Used stamps appeal

Please send us your stamps! We can raise money from both British and overseas stamps.

It doesn't matter if they have already been used, or if they are everyday first or second class stamps - we can collect enough of them to raise money for RNIB. We can raise more money from overseas stamps. We also collect first day covers, presentation packs and albums.

Dame Judi Dench supports our stamp appeal

Dame Judi Dench is supporting our stamp appeal and urging everyone to send their used stamps to RNIB! She says "I have age related macular degeneration but, whilst my sight has been affected, I count myself as one of the lucky ones. By supporting this all-year-round campaign... [RNIB] can help more people."

Read the full article in Good Housekeeping magazine.

Recycling used stamps

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. We 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.

Our amazing volunteer Terri has raised thousands of pounds for RNIB from stamp collecting and is continuing on her mission to raise even more, she says "My house is like a stamp warehouse - there's no room for the family!" 

Join Terri in raising funds for blind and partially sighted people by donating your stamps today. 

How to donate used stamps

Sorting your stamps

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.

Where to send your stamps

Collected stamps should be sent to:
RNIB Stamp Recycling
PO Box 185

Stamp recycling posters

If you would like posters to promote the RNIB stamp recycling scheme, you can download them from this page.

Alternatively you can order your posters by contacting

Thank you

Your support for the stamp recycling scheme is very much appreciated. Every day 100 people in the UK start losing their sight. Right now RNIB can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. Recycle stamps and help us reach them all.

To ensure the maximum amount of money is raised for blind and partially sighted people we are unfortunately unable to personally thank stamp donations. Similarly, we are unable to provide stamp collection boxes.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email or contact our Fundraising Team on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Donate now

Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

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