Stanley Gibbons Group

Stanley Gibbons are a specialist stamps merchant that date back to 1856.  In 1891 they moved to the Strand in London and were granted a Royal Warrant in 1914. 

While continuing to stage regular philately auctions, more recently they became established as a PLC and acquired Noble Investments in 2013, bringing the companies Apex, Baldwin’s and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions under the same umbrella. In 2014 they acquired the dealership Mallett.


“Ill-conceived and badly managed” – new Stanley Gibbons boss savages old regime

11 October 2016

The new management of Stanley Gibbons has launched a scathing attack on the way the firm had been run after the collectables and auction group posted losses of £29m.

Mallett's Pall Mall home

Maddox Street premises to close as Dreweatts & Bloomsbury join Mallett under one roof

07 October 2016

Auction group Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will close their Maddox Street premises next year to focus on a new London location in Pall Mall.

Stanley Gibbons losses mount up as they write down £24m

03 October 2016

Collectables and auction business Stanley Gibbons has posted a £28.9m full-year loss after writing down the value of its assets.

Ian Goldbart of Sovereign Rarities

Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 September 2016

Ian Goldbart, lifelong coin collector and former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons, is launching a new numismatic dealership and auction firm in Mayfair.

Regime change at Stanley Gibbons as top bosses made redundant

18 July 2016

Major changes have been announced to the management and board of Stanley Gibbons after the chief executive and chief financial officer were made redundant.

Rupert Powell resigns at Bloomsbury Auctions

07 March 2016

Rupert Powell has resigned as deputy chairman of Bloomsbury Auctions where he has worked for 31 years. He will work out a notice period.

Stanley Gibbons auditors quit over risk

03 March 2016

The auditors for Stanley Gibbons, the venerable collectables dealership and parent company of Dreweatts Bloomsbury, Mallett and AH Baldwin, have resigned because they believe the firm is exposed to excessive risk.

Mallett heads depart after turbulent 2015

31 December 2015

The upheaval at venerable Mayfair and Manhattan dealership Mallett continued at the end of 2015 with the departure of two senior executives.

Stanley Gibbons buy online wine auctioneer

16 July 2015

The Stanley Gibbons Group has bought online wine trading platform Bid for Wine.

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Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s to exhibit at Masterpiece London

01 June 2015

Stamp specialists Stanley Gibbons and coin specialists AH Baldwin and Sons are both exhibiting at this year’s ‘Masterpiece London’ fair for the first time.

Stanley Gibbons Group wins deal of the year award for Noble acquisition

09 February 2015

The Stanley Gibbons Group has won the Deal of the Year at the 2015 Quoted Company Awards for its acquisition of Noble Investments.

Alliances see Dreweatts expand into classic cars and Australia

19 December 2014

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury have announced two new alliances as they reshape the wider business as part of the Stanley Gibbons Group.

Stanley Gibbons launch retail website

24 November 2014

Stanley Gibbons have launched their online collectables marketplace dealing in low-value stamps, coins, postcards and memorabilia.

Ludwig sets out vision for future as he confirms Gibbons’ acquisition of Mallett

30 October 2014

The Fine Art Auction Group’s (TFAAG) acquisition of Mallett on behalf of the Stanley Gibbons Group has been confirmed following the acceptance of its cash offer by more than 95% of Mallett PLC’s shareholders.

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Stanley Gibbons to acquire Mallett

29 September 2014

Stanley Gibbons are to acquire Mayfair dealers Mallett in a deal said to be worth £8.6m. The deal, just announced, caps almost a year of the stamp and coin specialists spreading their influence through the wider art and antiques world following their acquisition of Noble Investments last November.

Stanley Gibbons seal the deal with Noble Investments

25 November 2013

The Stanley Gibbons Group have successfully completed their acquisition of Noble Investments (UK) PLC.

Noble and Gibbons press ahead with offer

04 October 2013

Noble Investments (NBL) have confirmed that their board have recommended acceptance of the proposed acquisition by Stanley Gibbons (SGI) in a cash and shares deal worth 255p a share, 192.5p of which will be paid in cash.

Stanley Gibbons in takeover talks with Noble

12 September 2013

Stanley Gibbons have approached Noble Investments to explore the possibility of a takeover.

Stanley Gibbons expand into Asia

10 October 2011

COLLECTABLES specialists Stanley Gibbons have opened a new office in Hong Kong in a bid to stake a claim in the Asian market for coins, military medals, stamps and historical documents.

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