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How To Recycle Used Postage Stamps

Used Postage Stamps

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Do you have a collection of used postage stamps in your home? If (like me!) you can't bear to just throw them away, there are lots of organisations that can recycle them to raise money for a good cause.

Here is a list of organisations in the UK which collect used stamps to raise money.

Some of them will also accept donations of old stamp collections which can be sold to collectors to raise extra funds for charity.

How To Recycle Used Postage Stamps

Many of these charities can accept other items such as old coins, cigarette cards and postcards.

Charities Which Collect Used Postage Stamps

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So Why Do People Buy Bags Of Used Stamps?

So have you ever wondered why anybody will buy bags full of used postage stamps from these charities?

Well, the used stamps are bought by dealers who pick out any unusual or valuable stamps which are in very good condition to sell to collectors. The rest of these are sold as used postage stamps for crafting or sent for paper recycling. If you want to know just what is possible, here are some used postage stamp craft ideas in case you would like to get creative with your own used stamp collection.

Last updated: 31st October 2022

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