Stanley Gibbons Group

The firm has had a number of ownership changes over the years. After becoming a listed company on the London Stock Exchange, it acquired Noble Investments in 2013, bringing the companies Apex, Baldwin’s and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions under the same umbrella. In 2014 the group then acquired the dealership Mallett.

However, it has subsequently sold all these brands except Baldwin’s and became a private company in 2022.

At the end of 2023 a new parent company was formed called Strand Collectibles Group and it was announced that from 2024 coin specialist Baldwin’s will run the group’s auctions and Stanley Gibbons will focus solely on stamp private sales (dealing), valuations and publications.

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New Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s set-up announced after rescue

15 January 2024

Strand Collectibles Group, the parent company for stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons and coin specialist Baldwin’s, has announced a new structure.

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Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s rescued in an administration deal

03 January 2024

Stamp and coin dealership group Stanley Gibbons Group has been rescued from administration in a buy-out deal with owner Phoenix Asset Management.

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Stanley Gibbons Group proposes de-listing from London Stock Exchange

23 July 2022

Stanley Gibbons Group, the stamps and coins dealership and auction specialist, has proposed to go private and remove its listing from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which is a junior sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Inflation could help sales of collectables such as stamps, according to Stanley Gibbons Group

27 April 2022

Collectables group Stanley Gibbons Group has pointed to evidence that both coins and stamps “do well during periods of heightened inflation”.

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Stanley Gibbons starts shared ownership for collectables

11 October 2021

Stanley Gibbons’ plans to offer shares in the world’s most expensive stamp are set to become a reality with the launch of a new fractional ownership website.

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Stanley Gibbons starts bankruptcy process for subsidiary Mallett after New York lease dispute

21 September 2021

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has begun a Chapter 11 process in the United States for its US subsidiary Mallett Inc.


Stanley Gibbons upbeat despite tough 2020

16 August 2021

Stamp and coins dealership Stanley Gibbons Group is pinning its recovery on a revamped shop and the relaunch of Baldwin’s auctions in the autumn.

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Stanley Gibbons hit by pandemic but hopeful for improved trading in revamped shop

11 August 2021

Stamp and coins dealership Stanley Gibbons reported its full year results highlighting the impact the pandemic had on sales.

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Buy a share in the world’s most expensive stamp

14 June 2021

Stanley Gibbons, the buyer of the world’s most expensive stamp at Sotheby’s New York last week, said it plans to “democratise” its ownership by inviting the public to buy shares in it.

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Coin auction houses end four-year joint venture

12 April 2021

London coin specialists Baldwin’s and St James’ Auctions have ended their tie-up after four years.


News In Brief – including results from Stanley Gibbons

07 December 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of philately and numismatic company Stanley Gibbons Group's results.

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Stanley Gibbons unveils refurbished Strand showroom

26 June 2020

Stanley Gibbons Group, which runs philately auctioneer-dealer Stanley Gibbons, numismatic dealership Baldwin’s and auction joint venture Baldwin’s of St James’s, will shortly reopen its newly refurbished shop and head office at 399 Strand in central London.

Refinanced Stanley Gibbons moves in positive direction

02 December 2019

Losses narrowed for stamps, coins and medals business Stanley Gibbons in the six months to September 30.

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The latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market including new auctions in cars and collectables

13 August 2019

An update on recent appointments or launches at auction houses and dealers.


Stanley Gibbons Group says Mallett claim now resolved

24 June 2019

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group is due to receive £850,000 to resolve “all outstanding claims involving certain former directors of Mallett”, it announced on June 14.

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New boss for stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons

05 June 2018

Dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has hired Graham Elliott Shircore to push ahead with its strategy of focusing on its core business of stamps and coins and reducing its debts.

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Hornby owner buys stake in Stanley Gibbons Group to help reduce debt

23 February 2018

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has sold a stake to the owner of model railway and collectables retailer Hornby to help pay down debt.


Mallett reunited with Dreweatts as Bailey plans relaunch of brand trio

05 February 2018

Antiques dealership Mallett and book specialist Bloomsbury are to be relaunched this year after being reunited with former stablemate Dreweatts.


Mallett reunited with Dreweatts and Bloomsbury after sale by Stanley Gibbons

31 January 2018

Antiques dealership Mallett has been reunited with its former stablemates Dreweatts and Bloomsbury following a £100,000 purchase by Gurr Johns-owned Dreweatts.


Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group considers further sell-offs as it seeks £5m to prosper

02 January 2018

Troubled stamp-dealing company Stanley Gibbons Group reported losses in the half year to the end of September reduced to £3.1m, from £6.4m in the previous year, but sales fell 4% to £16.6m.