What should I do with my old stamp collection?
June 16, 2011 8:13 AM Subscribe
About 20 years ago, I amassed a small stamp collection. Probably a few hundred stamps, maybe half unused, half canceled. I totally lost track of them until my mom recently mailed them to me. I don't really want to keep them. There appears to be some evidence of mold damage. What should I do with them?
posted by grouse to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Should I just discard the whole lot? Get a respirator and discard the moldy ones, then take the rest to stamp dealer? I'm in Seattle, so which one? Sell them online somehow? I don't want to spend a ton of time on this either—I suspect they aren't really worth that much since so many are not in great condition. Stamps seem to be worth even less now than when I was young. Nevertheless it seems a shame to just throw them out. But it also seems like it wouldn't be responsible to expose someone else to all this mold.