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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 was 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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Iain Murphy

Managing Director of Auctions

Iain began working in Auctions in 2006 before becoming Head of another major Auction house. He is an Auctioneer and currently serves on the Philatelic Trader’s Society Council. Iain oversees Baldwins and the continued development of the Auction business.

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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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Samantha Crouch

Human Resources Director

Sam joined Stanley Gibbons in 2020, having worked for Hilton for over 22 years, 17 of which involved a variety of HR roles in their London portfolio. Sam has been fundamental in establishing the Stanley Gibbons culture and values as the company moves forward. As well as facilitating team away days and organising company policies, Sam enjoys identifying talent, establishing internships and building the talent pipeline that forms a diverse team of specialists for the group.

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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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Ed Barrow

Auction Manager 

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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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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Paul Mathews

Senior Philatelist

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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Oscar Young

Philatelist

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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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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Jordan Connelley

Head of Auctions Operations

Jordan has been working in auctions since 2022, having worked for one of the largest and most prestigious auction houses in London. He looks to bring his expertise to the group as the company scales up its operations.

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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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Mike Kimberley

Specialist Auction Describer

Leaving Caterham School in 1978 Michael worked for Stanley Gibbons in both London and Singapore offices until 1987. He then worked as self-employed stamp auctioneer, later spending over twenty years in performance at Network Rail, then returning to SG as an auction describer since 2017.

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Mannan Rana

Assistant Financial Accountant

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Shahzaib Quadri

Auctions Ledger Clerk

Shahzaib is an accomplished Accounts Controller at Stanley Gibbons. Alongside his professional expertise, his background has included working for JP Morgan. Shahzaib combines his diverse interests to bring accuracy and integrity to his role.

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Natasha Williams

Marketing Specialist

Natasha joined Stanley Gibbons in 2023, bringing over a decade of E-commerce, events and marketing experience. Natasha enjoys learning from collectors and sharing the variety of topics that Philately offers through content for the website and social media channels.

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Carolina Sousa

Auctions Content Creator

Carolina found her passion for content and filming, while working in the costume department of a HBO production. She has been creating online marketing content since 2020

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Gabriel Gold

Philatelist

Joining Stanley Gibbons as the company's first intern in 2023, Gabriel brings a fervent love for GB KGV stamps to the team. Gabriel is enjoying being part of Stanley Gibbons and looks to bring his unique perspectives to contribute to our thriving workplace.

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George James

Philatelic Consultant

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. 

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Publications Team

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Clare de la Feuillade

Catalogue Editor and Publications Manager

Clare de la Feuillade has worked for Stanley Gibbons for over 20 years, she started working on the Commonwealth series of catalogues, and has edited the Foreign and Thematic catalogues since 2003.

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Dean Shepherd

Editor, Gibbons Stamp Monthly

Dean became the editor of GSM in 2013 – the pinnacle of a career in philatelic magazine publishing which began more than 20 years ago. For Dean, the attraction of stamp collecting is how these often beautiful works of art can open a unique window into world history.

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Hugh Jefferies

Editor, Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogues

Hugh has been a stamp collector for over 65 years. He joined Stanley Gibbons in 1975 and after some years in various sales and marketing roles, became editor of Gibbons Stamp Monthly in 1988 until 2013, when he retired. For ten years he was Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Editor as well as GSM Editor and he still edits Part 1 and the other sectional Commonwealth catalogues.

Outside Stanley Gibbons, Hugh is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, Chairman of the Trustees of the Bath Postal Museum, sits on the Royal Mail Stamp Advisory Committee and was appointed an MBE (for services to philately) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2015.

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Gary Keeping

Design Sub-editor

Gary has been a key cog in the GSM wheel since 2012. His creative eye and love for the content ensures every issue of GSM looks its best. Bitten by the collecting bug early on in his career at Stanley Gibbons, Gary is now a keen collector of early GB line engraved.


Customer Services Team 

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Kerry Finney

Customer Services Manager

Kerry has worked at Stanley Gibbons since 1982, starting as a Post Room assistant and later managing the operations of our Customer Services. She enjoys helping both our Retail and Trade customers with their orders, answering queries and recommending the best albums, accessories and catalogues to suit their collections for over 40 years.

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Eileen Thomas

Customer Services Advisor

I have always lived locally to Wimborne where I attended the local Grammar School. I originally started for Stanley Gibbons in 1982 and worked for 2 years on a promotion on the raising of the Mary Rose. I returned to the company 2017 as a member of the customer service team. I enjoy being part of a team and helping to resolve problems .

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Sophie Woodward

Customer Services Advisor

Sophie joined Stanley Gibbons as a Customer Services Advisor by combining her passion for client care with her love for antiques and collectibles. Working within the publication team, Sophie is the first point of contact for many buyers and is always happy to assist with any inquiries ranging from IT support and diagnosis to sales orders and product recommendations. With over 4 years’ experience in the industry, Sophie has strong communication and problem-solving skills which she employs on a daily basis to maintain outstanding customer satisfaction.

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Lucy Luffman

Customer Services Advisor

Lucy Joined Stanley Gibbons as a Customer Service Advisor in 2023 with over 7 years of experience within a wide range of service roles. Her diverse experiences add to her ability to adapt and advise on a range of inquires from IT support to sales and general information. Lucy has been a vast collector for many years in various subjects and hopes to keep the world of collecting exciting and inviting.

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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.

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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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