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.
Please click on the donation form below to see instructions for facilitating your donation.
We are seeking
items of considerable worth that will have a ready market
value for sale or auction, benefiting our fund for special needs children. Stamps should be worth at least several dollars each, good quality, without flaws and nicely mounted.
Our beneficiary organizations
help open new vistas and provide
compassionate care for the medically, educationally
and developmentally challenged. Our affiliates engage in research, provide services and access
equipment for special needs and disabled children.
Many of our special need children are from communities that cannot afford the kind of one-on-one
care and expensive equipment necessary for them to thrive. Your donation gift can benefit
those who need our help the most.
Donate Stamps Form
Donate Coins Form
Donate Art and Collectibles Form
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 Numismedia.com
Donations to SKF, as a 501 c (3) organization
, are fully tax deductible.
Please submit information about your donation so that we may contact you to facilitate the
Note: Consult your own tax advisor as to how donations may benefit your individual financial