Who We Are - Our Heritage, Your Future

The experts since 1856

Stanley Gibbons is world-renowned as the leading name and global market leader in stamp collecting, rare stamps and other heritage collectibles. In essence, what we don't know about rare stamps probably isn't worth knowing.

Established in 1856 by Edward Stanley Gibbons, we were awarded the Royal Warrant in 1914 by King George V for services to philately. It's an honour that we still hold proudly today by continuing to serve the Royal household. It requires us to trade annually with them and provide a level of consistent quality, integrity and expertise in order to be re-awarded the Warrant.

What that means for you is that you can rely on over 150 years experience and skill in appraising, buying, describing and selling stamps.

In today's uncertain times and ever-changing world, trust, security and expertise cannot be underestimated and they are fundamentally important when looking after you and your wealth.

When it comes to investing with us, to be clear, we are not a 'financial business' or 'investment house' - we are, if you like, the expert 'stock pickers' for rare stamps, rare coins and rare manuscripts. We pick only the best and the genuine and only the ones that we believe will maintain and increase in value over time due to their rarity, desirability and condition. Read more...

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They are cheap, ignored, and they are actually in an uptrend. To me, fine collectibles (in many cases) are the last cheap asset class. They haven't been overrun by the big money - yet. But I believe they will in the near future.

Steve Sjuggerud, Daily Wealth

Every now and again, I like to look at my stamps - so much more rewarding than a share certificate! When I get more money to invest, Stanley Gibbons will be my first port of call.

Nick S (Investor)

Thank you for the updated valuation of my portfolio. Very nice gains for an almost no-risk investment! If I also factor in the rise of the GBP vs USD, the total gains are about 48% for a two year holding period... You can be sure that I will share my results and recommendation with friends and family. Thanks for your meticulous attention!

S. Vence, Colorado, US (Investor)

None of my other investments give me the joy that autographs do, because they make me feel that I am holding a piece of history in my hands.

Malcolm Forbes, Forbes Magazine