Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin's

Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin's in Strand, London.

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The new arrangements follow its recent rescue (as reported in ATG No 2625).

From this month Baldwin’s will take on all auctions across the group – numismatics, militaria and collectables as well as stamps – while continuing its role as a dealer in numismatics and militaria.

Stanley Gibbons will no longer operate auctions and will focus solely on private sales (dealing), valuations and publications.

The company said it will “evolve to be the main brand where we offer information and appraisal services about collectibles” while Baldwin’s will “evolve to be the main brand under which collectors can buy and sell items”.

Baldwin’s launched a new website ( created by its in-house software engineering team, recruited in 2023.

Collectables expansion

Baldwin’s is also expanding into other collectables.

It holds Pokémon trading card auctions and plans a sports memorabilia sale this spring. It will also hold a banknotes auction this year.

Iain Murphy, who was previously at Stanley Gibbons Group before a spell at Spink, rejoined the group in 2023 and is now managing director of Baldwin’s Auctions.

Chris Rumney joined Baldwin’s in December 2023 as a world coins specialist. He previously worked at Roma Numismatics and Dix Noonan Webb. In terms of dealing/ private sales, Neil Paisley is the managing director of Baldwin’s Coins & Bullion and Victoria Lajer is the managing director of Stanley Gibbons.

It has no plans for private sales in other collectable categories which will be via auction only.