Stanley Gibbons has been serving collectors since 1856 - just 16 years after the first stamp was issued, the Penny Black, in May 1840. We are the undisputed market leader in the field of rare stamps with "an unblemished reputation for expertise and honest dealing" (The Times). We have held the Royal Warrant for services to philately since 1914, a true mark of quality.
In the early 2000s Stanley Gibbons began to apply its considerable philatelic expertise to offer investors the opportunity to secure selections of rare, prized, tangible assets to protect and grow their wealth. With rare stamps (and coins) having a long and consistent track record of steady growth and capital appreciation, more and more investors are turning to us to see if an investment with Stanley Gibbons fits their investment strategy.