If you are a veteran of any of the armed services of the United States of America, you are eligible to receive stamps and other philatelic material from SFTW. There is no cost to you for this service. This page contains some information about what we provide, followed by a specialized contact form to register and begin receiving material.
What Will We Send?
In general, we send out boxes of mixed stamps and other philatelic material as received from donors. SFTW does some very basic sorting of material into the following general categories. Click on each category to learn more about each.
- World-wide stamps (includes United Nations)
- USA stamps
- Covers – USA First Day of Issue
- Covers – World-wide First Day of Issue
- Covers – United Nations
- Supplies, including album pages, stock books, etc.
Once you have registered with us and have received your first box, we will send you more material as soon as you are ready, and we have another box ready to send.
We have beginner kits for veterans who are interested in collecting stamps but have no experience. We can send you everything you need to get started.
If you are already a collector and you need specific supplies for your collection, we may have what you need in our warehouse, and we’ll be happy to send it to you.
May I Request Specific Material?
Our volunteers sort donated materials into the basic categories listed above. We do not have the resources to sort material into more specific categories (i.e., by country, time period, topical, stamp type, etc.).
We do end up with some specialized items that don’t fit into any of the above general categories that are available on request.
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 probably 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 / with a friend or relative. The stamps are yours to do with as you wish.
How Do I Get Started?
We have a contact form for you to fill out. We will ask that you provide basic contact information so that we can send you stamps. We will also ask that you provide some information about your military service. All information will be kept confidential and used only to verify 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.
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.