Stanley Gibbons Group

Stanley Gibbons are a specialist stamps merchant that date back to 1856.  In 1891 they moved to the Strand in London and were granted a Royal Warrant in 1914. 

While continuing to stage regular philately auctions, more recently they became established as a PLC and acquired Noble Investments in 2013, bringing the companies Apex, Baldwin’s and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions under the same umbrella. In 2014 they acquired the dealership Mallett.


Stanley Gibbons gives up on Pall Mall space

18 September 2017

Less than six months after holding its first auction in its Pall Mall home, Stanley Gibbons’ The Fine Art Auction Group (TEFAAG) has left the central London premises and is in the process of selling the lease.


Mark Law’s Dreweatts deal folds

07 August 2017

Mark Law’s deal to buy auction firm Dreweatts and the Mallett brand from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has collapsed.


Extension given to Mark Law to complete purchase of auction house Dreweatts

01 August 2017

The completion of Mark Law’s deal to buy Dreweatts from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has been delayed for a second time due to a change in financial backing for the £2.4m purchase.

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Stanley Gibbons up for sale amid launch of strategic review

12 June 2017

Stamps and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group, parent of book auctioneers Bloomsbury, has put the company up for sale following discussions with a private equity firm.

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Stanley Gibbons Group receives approach from private equity firm

09 June 2017

Stamps and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group announced it has received an approach from private equity firm Disruptive Capital to buy the company.


Stanley Gibbons sells stake in art fair Masterpiece London

30 May 2017

Stamp and coins dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has sold its stake in Masterpiece London for £1.4m.

No regrets as Stanley Gibbons breaks up Interiors unit

15 May 2017

Back in 2013 and with great fanfare, stamp dealership Stanley Gibbons revealed to the stock market that it had bought a group of art, antiques and collectables specialists.

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Mark Law becomes new owner of auction house Dreweatts and dealer Mallett

09 May 2017

Former auctioneer and ceramics specialist Mark Law and investor Gavin Alexander have bought auction firm Dreweatts and dealer Mallett from stamp dealership Stanley Gibbons.

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Stanley Gibbons sells auction firm Dreweatts and dealer Mallett

09 May 2017

Stamp and coin dealership group Stanley Gibbons has sold furniture dealer Mallett and auction firm Dreweatts to a newly formed company.

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New name in coins market after Baldwin's splits dealing and auction business

13 January 2017

Baldwin’s of St James’s, launched at the current The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), brings the auction business of numismatists AH Baldwin & Sons and St James’s Auctions together.

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Stanley Gibbons boss tells investors ‘better days are ahead’

04 January 2017

Troubled collectables firm Stanley Gibbons has promised investors it is close to a “turning point” after more than a year of major upheaval.

“Ill-conceived and badly managed” – new Stanley Gibbons boss savages old regime

11 October 2016

The new management of Stanley Gibbons has launched a scathing attack on the way the firm had been run after the collectables and auction group posted losses of £29m.

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Maddox Street premises to close as Dreweatts & Bloomsbury join Mallett under one roof

07 October 2016

Auction group Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will close their Maddox Street premises next year to focus on a new London location in Pall Mall.

Stanley Gibbons losses mount up as they write down £24m

03 October 2016

Collectables and auction business Stanley Gibbons has posted a £28.9m full-year loss after writing down the value of its assets.

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Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 September 2016

Ian Goldbart, lifelong coin collector and former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons, is launching a new numismatic dealership and auction firm in Mayfair.

Regime change at Stanley Gibbons as top bosses made redundant

18 July 2016

Major changes have been announced to the management and board of Stanley Gibbons after the chief executive and chief financial officer were made redundant.

Rupert Powell resigns at Bloomsbury Auctions

07 March 2016

Rupert Powell has resigned as deputy chairman of Bloomsbury Auctions where he has worked for 31 years. He will work out a notice period.

Stanley Gibbons auditors quit over risk

03 March 2016

The auditors for Stanley Gibbons, the venerable collectables dealership and parent company of Dreweatts Bloomsbury, Mallett and AH Baldwin, have resigned because they believe the firm is exposed to excessive risk.

Mallett heads depart after turbulent 2015

31 December 2015

The upheaval at venerable Mayfair and Manhattan dealership Mallett continued at the end of 2015 with the departure of two senior executives.

Stanley Gibbons buy online wine auctioneer

16 July 2015

The Stanley Gibbons Group has bought online wine trading platform Bid for Wine.