A new drop-off point for stamps to be donated to charity has been inundated with at least 5,000 stamps since it was unveiled last month.
Janet Head, manager at Orchard Print Services which has been trading on the High Street in Daventry for 20 years, said she was surprised by the number of donations, which has included three stamp books as well as a number of Jubilee and royal wedding stamps.
Mrs Head said: “To be honest, we didn’t expect that many donations. We were amazed by the response.
“We have had quite a selection of people through the door and some businesses have also donated.”
The stamps will be sorted by volunteers at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Oxfam volunteers before being donated to the charity, which will sell them on for a profit.
Des Waddington, director of public affairs at the church, said:“It was great to see Jan’s enthusiasm for the project and to see so many stamps come in during the first month is fantastic; the people in and around Daventry are so generous. It is also quite a thing to hand over an entire stamp collection to the project, often these date back to people’s childhoods.”