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Video Guides

Wondering how to start or advance your stamp collection?

From mounting stamps to using a watermark detector, our experts demonstrate some of the most basic concepts of the hobby. Also, learn more about Stanley Gibbons and its history in these videos.


STAMP COLLECTING FOR BEGINNERS

HOW WE VALUE A COLLECTION:

Oscar Young, of our auctions valuations team, explains how -over time- our philatelic experts can begin to value a stamp collection from the very first glance.

HOW TO READ A STAMP CATALOGUE:

Oscar Young explains how to read a Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue and discover the true value of your collection.

OUR CHILDHOOD COLLECTIONS

M.D Victoria Lajer & Head of Commonwealth George James dust off their very first stamp albums and show us how their collecting career began.


Rare Philatelic Finds

ONE OF THE GREATEST PHILATELIC SCANDALS:

Philately has never shied away from controversy and in this video we explore the "good deed" that cost Perkins Bacon the British Colonies philatelic printing contract.

A MOST IMPORTANT PHILATELIC VOLUME:

Head of Stanley Gibbons' Commonwealth Department George James introduces viewers to one of the most important volumes in our building.

THE STANLEY GIBBONS 'PART 1'

Stanley Gibbons Stamp catalogue editor Hugh Jefferies, MBE talks about his long-standing relationship with the 'Commonwealth & Empire Stamps 1840-1970'.


Philatelic Products

SG WATERMARK DETECTOR:

Discover the hidden rarities in your collection with this best selling handheld tool. It's multiple colour settings provides additional help when identifying watermarks.

SG DOME LED MAGNIFIER:

Featuring a simple-to-use yet robust design the Stanley Gibbons dome magnifier is the perfect tool for stamp collectors who are just starting out in the hobby.

SG UV LAMP:

Find out more about the archetypal tool for detecting phosphor papers and inks for the majority of the 20th Century Machin stamps. Simple yet effective.

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