For Veterans

Thank you for your service to our nation!

Stamps for the Wounded (SFTW) will send postage stamps and supplies for stamp collecting to any veteran of any of the armed services of the United States of America. All veterans are eligible, regardless of diability or health condition. There is no cost to you for this.

This page contains some information about what we provide and how to request material from us. There is a contact form at the bottom of this page that you may use to register and request materials to be sent.

What Will We Send To You?

Usually, we will ship a USPS large prepaid box (12 1/4″ x 12 1/4″ x 6″) with approximately 1/2 cubic foot of stamps, covers, album pages, packets, sales cards and other philatelic material. We also can provide stamp collecting supplies. We do not supply mint US postage stamps for the purpose of mailing letters. Some of our USA boxes may contain mint stamps usable for postage, but they will be mixed in with postally used stamps.

All material that we ship out comes from donations we receive. SFTW volunteers do some very simple sorting of material into broad categories.

  • Foreign stamps (may include United Nations)
  • USA stamps
  • First Day Covers – USA
  • First Day Covers – Foreign
  • First Day Covers – United Nations
  • Stamp Collecting Supplies – Album pages, stock books, tongs, hinges, mounts, hinges, etc.

We have beginner kits for veterans who are interested in collecting stamps. We can send you everything you need to get started.

If you are an experienced collector and you need specific supplies, let us know what you need. If we have it in the warehouse, we will send it in the next shipment to you.

Every box we send is different. What you get will be a surprise.

May I Request Specific Material?

Our volunteers sort donated materials into the basic categories listed above. We do not have the resources to sort or store material into more specific categories (i.e., by country or region, time period, topic, stamp condition, etc.)

What Can I Do With the Stamps?

Sort through them. Select the stamps that you want to collect. Many will be on paper that will require soaking. Some will be from other collections and will have hinges that need to be removed. There will be some damaged stamps to be discarded.

Keep what you want for your own collection. Share what you don’t want with others … swap them, give them away, start a collection for a friend. What we send to you is yours for your enjoyment, to do with as you wish.

How Do I Get Started?

Fill out the Request Form below. We will ask that you for your name and address so that we can send your package to you. We ask for your telephone number in case we have trouble contacting you by email. We do ask that you provide information about your military service. All information provided will be kept confidential. We will only use the information you provide in this form to confirm your eligibility, and to send materials to you.

If you have questions for us that you would like to ask before getting started, please use this contact page to reach us. You may also request to get started by writing to us at one of the postal addresses on that page.

Request Form

Please fill out all sections below completely (e.g., your full name, your complete mailing address, etc.) Be sure that your email address is entered correctly. All sections require an answer or the form will not submit. You should receive a confirmation email that you have successfully submitted the form.

    Postal Mailing Address (required)

    Is this your first request from Stamps for the Wounded?

    Stamps that you would like to receive:
    Foreign stamps (no USA)USA stamps (no foreign)Both USA and foreign stampsNo stamps

    First Day Covers that you would like to receive
    Foreign FDCsUSA FDCsBoth Foreign and USA FDCsNo FDCs

    Would you like to receive FDCs from the United Nations (UN)?

    Supplies that you would like to receive (Check all that apply)
    Beginner kitStamp hingesStamp mountsStock bookStamp tongsPerforation gaugeAlbum for stampsAlbum for coversAlbum pages (please specify below)Glassine envelopesGlassine interleave pagesOther (please specify below)

    Use the free text area below to provide us with more information about what you would like to receive.

    If you selected any supplies above, please provide us with more specifics about what you need ... what brand / model stamp album you use, other supplies you need, mount sizes, etc.

    If you are a beginner, please tell us what you are interested in collecting (at least, at first).

    If you are an experienced stamp collector, please share with us more about your collecting interests, how long you have been collecting, etc.

    If you requested USA FDCs, please let us know below whether addressed covers are acceptable? Most of the USA FDCs we receive are addressed.

    If you have any questions for us, please write them in below.