Friday, November 11, 2011

DAR Collecting Stamps For Veterans

Today is Veteran's Day.

It's a time to remember the service and sacrifice of those who served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force as well as their family and loved ones.

Mary Collins, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), writes on her webspage, "Many Veteran groups collect used stamps that have been sent to them from all over. Some of the groups send these contributions to a central clearing house where the stamps are soaked and resold to dealers, collectors, etc. The Veteran groups that do this then take the money raised and spend it for various Veterans needs.  Some stamps are also kept back and distributed to patients as a hobby to help them recover or pass the sometimes many lonely hours in the hospital.  There are six or seven of these collecting agencies for the veterans."

She goes on to say, "....your spouse, or your children have accumulated and are not interested in anymore and don't want to be bothered to find a buyer! Donate them to one of these groups and say 'thank you' to a Vet who needs them now. If you choose, and you know the approximate value of the items and have an inventory, you can receive a receipt for tax purposes."

To read the entire article, click here.

To locate a DAR chapter near you if you would like to donate your unwanted stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM