Save the Albatross is a global campaign by BirdLife International
So, how does it work?
We sell the stamps on. Each stamp has a small value, but in large quantities they’re still valuable. When you send in your stamps, you’re helping give albatrosses a brighter future. For example, £50 worth of stamp sales will buy a tori-line (bird scaring device) for a longline fishing vessel.
The stamp scheme works in two ways:
- Loose used stamps: we work with a stamp dealer who pays us for all the stamps we receive in donations, and they can be worth up to £20 per kg for sorted stamps. Please send loose stamps directly to the dealer, pre-sorted into UK and foreign, please.
- We ask that stamp albums, first day covers and rare stamps (pre-1970) are sent to us in the Community Fundraising Department at The Lodge. We will send to a specialist auction house to achieve the best price we can. If you send us your details in the package then we can let you know how much they raise.
Do I need to take the stamp off the envelope?
Yes please – just tear off the corner with the stamp, ideally with no more than a quarter of an inch border.
How can I send in my stamps?
There are a number of ways that you can send in stamps:
- Send loose stamps to: RSPB Stamps, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9XT. Please note, this is the address of our stamp warehouse, not an RSPB office, so please do not send any non-stamp related correspondence or donations – to this address.