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Stock code: R2551 | SG number: 0AAAA
A packet of 1000 Stanley Gibbons peelable folded stamp hinges designed to help collectors quickly and easily attach stamps to album pages. An essential purchase and ready to use.

How to mount your stamps with Stanley Gibbons Stamp Hinges

1. Lightly moisten short end of hinge and allow to dry slightly.
2. Attach top to stamps, immediately below perforation.
3. Lightly moisten lower third of hinge and mount on album page.

Note: do not remove hinge before it is thoroughly dry.


Stock code: RAWSOL12 | SG number: MA02
My Collection Online Subscription - 12 months

Containing stamp catalogue listings and prices from the 2012 Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World series.

Stanley Gibbons’ My Collection is a revolutionary web-based tool developed by Stanley Gibbons to help you manage, view and value your collection online, giving you the ability to logically organise your stamps based upon the listings contained within the 2012 edition of the world-renowned Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World catalogue.

With My Collection, you can:

  • Browse Stanley Gibbons' online catalogue library and catalogue your entire collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Add extra details to all of the stamps in your collection including a personal description, a purchase price, alternative catalogue number and more importantly, you can upload your own images of the stamps in your collection.

  • Organise your collection in to online albums. Replicate your albums online or create additional ones, such as thematic albums.

  • View your collection with images and full descriptions. You can view your collection in its entirety or by distinct countries (and sub categories) or albums.

  • Summarise your collection, highlighting the value of your collection, sections thereof and individual albums.

  • Create a definitive spreadsheet of your collection, which could be used for insurance and valuation purposes.

  • Please note:

  • Your subscription should be active within an hour after you have placed your order, available by logging into the Stanley Gibbons website.

  • The subscription does NOT involve the delivery of any physical items as the product is entirely web-based.

  • My Collection uses the database of our 6 volumes, Stamps of the World catalogues, which are simplified, condensed catalogues designed to give an overall view of the stamps issued by the whole world, and as such will only include the least valuable example of any item within a set of stamps. It does NOT cover specialist items such as variations, plate numbers, FDCs etc.

  • The online catalogue does not contain an image of every stamp, merely a collection of set images for the stamps in the set.

  • Finding individual stamps in the catalogue will require you knowing the country of origin and the year of issue or the SG number.

  • My Collection is intended to supplement, rather than to replace, our printed catalogues or those available via the Apple iStore.


    Stock code: R2573 | SG number: 0AAAG
    Ideal for detecting phosphor papers and inks for the majority of 20th century Machin stamps of Great Britain, plus Israel, USA, Finland and the early phosphors of Canada, Norway, Mexico, France, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Russia and later issues of Canada and Mexico.

  • Shows fluorescent bands, papers abd the other devices

  • Highlights cleaned pen cancellations and paper repairs

  • Powerful bulb gives much stronger reaction than other lamps

  • Effective in daylight/artificial light using special eye-piece

  • Safe to use due to shielded UV light

  • Spectrum of 254 to 390 nm both 'short' and 'long' wavelengths

  • Lightweight pocket-size - ideal for fairs and exhibitions

  • Long-life bulb will give 50,000 hours of use under normal viewing conditions

  • "I have to admit that I’m not always too keen on what they like to call ‘embracing new technology’ ...However, now and again something comes along that I feel I just have to have" - Hugh Jefferies, Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Editor.

    The presence or absence of phosphor can be a significant feature in assessing the value of a stamp, so having a lamp of your own and knowing how to use it can be a valuable asset in building up a good collection.

    There are a number of lamps on the market, but, to be honest, none that we would be prepared to put the Stanley Gibbons name on – so we set about developing one ourselves. To do that we looked at what was wrong with all the others and tried to right those wrongs.

    "Terrific...I was able to find the phosphor number of FH14 which I had not found with a standard mains UV lamp. The new SG UV lamp has paid for itself in finding one booklet alone catalogued more than the purchase cost in going through booklets that I had catalogued as p-. Together with the Pro10 I was able to record the phosphor, something I have been unable to do before." - Graham Stirling, very happy customer.

    Some lamps may be cheap but they are potentially damaging to the eyes if looked at for a prolonged period – added to which an exposed bulb was susceptible to damage and could require regular replacement.

    Other lamps required mains electricity, which was not handy for use away from home and, above all, many had a tricky on-off switch which made them difficult to use. Of course the main problem with most ultraviolet lamps is that they are fine for night-time use, but pretty useless in daylight – which means you cannot use them effectively at stamp fairs, club meetings or shops.


    Stock code: RUM05 | SG number: AC99
    The Stanley Gibbons UM05 USB Digital Autofocus Microscope is the first USB microscope we have sold that allows you to capture an image of the whole stamp with ease and is ideal as a quick and simple alternative to scanning.

