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Meet the Team

Serving hobbyists, collectors and philatelists around the world.

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Victoria Lajer

Managing Director

Victoria began working in the world of philately in 2007 and has since served on council for Philatelic Traders Society, board of advisors for the Postal Museum and is currently a council member for both the Great Britain Philatelic Society and the Royal Philatelic Society, London. She develops and executes the Company's business strategies.

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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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Scott Bradley

Head of Great Britain

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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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

Strand 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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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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Dr Philip Kinns

Emeritus Director of Philately

Dr Philip Kinns first joined SG in late 1970. After 12 years at Cambridge he returned as a Commonwealth specialist in 1983, becoming a Director in 1989 and Director of Philately in 2002. Since 1997 he has been the Grantee (named recipient) of the Royal Warrant.

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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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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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Dickon Pollard

Senior Philatelist

After leaving York University with a degree in English & Related Literature, Dickon set up the Turks & Caicos Islands Philatelic Bureau before returning to the UK and commencing a career in ‘real stamps’. He is a specialist in King George VI philately and has been a member of the BPA Expert Committee since 1999.

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Oscar Young

Specialist Auction Describer

Oscar joined Stanley Gibbons in 2018 as Junior Philatelic Specialist after leaving University reading History. Now working in the Auction Department as a valuer and describer specialising in Great Britain and British Commonwealth stamps and postal history. Oscar is also a passionate collector of Indian philately, concentrating on the early 1854 lithograph issues, the 1882 'Empire' issues and Indian States.

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Paul Mathews

Specialist Auction Describer

Paul joined Stanley Gibbons in 1977 and has worked as a member of numerous different departments at the company. Today, he continues to share his excellent specialist knowledge of Great Britain and the British Empire stamps in private valuation consultations.

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Andrew Ellis

Auctions Operations Assistant

Andrew handles the administration behind the auction, which includes the recording bids, answering customer's queries, arranging viewings, handling payments and managing the shipping and collection of lots. He also processes vendor's incoming collections ready for the describers to action.

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Ed Barrow

Specialist Auction Describer

Edward has over 20 years of philatelic trading experience, specialising in British West Indies stamps and postal history, before joining the auction department as a describer and valuer. 
He is an enthusiastic collector of Trinidad & Tobago stamps and postal history. In addition to co-authoring two reference books in this area, he is a regular contributor of articles to journals and magazines. 


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Michael Barrell

GB Sales 

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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Andres Peinado

Auctions Operations Assistant

Andrés joined Stanley Gibbons in 2022 to support the auction department. Having previously worked at a museum, he is in contact with the customer end of the auction process. He also assists with administration and processing vendor’s incoming collections ready to be described..


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Oliver Cosby

Sales Executive, GB & Commonwealth

Oliver joined Stanley Gibbons in 2021 after completing a degree in Economics and Politics. He works in both the Great Britain and Commonwealth rare stamp departments, assisting clients to find the right items for their collections, as well as describing items for stock.


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Dror Zur

Product Coordinator

Dror has been with Stanley Gibbons since 2018 and is in charge of the presentation, digitisation and the online display of philatelic material across all departments.

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Our Strand Store Team

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Our dedicated shop team have decades of philatelic retails experience and are always happy to help with all philatelic enquiries, from fulfilling everyday lists and new GB issues to recommending the best albums and stamp accessories to suit your collection.

(Pictured L-R) Mark Pegg, Mark Rigby and Deborah Madden (not shown Dean Morris)

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Our Executive Team

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Tom Pickford

Chief Executive Officer

Tom previously worked at The Hut Group as Chief Revenue Officer for the Ingenuity eCommerce platform division and prior to that worked in various sales & marketing roles at Procter & Gamble for 20 years. He is an expert in helping traditional businesses develop new business models using digital marketing, eCommerce and data to accelerate their growth.

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Kevin Fitzpatrick

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin graduated from University College Dublin with a BA(Hons) in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. He is a Finance Director / CFO with 20 years’ experience in SME and entrepreneurial businesses. 


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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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