saving them upto until we've got loads :)

lisa84
21st December 2007, 19:05
I was giving to my little girls Rainbows group and they gave them to Guide Dogs for the Blind, though they dont collect now in Brownies.

When I was in the Post Office though they had a booklet called Posted! Inside they give an address for you to send your stamps to, these are then sent out to charities.

The address is.....
Posted!
Stamps for Charities Education Distribution Service
FREEPOST FPN772
Castle Road
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3RL

Hope this helps and it all goes to a good cause.

CrystalTips
21st December 2007, 19:08
Anyone have an address for Old Christmas Cards?

Gizmos
21st December 2007, 19:13
wait till after Christmas and Tesco usually has a large box in the doorway - we save our birhtday etc cards up throughout the year and put them in

lisa84
21st December 2007, 19:19
WHS will take em aswell but I always drop em in the box at Tesco (the cards that is!!!!):)

Polo
21st December 2007, 21:42
For old christmas cards - if you know someone who is a keen card maker, they may be grateful for them, one of the ladies at work makes lovely cards, for a local childrens hospice so she's asked this year for the old ones. She only wants the fronts though!

zoot
21st December 2007, 22:30
I recycle all my Christmas cards into gift tags for next year.
been saving my stamps too. Had about 6 through in the last 3 days that have not been franked so I shall be recyling those on letters I send!

lisa84
22nd December 2007, 11:11
Yes Zoot, Ive never bought tags for pressies as I always cut the pictures off the front to use for tags then the rest is recycled. Its something my mother always did and I just automatically followed suit.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DS 4 TODAY!!!!!!!:D

M3chanical_animal
22nd December 2007, 19:51
Hope your DS had a nice day :)

lisa84
22nd December 2007, 21:03
Thanks Hun!!!! Had a fab day!!!!

icho
18th January 2008, 10:12
Can someone help me?
I know there are charities that want your old stamps from letters etc. being too efficient i posted the last lot before transferring address onto a new envelope.
Does anyone know of anybody as since i've joined this site with swaps etc i'm getting a nice bundle.
help me to help someone else!
thanks
:help:

dawnb
18th January 2008, 10:17
Guide dogs and lifeboats I think will ask my mum.

dawnb
18th January 2008, 10:19
http://www.used-stamps.co.uk/ got from google got a few addresses on for different countries as well.

icho
18th January 2008, 10:38
Thanks everyone for swift reponse.. now i'll get wet and post'em!

welshgirl78
14th February 2008, 00:46
I'd like to contribute to the PTS stamp collecting if it's still going on...

Will collect them up - seems M3 loves to receive stamps!!!

Maybe you should post this in the Tesco area - sure people would get involved if they knew about it!!

M3chanical_animal
14th February 2008, 14:40
Thanks Welshy - happy collecting! :)

Hector
14th February 2008, 15:02
The RSPB collect stamps to raise money for their campaign to save the albatross. They can raise 1.50 per kg from the sale of UK used stamps and 12.50 per kg from foreign stamps. http://www.rspb.org.uk/supporting/campaigns/albatross/support.asp

mum1964
30th March 2008, 11:27
I have been chucking used postage stamps in a bag for a few years, and hubby is getting very stressed over state of office, its full of talc, phones, nappies toothbrushes etc etc etc.
Does anyone collect these for charity, I must have started saving them for someone but cannot for the life of me remember who.

I am more than happy to send them off at my own cost if anyone knows of a worthwhile cause

many thanks in advance.

Maldives
30th March 2008, 11:29
The Guide Dogs for the Blind do........

Address is in Wokingham, but I can't remember it all....

missstroppy
30th March 2008, 11:54
Hi Everyone,

With your oodles of spare talc, nappies, H&B etc and no home.......If you are not planning on selling it on. Womens Refuge Hostels are a good place to give these things, esp as most have just taken their kids with only the clothes on their backs......

Stroppy x

Hector
30th March 2008, 12:31
The RSPB collect stamps for their campaign to help save the albatross, details on their web site http://www.rspb.org.uk/supporting/campaigns/albatross/support.asp

hydro
30th March 2008, 12:44
I take all mine into the local RSPA charity shop - they're always happy to accept them.

Unintended Muse
30th March 2008, 15:29
Stamps for Leukaemia Research
c/o Mr & Mrs N Lawley
23 Hillhouse Close
Billericay
Essex
CM12 03B

They can also take the white printed labels put on packages/larger envelopes now.

charlie123
30th March 2008, 16:06
Stamps for Leukaemia Research
c/o Mr & Mrs N Lawley
23 Hillhouse Close
Billericay
Essex
CM12 03B

They can also take the white printed labels put on packages/larger envelopes now.

Thanks for this info, recently lost a dear friend to leukaemia so will be sending my stamps here in future. Many thanks.have repped you.

Unintended Muse
30th March 2008, 16:39
You're welcome. x

I've supported them for many years now.

joload
31st July 2008, 20:44
Ok....help needed if you can please

Been clearing out my late grandfathers house and some stuff I just don't know what to do with....have an inkling that I shouldn't throw away but ?????

A tonne of stamps mostly used like carrier bags full some seperated into countries of where from but basically a mess that I do not have the time or patience to wade throu.....should I be??? I know I can donate to charity but what if??? IYKWIM

Also lots of first day covers and bits that I will prob save for my kids to wander what to do with when I pop my cloggs.

