As of 31 July, non-barcoded everyday stamps are no longer accepted by Royal Mail.
While you can still exchange them using the Stamp Swap Out Scheme, there are many charities across the country that will gladly take them from you to raise money. A quick Google search will find plenty, but here are just three which are a little closer to home:
- Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity, Guildford, Surrey.
- Greyhound Trust, Horley, Surrey,
- Kidney Care UK, Alton, Hampshire
Further information about how to donate your stamps to these charities can be found on their websites. The Royal Mail Stamp Swap Out Scheme can be found by visiting the Royal Mail website.
Please note: ‘Special’ picture stamps and Christmas stamps without barcodes can still be used after 31 July.