Buy Mint Stamps

One of the ways that CASSS can raise valuable funds is through the sale of Mint Stamps.

This is an easy way that anyone can purchase the stamps they might use day to day on cards and letters at the normal cost but with a greater range of designs than you might normally see and with the profit going to support the work of the CASSS.

Please note : Stamp prices changed on 4th April 2022.  The new prices are reflected below.

Q. How does CASSS obtain the stamps it sells and is it legal?

CASSS is a registered charity and buys the stamps legally through a stamp dealer at less than face value. This allows CASSS to sell the stamps at normal prices and the difference in prices raises funds for the CASSS.

Q. Can stamps bought from the Church Association for Sudan and South Sudan (CASSS) be used for postage or do they have to be kept for stamp collections?

CASSS only sells stamps valid for Royal Mail postage to send post from the UK to addresses in UK and abroad.

Q. Is it possible to buy stamps at any time of year?

Yes absolutely – orders are welcomed all through the year.

Q. Can I buy Christmas stamps?

Yes. Christmas stamps are available whenever we have stock. In 2019 this was as early as January so please enquire and we will be happy to help.

Q. Is there a maximum or minimum value for each order?

We do suggest a minimum order of £20.  You might like to order a smaller quantity regularly or order on behalf of your church and friends too to make a larger order.

Q. Can I buy stamps for different values? (e.g. 1p & 2p and to send items abroad etc)

Yes, we have all these available. Just let us know our preferences when you order.

BAR CODED STAMPS – NO CHANGE FOR US!

Those who buy mint stamps from CASSS will be aware of the recent announcement by Royal Mail that they plan to start barcoding postage stamps, and that from January 2023,  stamps that do not have a barcode will no longer be usable for postage.  We understand that this new system is being introduced as a response to the large number of fake stamps coming into the country from overseas.

We have been in contact with Royal Mail;  this was their reply:

All Definitive stamps are being barcoded — including Christmas stamps. Definitive stamps are the regular ‘everyday’ stamps featuring the profile of HM The Queen created by the sculptor Arnold Machin.

We aren’t barcoding special issue stamps — which are printed as ‘one offs’ to commemorate a person/event and to celebrate the best of the UK’s contribution to the world.

To confirm, Definitive stamps are being barcoded, commemorative (stamps with pictures on as opposed to the standard ones with just the Queen’s head on them) are not. You will still be able to use commemorative stamps after the January 2023 deadline.

So, commemorative stamps will continue to be produced by Royal Mail, and should continue to provide us with a steady supply of attractive stamps into the future.  Many of the Christmas stamps we sell are commemorative, and these will also not be affected.   We will nevertheless be keeping these developments under careful review – the Post Office has been privatised, and may very well be looking at new ways of doing things.  But we are confident that our customers will not be left with stamps they are unable to use.

You can order mint stamps in one of three ways:-

The CASSS Mint Stamps Team

BY POST

If you are ordering by post, please download a copy of the order form and send it to the address given on the form with a cheque payable to “CASSS”.

Click here for a handy guide to all Royal Mail stamp prices  (valid from 4th April 2022)

BY ORDERING ONLINE USING THE FORM BELOW

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    Number of stamps required for prices from April 4, 2022;

    We can make up orders with two stamps for each value ordered, for example, 20 second class (68p) stamps could be supplied as 20 x 38p and 20 x 30p. If you prefer any other number such as single stamps, please make this clear. We shall also do our best to include stamps for any special preference, such as music, history, sport, etc.

    Customers are invited to add a voluntary donation towards our expenses, including postage. A contribution towards our costs is much appreciated, noting our policy below. Any such contribution is entirely voluntary, but if you felt able to do so, please include it in calculating the total amount to send.

    Postage Policy - Orders up to £100 in value cost us £0.95 (small) or £1.45 (large) respectively. They are all sent First Class to minimise how long they spend in the postal system and reduce the chance of them going astray.
    Packages valued at £100 or more are sent 'Signed for' and cost £2.35 or £2.85 for small and large respectively. Royal Mail pays no compensation for losses in transit. If requested, we can obtain separate insurance at the time of posting, but will need to pass on the charge to our customers.

    Please indicate below how much you will be paying and by what method. Please note that to meet bank requirements, you may need to spell out CASSS in full (The Church Association for Sudan & South Sudan) on the first occasion on which you undertake a bank-to-bank transfer.



    A copy will be returned to your e-mail address. If you wish to make any changes to your order, please contact us using the e-mail button below.

    BY EMAIL

    Please send an e-mail by clicking on the link below and pay by bank transfer using the following details: The Church Association for Sudan & South Sudan, sort code 20-76-92, account number 83015564.