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Stanley Gibbons Auctions

Discover some of the world's most elusive stamps at our auctions.

Since our first stamp auction in 1901, Stanley Gibbons has accumulated generations of philatelic knowledge and expertise. Our team is attuned to changes in the market and is equipped to guide you, whether that's adding to your collection or selling it. 

Catering to a large database of collectors, we hold around 10 auctions a year, including general sales that feature stamps and postal history of the world and Signature collections that reflect a lifetime of dedication to the hobby. Find British, Commonwealth and other stamps from around the world on our dedicated auction website below.

We view thousands of collections each year and purchase only the highest quality examples.


Sell your collection

Stanley Gibbons has the UK’s largest team of philatelic experts under one roof, with many hundreds of years of combined experience.

As the most established full service stamp dealing business, we are able to offer a range of options for those looking to sell their items including;

  • Consigning to one of our auctions.
  • Selling directly to us
  • Selling confidentially through private treaty taking advantage of our global customer network.


Buy at auction

Whilst you are always welcome to attend our auctions, bidders don't have to be at our prime location on the Strand in order to participate. 

You can place a bid before or during the auction here.

This service also enables you to view your auction invoices and pay for lots online, with no additional charge for online bidding.

We also take bids over the phone, by email, by post and via auction agents.


Speak to the team

Call: +44 (0)20 7836 8444