Every year, the CBM raises more than £2,000 from the sale of used postage stamps. The total raised since this initiative began is over £90,000.
Although all postage stamps can be saved for the CBM, special issue stamps are worth about 90 times as much as ‘ordinary’ stamps. So using special issue stamps on your letters to brothers and sisters is an easy way to increase the amount raised for the CBM.
UK special issues for 2018
|23 Jan||Game of Thrones||31 Jul||Hampton Court Palace|
|15 Feb||Votes for Women||16 Aug||Captain Cook’s Voyage|
|20 Mar||Royal Air Force Centenary||30 Aug||Owls|
|17 Apr||Reintroduced Species||13 Sep||First World War 1918|
|11 May||The Old Vic||16 Oct||to be announced|
|5 Jun||Royal Academy||1 Nov||Christmas|
|26 Jun||Dad’s Army||14 Nov||Prince of Wales Seventieth Birthday|
Used stamps should be cut from the envelopes with a quarter-inch (6 mm) border all the way round.
Does your ecclesia have a collection point for stamps? If not, perhaps you could organise one.
Stamps should be passed on to Jean Pearson (contact details in the ALS Diary). Packets may also be left at Olivet (Acocks Green) or the Christadelphian Office in Birmingham, clearly marked for her attention.