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Stanley Gibbons' investment arm goes into administration

Stanley Gibbons has been the respectable face of the highbrow world of philately - stamp collecting to you and me - since it was founded back in 1856, but its trustworthy reputation has come into question this week. On Tuesday the AIM-listed company confirmed its postage stamp investment business had gone into administration, leaving hundreds of investors who bought rare stamps with the promise of a 'buyback guarantee' in limbo.



Commemorative collection

People collect stamps for many different reasons. Some do it because they love collecting things, while others are attracted to the history they represent.



Freaks & Errors: A Rare Collection' documentary premiere at Monacophil 2017

Freaks & Errors: A Rare Collection is described as a film "that uncovers the myths and facts of not only stamps, but a lifetime of owners, curators, seekers and admirers." The film will premiere Dec. 2 during the Monacophil 2017 exhibition.