    "This has to be one of the best tools I have ever purchased for my business. Since buying this my sales have gone through the roof as a result of stunning grade photos" - Dave Allwright, 'Stamps n All'.

    Whether you are creating your own album pages, sharing images of your collection with fellow philatelists, producing an image library for insurance or valuations or want to see your collection in greater detail, this microscope makes the process easier than ever.

    The autofocus option allows you to automatically zoom with a magnification ratio of 1-80x, allowing you see any object at 320x on a 22” monitor. This feature removes the hassle of trying to focus in on fine details such as errors, plate numbers and flaws. Once the operating software is loaded on your computer, simply plug in the UM05 and, with one click of the focus button on-screen, you will quickly receive the clearest images automatically.

    You can also take photos, record videos and adjust the brightness of the microscope’s 4 inbuilt LEDs from your computer, allowing you set the microscope up on its stand and take multiple images without having to reposition anything. The stand also makes it easier than ever to capture the entire stamp in full detail.

    The software provided also has features handy tools, including a useful measurement function to gauge the length, angle and area of anything you place under it.

    Contents: Microscope with USB Cable, Software CD, Operation Manual, Stand for Microscope, Calibrator for Measurement Application.
    Dimensions: 110 x 38.8 x 47.2mm.
    Weight: 90g.
    Lens & CMOS sensor: 2M pixels;
    Magnification: 1x to 80X, 320x on 22” monitor.
    Still Image Resolution: 1600x1200 pixels (JPEG or BMP file);
    Video Resolution: 1600x1200 pixels (AVI file);
    Frame rate: 30FPS (resolution: 640x480) and 15FPS (resolution: 1600x1200, MJPG).
    Software Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP 32bit SP2, Microsoft Windows XP 64bit, Microsoft Windows
    Vista 32bit, Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit, Windows 7 and Linux with UVC driver (open source).


    Stock code: R5285LX12 | SG number: DA0100097
    Great Britain 2012 luxury supplement.
    2012 Hingeless (with plastic mounts already attached to page) Album Supplement. Number of pages: 20. For use with Davo Albums.


    Stock code: R2887-13 | SG number: AA0048
    Now stitched with lay-flat binding, making it far easier to use than previous editions

    This ever-popular Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Catalogue provides the perfect catalogue for the collector seeking more detailed information on Great Britain stamps than provided by the Collect British Stamps checklist, without the highly detailed coverage of the five-volume specialised series.

    The 2013 edition has been extensively updated with all prices reviewed and revised in line with the current market, with increases in all periods from the 1840 2d. blue right through to recent Machins, there are notable increases for the listed plate flaws and modern errors.

  • Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Stamp Catalogue lists and prices all British stamps from 1840 to early 2013.

  • Every different stamp design is illustrated in full colour.

  • Listings include changes of watermark, perforation, shade and phosphor.

  • First day covers, Royal Mail postage labels, Post Office (PHQ) Cards, presentation packs, booklets, postage dues, regionals, official stamps, postal fiscals and Post Office label sheets (Smilers) all listed and priced.

  • Includes gutter pair prices.

  • Gutter Pairs and “Traffic light” Gutter Pairs listed in mint sets.

  • First Day Covers for Special Issues from 1924 and for King Edward VIII and King George VI definitives listed.

  • Prestige Booklet panes and Regionals included for Queen Elizabeth II.

  • All British Post Office special First Day of Issue postmarks are illustrated and priced on cover.

  • Quick reference diagrams for listed Machin decimal booklet panes.

  • Visible plate numbers listed for Victorian stamps.

  • All basic stamps priced mint and used, with unmounted and mounted mint prices from 1887 to 1935 and on-cover prices from 1840 to 1911.

  • Major errors and varieties including missing colours and perforation and watermark errors listed and priced.

  • Helpful introductory section providing philatelic definitions and guidance for the collector.

  • Booklet pane diagrams and indexes of commemorative designs and Machin definitives make this catalogue the perfect guide to British stamps and their values.

  • Includes a Commemorative Design Index.

  • Useful table of postage rates contemporary with NVIs.

  • Inverted and sideways watermarks are listed and priced, as well as First Day Covers, presentation packs, FRAMAS, PHQ cards, ‘Smiler’ sheets, errors – and a host of other details.

  • Includes simplified listings of specimen overprints.

  • Includes the popular Post Office Label Sheets.

  • Includes Post Office Yearbooks and Year Packs.

  • Helpful introductory section providing definitions and guidance for the collector and including all watermark illustrations shown together to assist identification.

  • Recently discovered errors and new items now listed.

  • Post & Go stamps fully listed.