Stanley Gibbons Rare Book Index
The Rare Book Index launched by Stanley Gibbons in 2015 to show the demand for 1st edition books in excellent condition (and still with pristine dust-jackets). It shows the steady and strong growth in this market for more than a decade. (Values based on an aggregate of global auction realisations and compiled by experts at Bloomsbury auctions).
A closer look at performance
To view the graphs and top statistics of the Stanley Gibbons Rare Book Index in A4 format as well as a complete breakdown of the data to see individual stamp performance over each year please click on the download links below.
Over the last year
Good-bye to all that Robert Graces. This book doubled in price at auction from £1,875 in 2014 to £3,750 in 2015.
Over the last 20 years
Animal Farm – George Orwell. The best performing book saw an increase of 17.9% per annum since 1995 from £190 to £5,124.