Stanley Gibbons Increases Its Worldwide Distribution Network

Rare stamp and collectibles dealer, Stanley Gibbons Group plc (LSE: SGI), today announce the addition of two new International distributors.

London, United Kingdom, August 21, 2011 --( The Stanley Gibbons Group plc, the AIM listed Company which trades in stamps, historical documents and rare signatures for collectors and investors is pleased to announce that two new additions to its international distribution network this week; Peter Bale Philatelics based in South Africa and Regency-Superior Ltd based in the US.

Regency-Superior has been one of the United States leading Auctioneers since 1929 specialising in the sale of classic postage Stamps & Postal History, Coins & Currency, Sports, Space and Hollywood Memorabilia. The company will be stocking the complete range of Stanley Gibbons catalogues, albums and accessories, described by Regency’s President, David Kols, as, "better than sliced bread."

To launch the new stock, Regency-Superior will be providing specially branded Stanley Gibbons product booths at several forthcoming US exhibitions including SESCAL in October, Chicagopex in November, ORCO Expo in January 2012 and St Louis Stamp Expo in March 2012.

“The product sells itself. Gibbons is a hallowed name in America, and there are thousands of British collectors here. We anticipate selling many Gibbons product this year,” said Kols.

Due to the unformed nature of the market in South Africa, general dealer Peter Bale Philatelics will be developing its stock holding over the coming months; starting out initially with a range of Stanley Gibbons publications including the flagship titles, ‘Stamps of the World’ and ‘British Commonwealth and Empire Stamps’; referred to by collectors as ‘Part One’ or the ‘red book.’ The company will also be providing a customer ordering service.

These additions expand the Stanley Gibbons network to five continents; with 13 distributors, covering 17 countries. The company will also be expanding its Jersey operation and opening an office in Hong Kong next month.

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc
Louise Reynolds
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