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cosmic tramp 19-12-2015 06:57 PM

Xmas Stamps for Horses Charity
 
I do this every year, but just a reminder. Xmas (love it or hate it) usually involves getting lots of cards in the post ( love them or loathe them). At least put this part of Xmas to some good use by saving and sending your franked stamps to Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, who sell them on to dealers to generate income for horse welfare which includes food, bedding, medicine, treatment and fencing for retired, disabled and maltreated horses. In a previous year they have made up to £9,000 on recycled stamps. So it all helps. It won't cost you anything, only takes a minute (and a stamp) Thank you very muchly.


Bransby Home of Rest for Horses
Bransby Farm
Lincoln
LN1 2PH
England


http://www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

ufochick 19-12-2015 08:06 PM

I went and looked it up but still don't understand. What is a franked stamp?

cosmic tramp 19-12-2015 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ufochick (Post 1062648031)
I went and looked it up but still don't understand. What is a franked stamp?

One that's gone through a franking machine , i.e. it's got a postal mark of some description on it, as most mail does when it reaches you. Doesn't mean a stamp that belongs to someone called Frank or anything.

ufochick 20-12-2015 02:37 AM

Doesn't being 'franked" (I think we called it cancelled here) make the stamp worthless?

cosmic tramp 20-12-2015 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ufochick (Post 1062648451)
Doesn't being 'franked" (I think we called it cancelled here) make the stamp worthless?

Quite the opposite. Amongst stamp collectors, it's worthless without a franking mark, apparently. That's why Post office sell "First Day Covers" with new stamps pre-postmarked at exorbitant prices.

elshaper 20-12-2015 12:08 PM

awww
Horses on the label. :peace:
http://www.bransbygifts.co.uk/WebRoo...MYK_copy_m.jpg
http://www.bransbygifts.co.uk/epages...ducts/GTFD0048

The only horses I see is police horses taken for a bit of walking exercise. :o

Bit about horse shoes here.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENERGIZED-...UAAOSwl8NVfRir

cosmic tramp 20-12-2015 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by elshaper (Post 1062648615)
awww
Horses on the label. :peace:
http://www.bransbygifts.co.uk/WebRoo...MYK_copy_m.jpg
http://www.bransbygifts.co.uk/epages...ducts/GTFD0048

The only horses I see is police horses taken for a bit of walking exercise. :o

Bit about horse shoes here.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENERGIZED-...UAAOSwl8NVfRir

My mum always comes out with a shovel after them. Best garden manure money can't buy.

grandmasterp 20-12-2015 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmic tramp (Post 1062648649)
My mum always comes out with a shovel after them. Best garden manure money can't buy.

Horse muck is good on beg plots for sure but it needs to stand for a season first and be rained on quite a lot to get the heat out of it
Otherwise it can burn seedlings.
We kept horses and always had a few muck piles on the go. Even after a full winter out, if it rained on a pile on a chilly day the pile would steam up the yard.

cosmic tramp 20-12-2015 12:48 PM

WOW! That's one for the interesting facts thread !

elshaper 20-12-2015 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by grandmasterp (Post 1062648654)
Horse muck is good on beg plots for sure but it needs to stand for a season first and be rained on quite a lot to get the heat out of it
Otherwise it can burn seedlings.
We kept horses and always had a few muck piles on the go. Even after a full winter out, if it rained on a pile on a chilly day the pile would steam up the yard.

People place the muck outside of a green house to keep it warm during the winter. Eco-friendly. :D

grandmasterp 20-12-2015 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by elshaper (Post 1062648726)
People place the muck outside of a green house to keep it warm during the winter. Eco-friendly. :D

Never been ersed doing this myself but an allotment owning chum of ours used to take a lot of muck off us. He piled up fresh horse muck in deep ridges then put soil on top of it that to grow early veg in the warm soil.

ufochick 20-12-2015 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmic tramp (Post 1062648609)
Quite the opposite. Amongst stamp collectors, it's worthless without a franking mark, apparently. That's why Post office sell "First Day Covers" with new stamps pre-postmarked at exorbitant prices.

How odd here in the states they are worthless once used/cancelled/franked.

cosmic tramp 20-11-2017 10:30 PM

Bump...just a timely reminder as your letterbox fills up with those xmas cards , even if u loathe the season you can get a warm glow knowing the stamps have been put to good use by sending them off to Bransby to help the poorly horses...please share link with those you know.. http://www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

mollymag4 20-11-2017 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmic tramp (Post 1062978521)
Bump...just a timely reminder as your letterbox fills up with those xmas cards , even if u loathe the season you can get a warm glow knowing the stamps have been put to good use by sending them off to Bransby to help the poorly horses...please share link with those you know.. http://www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

Do they take stamps from other countries?

cosmic tramp 20-11-2017 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mollymag4 (Post 1062978524)
Do they take stamps from other countries?

Absolutely they're worth even more apparently.,they're sold on to stamp dealers to sell on to stamp collectors. Bransby are also asking for any obsolete paper currencies you may still have (uk or overseas), which they likewise sell on to note collectors..

cosmic tramp 12-12-2017 09:58 PM

Bump

tom bombadil 23-12-2017 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ufochick (Post 1062648031)
I went and looked it up but still don't understand. What is a franked stamp?

Where did you look? The bin?

Found in less than a second using this odd thing called Google.

To find out what a 'Google' is, dont bother looking on-line, go straight to the street corner and just stick out your arse into the street, ask for a 'Google' and someone will give you one!

FFS :thud:

cosmic tramp 26-12-2017 01:38 PM

Bump II don't forget now.


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