The Guvs Guidance – Stamp Collecting for RNIB

Thank you for looking at this week’s Guvs Guidance. My aim of making the world a better place, one week at a time.

This week I came across an appeal for donations of used stamps which will help raise funds for the UK charity RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind People)

Stamps are sorted by volunteers. They are mostly sold by weight, if we can identify any valuable stamps they can be sold for a higher price. As a general guideline RNIB can expect to receive around £10 for one kilogram of British stamps. They also raise up to £15 for a kilogram of overseas stamps.

Do encourage your friends and family, at home and abroad, to save their stamps for RNIB.

Please cut the stamp off the envelope – our volunteers prepare thousands of stamps and this will save them hours of work. When cutting, 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:

  1. British
  2. Overseas – Jersey, Guernsey, Eire and Isle of Man are classed as overseas

The value of a stamp does not matter, so 1p stamps can be grouped together with £1 stamps.

Please send all stamps to;
RNIB Stamp Recycling
PO Box 185

If you are wondering what other amazing things RNIB do to support people with sight loss, then check out their website – RNIB