Our first-ever publication was a penny price list that ran monthly until 1879.
Located at in Hampshire, our experienced publishing team write, design and edit an award-winning stamp catalogue range, including the annual Commonwealth & British Empire Stamp Catalogue 1840-1970, which is known to avid collectors as the “stamp collector's bible” or “The Part One.”
We now produce over 100 stamp catalogues for various regions and collectors, with new editions still being founded. For example, the Switzerland Catalogue launched in 2019 and sold out from the Stanley Gibbons shop within its first week.
Catering to newer, modern collectors, we also produce digital versions of many of our catalogues which can be purchased and accessed anywhere in the world via our web and mobile apps for Android and Apple products.
Responsible for publishing over 40 specialised and country stamp catalogues, two leading philatelic magazines and supply of albums and accessories, to fulfil all your collecting requirements.
We are always looking to update and expand our range whilst maintaining our award-winning quality and deliver excellent customer service and satisfaction.
Robert Swain, Publisher
As well as our catalogues, we also produce two of philately’s leading monthly publications.
GSM has been in continuous publication since its first issue in 1890. During that time, it has faced some challenges, not least of which was an entire edition being destroyed by a World War II bomb in 1941.
Yet through all tests, it has passed with flying colours and stands proudly to this day as the UK’s leading philatelic magazine. It is an essential source of philatelic information for specialists and new collector alike.
PE has been in publication since 1945, and at the turn of the millennium, Stanley Gibbons picked up the title that remains, to this day, the only independent magazine in the world produced for the international postage stamp trade.
PE provides industry readers with the latest news, events, dealer insights, book reviews and articles vital to the stamp trade.