by Special Kids Fund

Donating Stamp Collections, Coins and Collectibles

Donations of rare stamp and coin (gold, silver, and proof sets) collections, postal history, fine art, antiques, and estate jewelry, might be the best way to receive value for your valuable collection, and at the same time benefit a worthwhile cause.

Your collectibles could mean mobility for children, the elderly, or veterans in your area...

We are seeking items of considerable worth that will have a ready market value for sale or auction!

Donation of rare stamp and coin (gold, silver and proof sets) collections, postal history, fine art, antiques and estate jewelry, may be the best way to receive value for your valuable collection, and at the same time benefit a worthwhile cause. There can be significant tax deduction advantages to donating your antiques, philately, numismatic and rare collectibles while having the satisfaction of knowing that our special kids’ lives have been enriched through your generosity to a children’s charity. You will need a certified, independent appraisal, per IRS requirements, for donations over $5,000 value.

Stamp Collection

Fine Art & Jewelry



Shipping Your Donation

Please pack your item carefully with a typed, detailed list enclosed (so we can return the list stamped with our charity seal, verifying your donated items).

Ship with tracking (insured for the full value) to:

Special Kids Fund
111 Autumn Rd.
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Tax Deduction for Your Donation

We will provide you with a tax verification receipt, stating the items received (not their value), to assist you in preparing your tax returns. You may deduct the full ‘Fair Market Value’ of your collectibles as a charitable contribution. This means that you do not have to realize any increase in value, since the time of purchase, as capital gains. The definition of Fair Market Value is “the price a collector would pay if buying the material for his own collection”, not the lower price a dealer might offer if buying for resale. The IRS article, ‘Give for Good Measure’, outlines how charitable giving can lower your tax bill.

Many donors use the current edition of Scott’s catalogue to assess the value of their rare stamps and stamp accumulations. Values of rare coins can be accessed at

Donations valued at $5,000 and over, require a certified appraisal and IRS Form 8283 to attain a full tax deduction.

Donations to Special Kids Fund, as a 501 c (3) organization (EIN 58-2550249), are fully tax-deductible. Please submit information about your donation via the form on this page, so that we may have it on record and contact you to facilitate the process.

Note: Consult your own tax advisor as to how donations may benefit your individual financial situation.

Fill out the form below to let us know you are interested in donating a collectible item.