Heather asked ~ “What is the best way to remove stamps from envelopes to get maximum value for the stamps?”
Not sure how steam might work on the newer stamps but basically you remove the envelope from the stamp, not the other way around.
You’ll tear the stamp if you try to remove it from the envelope, but by carefully peeling the envelope away from the stamp, you can get it off in good shape, but it takes patience.
“Capt Ralph” ~ Ralph Hull
The SPCA in Victoria collects used stamps. It’s best to leave at least 1/4” around the stamp.
I take stamps into them when I’m in town and would be happy to do so. If arrangements could be made to drop them off at the Sooke News Mirror office I’d pick them up and take them in.