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January 2019

Saturday, 19 January 2019

RSPB Update.. Used Stamp Appeal Closed

RSPB Update.. Used Stamp Appeal Closed

The RSPB has been forced to announce that we will no longer be accepting donations of used postage stamps.

The Stamp appeal has helped us to raise thousands of pounds for the Albatross, a magnificent bird found in the southern oceans. The Albatross task force will still continue to do amazing work but without this source of income.

This follows the statement the charity commission posted in November which highlighted the illegal removal of franking from used stamps and them being sold on auction sites and to the general public for reuse. It seems the illegal cleaners were purchasing the used stamps collected by charities and intended for sale to foreign stamp collector. There is no suggestion the charities were aware of this illegal trade.

The RSPB are now focusing on rare and collectable items for auction including stamp collections, first day covers and albums, coins and medals.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy new birding year to all our friends

Happy new birding year to all our friends

So here we are again, 2018 is bowing out and we look forward to whatever 2019 may bring. RSPB Liverpool wish all our members, followers and interested others!! A healthy, happy new year with lots of great experiences and sightings of wildlife.

2019 is Merseyside's year of the environment with lots of varied events on with ourselves and partners, hope to see you at some of them.
Cleaner, Greener, Well Together