Save your canceled stamps

By saving canceled stamps from your incoming mail, you can contribute to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry With the Poor. Our sisters remove the stamps from the envelope paper, sort them and sell them to brokers and collectors. The proceeds benefit our ministries, helping those in need around the world. Invite your friends, family and co-workers to save stamps, too!

What to do

Save stamps that have their perforations intact, are not too heavily canceled, and are not torn, cut or stained. Leave at least 1/4 inch on each side of the stamp when cutting it from the envelope.

Most valuable

  • Stamps in mint (uncanceled) or fine/very fine condition
  • Foreign stamps
  • U.S. Commemoratives
  • Stamps with postage values of $1 or more, such as Washington and Jackson, Redwood Forest Priority Mail, Bixby Creek Bridge Express Mail, etc.
  • Albums

Where to send

Sister M. Jane Chantal, CSC
Stamp Ministry
100 Augusta Hall – Saint Mary’s
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
(574) 284-5675 or (574) 284-5704

Stamp collectors: Call to purchase mixed packets of foreign and U.S. stamps.


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