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The SG 'Mini-Talks' Theatre

A selection of some of our newest and most popular video talks from the SG YouTube Channel

Hello and welcome to the Stanley Gibbons 'Mini-Talks' Theatre. Our teams have created a number of short videos discussing items or areas of philately that we hope you'll find interesting. There are four different talks in the theatre with our showcase presentation in screen 1, looking back at the 'Queen Elizabeth's II Platinum Jubilee Exhibition'. We have tried to offer something or everyone so please, make a cup of tea, get comfortable, and enjoy the show! Thank you.

Screen 1: The QEII Platinum Jubilee Exhibition

To celebrate Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at the exhibition hosted to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. It offered an introductory story telling of the monarch's reign through stamps.

Screen 2: Collecting Mail at 75 mph! The Travelling Post Office

How do you collect and deliver mail at 75mph?! Oscar Young, Specialist Auction Describer, introduces us to the high risk world of the Travelling Post Office (TPO) with a little help from our friends at Hornby international.

Screen 3: The Truth About The Panama Canal: Postal History

Collecting postal history allows you to trace the experience of the people who lived through it. Philatelist Edward Barrow gives us an insight into the stories of the Caribbean workers who built the Panama Canal.

Screen 4: Rediscovering Treasures from the De La Rue Archive Collection

George James dives into the collection of one of the world's most iconic printers of British Empire Stamps, De La Rue. This archive contains surviving material showing the full production process from start to finish.

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And if you enjoy military history... might want to check out the Baldwin’s medal channel on YouTube, hosted by well-known television expert Mark Smith (Antiques RoadshowWho Do You Think You Are?).

He aims to break down some fascinating stories of the men and women behind the medals and memorobilia, as well as offer advice on how to uncover the tales behind the items in your own collection…