TUBFRIM is a humanitarian organisation owned by the
Norwegian Health Association.Used postage stamps and used telephone cards are collected,
packaged and resold to wholesalers and philatelists world wide. The profits earned from
these activities are used to provide care and aid to handicapped children in Norway.
Profits in 1929 totalled NOK 1.500,- and in 1998 the amount had grown to NOK 475.000,-.
The collective sum earned by TUBFRIM since it was founded, has now exceeded 10 million
kroner. This is money (i.e. stamps and telephone cards) rescued from the wastebasket.
Please, never throw away used stamps or used telephone cards.
Just cut or tear stamps off envelopes, leaving a slight margin (approx. 1/2 inch) to
keep perforation intact. Only damaged stamps (damaged perforation, edges etc.) and damaged
telephone cards (bent, torn etc.) are worthless and are to be thrown away.
We are also happy to receive stamp collections, old envelopes, covers and postcards. If
envelopes, postcards etc. are more than 50 years old, then please do not cut off the
stamp, but send us the whole envelope/postcard!
Stamps from any country in the world can be used, but it would save us a lot of work if
you would sort between U.S.-stamps, Canadian stamps and stamps from other countnes.