And then there is the tonne of beer mats he has got ...in no particular order but lots of them ??? Eh??? I know he was a horder but!!!!!! ARRRGGGHHH Ihave tried to search online for beer mat collectors but I thought I mights ask the question rto see if anyone has any knowledge they could lend me....:help:

jordsbabe
31st July 2008, 20:58
oooh you could have something worth a mint there!

joload
31st July 2008, 21:25
which the stamps or the beer mats??

Driving me mad going throu his stuff spend more time looking than sorting!!!

Found a load of match books now you know the ones hotels used to give away!

Warboz
31st July 2008, 22:50
Have you tried looking on ebay to see if anyone is selling anything similar?

sunflower
31st July 2008, 23:32
Lots of charities collect stamps. So please do not throw them away. Just google the word charities and stamps in your local area and it will tell you which charties collect them.

Sorry No idea about the beer mats.

papworth
1st August 2008, 11:35
Dreamflight collect stamps. They are a charity that takes seriously ill children to Florida for the dream holiday.
Their address is
Dreamflight Office
7C Hill Avenue, Amersham
Bucks, HP6 5BD, UK

Polo
1st August 2008, 17:38
Our local post office has a collecting thing for old stamps too...

Might be worth getting an antique specialist or someone to have a quick look - there might be something valuable?

Can you tell the age of the stamps or beer mats? Although not always an indicator of value it might help....

obscure
1st August 2008, 17:54
I cant believe that there are people out there who do this but have a look at the link to the British Beermat Collectors webpage!!! :der::der:
Could be worth seeing if they can offer any advice.

http://www.britishbeermats.org.uk/

joload
1st August 2008, 18:12
OMG there is loads of links to wanted beer mats LOL.....

I have fired the society off an email as it says we may want to buy you collection....that is one thing won't be following on.... god bless his soul.

joload
1st August 2008, 18:14
The stamps I am going through tonight see if there looks to be any of interest - might see if I can get my daughter interested in sorting them for me.

DIVA1977
27th August 2008, 13:07
Sorry if this has been posted before i did seacrh.

It occurs to me with all the swapping on the swaps board people have a lot of used stamps. Years ago you'd take these to your local P.C and drop them in a jar for charity.

However with most local P.O closing im wondering if anyone knew what i and others can do with them besides the bin.:help:

rainbowhope
27th August 2008, 13:11
..or u could sell them on ebay as a charity and/or give the money to your charity...:)

leeann79
27th August 2008, 13:13
I will look on the box in my local PO and you m ight be able to send them direct! think it is for the blind.

charlie123
27th August 2008, 13:17
Try this link to posts about discussion of stamps

http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4728&highlight=leukemia

I think i have done it right, i give to leukemia.

DIVA1977
27th August 2008, 13:27
Try this link to posts about discussion of stamps

http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4728&highlight=leukemia

I think i have done it right, i give to leukemia.


Great ty 4 that

flookie
27th August 2008, 13:28
Not last year but definatley the year before tesco had a collection box for stamps around christmas,collecting for the blind.

flookie
27th August 2008, 13:29
You could always contact the charity to check they collect stamps then post them to them,that way they get the extra stamp from the envelope too!!!

saving-mad
30th August 2008, 00:35
not dropped in here before but my freind is the area marie curie fundraiser and i have been giving her stamps incuded with my swaps, will gladly pass them on if anyone has any

akh46
30th August 2008, 00:59
Help the Aged (http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/en-gb/HowYouCanHelp/Recycling/Stamps/) also collect stamps, as well as foreign coins

lindylou
11th December 2008, 15:10
it won't cost you anything, not even a stamp, to give to charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital in a project run all year round by the post office.

Send your used stamps to:
Posted!
Stamps for Charities
Education Distribution Services
FREEPOST FPN 772
Cast Road
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3RL

holliemon
11th December 2008, 15:33
Is this an address we can use all year round

pollypocket
11th December 2008, 17:25
why would they want used poststamps?

Picasso
12th December 2008, 20:25
why would they want used poststamps?

Lots of charities collect used stamps. They get passed on to those companies who sell stamps to stamp collectors I think.

lindylou
31st December 2008, 17:10
sorry for slow reply - yes the address above can be used all year round - i have edited this info into first post. Also, yes it's for used stamps, (though not used are fine!) and they sell them to stamp collectors worldwide.

tyroleandancer
14th October 2009, 11:56
I have a jiffy bag of stamps. Last time I sent to help the aged.
Who to this time?
Any suggestions?

Unintended Muse
14th October 2009, 13:15
Stamps for Leukaemia Research
c/o Mr & Mrs N Lawley
23 Hillhouse Close
Billericay
Essex
CM12 03B

They can also take the white printed labels put on packages/larger envelopes now.

They are really suffering from the fact more and more companies use franking machines now and are crying out for stamps.

tyroleandancer
14th October 2009, 13:15
Stamps for Leukaemia Research
c/o Mr & Mrs N Lawley
23 Hillhouse Close
Billericay
Essex
CM12 03B

They can also take the white printed labels put on packages/larger envelopes now.

They are really suffering from the fact more and more companies use franking machines now and are crying out for stamps.

Done
Thank you

Unintended Muse
14th October 2009, 13:18
Thanks to you hun - I know they will really appreciate it.

lulu112
17th November 2010, 13:47
Theres a whole lot of charities that collect used stamps for charity, at http://usedstampsforcharity.weebly.com Its a website a friend of mine set up this autumn.