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Meet the Team

Serving hobbyists, collectors and philatelists around the world.

1 Shircore, Graham

Graham Shircore

Chief Executive Officer

Graham joined the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2018 and has since implemented a variety of new corporate strategies. He directs the company's focus on the two most important groups of people: customers and colleagues.

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2 Gee, Anthony

Anthony Gee 

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony has held many positions at the company including Financial Controller, CEO and now CFO. His speciality is in the retail and hospitality industry, working for the likes of Hilton Hotels, Flying Brands and Ernest & Young.

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2 Thain, Steve

Steve Thain

Chief Technology Officer

Steve manages all the technical aspects of the Stanley Gibbons Group, closely joining up the various elements of our technology offering and accelerating its execution. He is experienced in implementing systems that deliver an excellent customer experience.

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3 Lajer, Victoria

Victoria Lajer

Managing Director

Victoria began working in the world of philately since 2007 and has since served the Philatelic Traders Society, the Postal Museum and is currently a council member for the Great Britain Philatelic Society. She develops and executes the Company's business strategies in addition to heading the Great Britain rare stamp department.

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4 James, George

George James

Head of Commonwealth

George first started dealing in stamps while at university in The Hague. A passionate philatelist with more than a decade's worth of trading under his belt. Most recently, he won a Large Gold Medal for his exhibit of Ceylon Foreign Bill Revenues at 2019 Autumn Stampex. 

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6 Coulbault, James

James Coulbault

Head of Marketing

Since 2005, James has led marketing teams and projects for the likes of Barclaycard, NCP, Wotif.com and the Nadler Group. His work has appeared in publications including the Metro, Time Out and a number of B2B publications.

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Tom Hazell

Head of Auctions

Tom has worked in the auction industry for over a decade. At Stanley Gibbons Auctions, he ensures the smooth operational running of the department to provide the best experience for customers and vendors alike.

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Deborah Madden

Shop Manager

Deborah manages the day-to-day operations of our showroom on The Strand. Her experience in shop management is extensive, having worked at an art gallery, a footwear brand and a gift shop.

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Our Specialists

7 Cordell, Vince

Vince Cordell

Senior Philatelic Specialist & Catalogue Editor

Vince joined Stanley Gibbons in 1999. As a former company director and manager of the Great Britain rare stamp department, he's had the privilege to handle some of Great Britain’s rarest stamps. Including two of the three legendary 1d. Plate 77’s and both of the mint 6d. ‘I.R. Official,’ which are now in private hands.

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Scott Bradley

GB Specialist

Scott joined Stanley Gibbons as a philatelic trainee in 2008 and specializes in all areas of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History. He has been part of the buying and describing process of various collections including "Verus", "Aureum", "Mayflower", "Claymore", "Minoru" and the Michael Astley collection to name but a few.

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9 Barrell, Michael

Michael Barrell

GB Sales Specialist

Michael has worked at Stanley Gibbons since 1981, when he started as a sales assistant and later, as a stamp sales supervisor. He has been describing stamps in the company's GB specialist department for 20 years. He enjoys helping collectors build and structure their collections.

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Rob Smith

Commonwealth Specialist

A collector since childhood, Robert joined Stanley Gibbons in 2001 after completing a degree in Computer Science. After more than a decade in the auction department as administrator, lot describer and valuer, he changed focus and moved to the British Commonwealth department as a Specialist, responsible for the day-to-day buying and processing of new stock.

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10 Mansi, Andrew

Andrew Mansi

Senior Commonwealth Sales Specialist

Andrew has been helping philatelists build their collections for over 25 years now, having first joined Stanley Gibbons in 1994. After a long stint managing the 399 Strand shop, he is now settled in Commonwealth department. He enjoys nothing more than helping clients old and new fill the most difficult of gaps in their collections.

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