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Mindekirken collects used postage stamps and sends them to Tubfrim, a Norwegian organization that sells the stamps and uses the proceeds for charity.
Postmaster Ditlef Frantzen in Nesbyen established TUBFRIM in 1928. The aim was to collect and sell used stamps and use the proceeds to aid the eradication of tuberculosis among Norwegian children. The first profit was made in 1929 and amounted to NOK 1.500,-. TUBFRIM has made good progress and profits have grown to NOK 650.000,- in 2009.
TUBFRIM is owned by the Norwegian Health Association (Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen). Today the profits are used to help handicapped children and youth in Norway, and to finance the efforts to eradicate tuberculosis.
How you can help
Please, never throw away canceled stamps and phonecards. Stamps and phonecards from any country in the world can be used.
Just cut or tear the stamps off the envelopes, leaving a slight margin (approx. 1/2 inch) to keep the perforation intact. Damaged stamps (damaged perforation, edges etc.) are worthless and are to be thrown away. (Damaged phonecards are also to be thrown away.)
Tubfrim also is 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!
Bring your stamps to Mindekirken collection baskets located in the lower level bookshelves.
Tubfrim sincerely thanks those of you who loyally sends stamps and telephone cards, and heartily welcome new collectors.