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Royal Mail Presentation stamps packs

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MrsCatBasket Tue 03-Dec-19 09:54:23

Posting in AIBU for footfall as I'd really love some ideas, please.

Over the past 10 years or so I have been intermittently doing research for a company who are employed by Royal Mail to check the ongoing efficiency of delivery times and the condition of mail when it arrives at the intended destination. I don't earn money, though I do get 2 books of first class stamps for any month of research that I take part in. Intermittently I also get a presentation pack of collectible stamps as an extra thank you.

I now have several collections that are sitting on a shelf, all forlorn and unused. I would like to do something with them - but what? I've been bitten by ebay's unfair policies more than once so I don't use it for selling. I could just open them and use them as actual stamps, but that seems a waste.....any ideas anyone? I will attempt to add a photo of the type of collection I mean

flouncyfanny Tue 03-Dec-19 10:04:47

I have a similar (but older) collection that my mum bought for me hmm. I think i'll probably use them or try to find an antique/collectables seller and get rid of them that way, but I'll keep checking your thread to see if anyone else comes up with a better suggestion.
(I've also got a load of first-day covers, which seem pointless as they're used stamps)

JasperRising Tue 03-Dec-19 10:51:00

Do you want to make money for yourself from them? If you don't mind about making money, you can donate them to some charities who then sell them - I know Oxfam have a stamps department and I suspect some of the other big charities do to (and smaller charities might sell in individual branches).

MerlinsScarf Tue 03-Dec-19 10:59:55

There are collectors' shops that specialise in stamps and coins (admittedly not on every high street!) that might be interested. Could be worth seeing about?

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