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Our Heritage

Our contribution to philately is unprecedented. 

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1856

Stanley Gibbons opens a stamp counter within his father's chemist shop in Plymouth. 

1865

The first Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue is published; a penny price list that ran monthly until 1879.


1890

Stanley Gibbons’ first magazine issue is published. Still the leading publication for philatelists for well over a centenary later.

1901

The opening lot at the newly founded Stanley Gibbons Auction House goes under the hammer.

1890

1977

1956

Stanley Gibbons celebrates 100 years. Queen Elizabeth II renews the Royal Warrant, naming Stanley Gibbons the official suppliers to the Royal Household.

1977

Queen Elizabeth II presents Stanley Gibbons Ltd with The Queen's Award to Industry for outstanding achievement.

2015

A complete sheet of Chinese Monkey Stamps go under the hammer and sell for £109,250 setting a new in-house record.