Philatelic donations

We need — and love — stamps!

Your donations of stamps, covers, and philatelic material can help us fulfill our mission. Here’s how:

  • Youth education: Many stamps are used by the  Youth Education through Stamps (YES) Program in lesson plans, treasure chests, field trips, and workshops.
  • Preservation and reference: Some collection elements and postal history material may become a part of our archival holdings. Philatelic literature (books, journals, collecting and auction catalogs) may help complete our library holdings.
  • Sales: Select stamps and supplies may be sold to raise operating funds. We organize and make sales at the Foundation, on the Internet, through auction houses and at ARIPEX each year.

You may mail philatelic donations to us at 920 N 1st Ave, Tucson AZ, 85719. Be sure to include your name and address; donations are acknowledged with a receipt.

Please call 520-623-6652 x100 if you wish to discuss making a philatelic donation.

It is the responsibility of the donor to establish the fair market value of the donation. Remember that IRS regulations require that to deduct any non-cash donation with a value over $5,000, the donor must have an appraisal made by a qualified appraiser and attach IRS Form 8283.  The appraiser can assist in completing the form and must sign the Declaration of Appraiser section. The Postal History Foundation, as donee, must sign the form in acknowledgement of receipt of the described donation.