Following stories of the fraudulent use of used postage stamps the Charity Commission has issued a press statement asking organisations to cease collecting used stamps.
The RSPB has therefore immediately ceased collecting used stamps as part of the Albatross Stamp Appeal. However, supporters of the appeal are asked to donate stamp collections, first day covers and stamp albums instead. These items will then be auctioned at specialist stamp auctions and the funds raised, minus auction costs, will be used to support our Albatross Task Force.
Items should be sent to RSPB Stamps, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds SG19 2DL or drop them off at the nearest RSPB reserve or office.