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Stanley Gibbons Ltd is a London, UK based company specialising in trading postage stamps and related products. Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7. ... This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ...


The company was founded by Edward Stanley Gibbons in 1856, the business being founded on an initial purchase of a sackful of rare triangular stamps from the Cape of Good Hope. Edward Stanley Gibbons was an English dealer in postage stamps and founder of Stanley Gibbons Ltd. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1888 Map of the Cape of Good Hope The expression Cape of Good Hope is used in two senses (1) sensu stricto it is a wild and rocky headland in South Africa, on the southern fringe of the Cape Peninsula, some thirty kilometres south of Cape Town (2) sensu lato...


From 1865 the company produced a monthly catalogue. Now, the various Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogues list millions of stamps, and are the bibles of philately. Gibbons Stamp Monthly is also a leading philatelic magazine. 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... There are various forms of catalog or catalogue, each organized registers of some set of objects. ... Close examination of the Penny Red, left, reveals a 148 in the margin, indicating that it was printed with plate #148. ...


The first Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue was published in November 1865. During the last hundred and more years it has become more than just a dealer's price list. In the hands of the world's leading stamp dealers and philatelic publishers the catalogue has blossomed into a veritable encyclopaedia of stamps, an authoritative guide to market values and an indispensable work of reference. Cover of the 1996 Michel Catalog volume covering Europa West A stamp catalog (or stamp catalogue) is a catalog of postage stamp types. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


In 1893 the company moved to its present location at 399 Strand, and in 1914 the company received its Royal Warrant from George V. 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Strand is a famous road in London, linking Trafalgar Square to Fleet Street and the City of London. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... In the United Kingdom, a Royal Warrant is a grant made by senior members of the British Royal Family to companies or tradespeople who supply goods and services to individuals in the family. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House of Windsor in 1917. ...


As well as being a retail business, the company is also an auction house, and has branched out into collectables. A collectible (or collectable) is a manufactured item designed for people to collect. ...


Today, its Stanley Gibbons stamp catalog its well known through the world and quite alot of people each year buys it. The latest Stanley Gibbons catalogue are available on colour and it is a very good book for most stamps collectors so they will know what stamps you have and you can know what denominations do each stamps belong to each issue, countries. Cover of the 1996 Michel Catalog volume covering Europa West A stamp catalog (or stamp catalogue) is a catalog of postage stamp types. ... A stamp is a distinctive mark or impression made upon an object, for instance those made on a piece of paper and used to indicate the prepayment of a fee or tax. ...


External links

  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd
  • Gibbons Stamp Monthly
  • All World Stamps

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Stanley Gibbons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is a London, UK based company specialising in trading postage stamps and related products.
The company was founded by Edward Stanley Gibbons in 1856, the business being founded on an initial purchase of a sackful of rare triangular stamps from the Cape of Good Hope.
The first Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue was published in November 1865.
Edward Stanley Gibbons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
Edward Stanley Gibbons was an English dealer in postage stamps and founder of Stanley Gibbons Ltd.
He was the youngest child of William Gibbons, a pharmacist and his wife Elizabeth Langridge.
In 1865 he issued a sixteen-page price list that was to be the forerunner of the famous Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogues.
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