Stanley Gibbons Ltd – The home of stamp collecting

Available on this App:
A wide selection of GB, Commonwealth and World catalogues from Stanley Gibbons Publications. These will include the annual catalogues: Great Britain Concise, Collect British Stamps and the world famous Commonwealth & Empire Stamps 1840-1970, known affectionately as Part 1. Numerous other One-Country catalogues from around the world are also available on this app, along with occasional free content.

Stanley Gibbons Catalogues
Stanley Gibbons published his first stamp catalogue in 1865 and our catalogues are trusted worldwide as the industry standard. Each year new updated editions of our extensive British, Commonwealth, European and World titles are published.

Getting Started?
If you are new to stamp collecting, or returning to the hobby after a long break, we appreciate that it may seem confusing at first. What do you collect? How do you acquire new stamps? How much should you pay? How do you store your collection?

Well, Stanley Gibbons is here to help the beginner as well as the more experienced or specialist collector and you can download our popular HOW TO IDENTIFY STAMPS booklet ABSOLUTELY FREE through this App.

SG History
Edward Stanley Gibbons started trading postage stamps in his father’s chemist shop in Plymouth in 1856; we have been at the forefront of stamp collecting for more than 150 years, making us the world’s oldest philatelic company.

As Royal Warrant holders since 1914 we offer unsurpassed expertise and provide collectors worldwide with peace of mind that all stamps purchased from us come with our certified lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

If you think of stamp collecting, you think of Stanley Gibbons and we are proud to uphold that tradition for you. We also publish Gibbons Stamp Monthly, the biggest selling stamp magazine in the UK also available on its own app ‘'Gibbons Stamp Monthly Magazine’’.

399 Strand
Our world famous stamp shop is a collector’s paradise, with all of our latest catalogues, albums and accessories and of course, our unrivalled stockholding of postage stamps.

Specialist Stamp Sales
For the collector that appreciates the value of collecting the highest quality stamps, Stanley Gibbons is the only choice. Our extensive range is unrivalled in terms of quality and quantity.

Stanley Gibbons Auctions and Valuations
Sell your collection or individual rare items through our prestigious public auctions and regular postal auctions. You too can benefit from the excellent prices being realised at auction currently. We also provide an unparalleled valuation service – drop your collection or rare items into us at 399 Strand, call us about our collection service or make an appointment at one of our valuation days held at venues across the UK.

Stanley Gibbons Website 
Our website offers the complete philatelic service. Whether you are looking to buy stamps, invest, read news articles, browse our on-line shop catalogue or find new issues, you are just one click away from anything you desire in the world of stamp collecting. Happy browsing!

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What’s New

Version 17.2.1

- General improvements
- Minor bug fixing

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
Brussels exile ,

Good version 1.0

I bought the British Commonwealth and Empire (the old Part 1) many months ago.
This review will concentrate on the app rather than the catalogue contents per se.
The downloaded catalogue is a replica of the hard copy. Illustrations are clear and the text is just about legible as presented, but there's a very easy to use zoom function which should satisfy anyone.
Navigation is possible using any one of three methods, either by simply moving through the pages, or by moving through the pages on a banner at the bottom of the screen, or by scrolling through a list of individual countries in a further banner below that.
The complete catalogue remains a very expensive app, though I understand a very large chunk of the revenue goes to Apple, but it's still cheaper than the hard copy and an iPad is both much lighter and hugely less bulky than the paper catalogue.
However, the fact that it is simply a replica of the hard copy with no additional functionality is the major drawback of this app. I use my paper copy to catalogue my collection and I never make a purchase without first consulting it: to do otherwise would likely lead to duplicate purchases. With the app it's simply not possible to record my collection. In short, Stanley Gibbons need to introduce a checklist function to future editions. I won't buy any new editions until this feature is available.

Heron man ,

Just an opportunity to sell their catalog

Very disappointing. unable to sample anything. Can just go on line and purchase all this anyway. Not sure Stanley Gibbons have really cottoned on. Prices Still high,
Even though not paying for a glossy expensive catalogue.

Upseadown ,

App crashes a lot!

Unable to open any of my purchased items, crashes app every time. Reinstalled but now the my purchases will not restore.
A massive step backwards !


Stanley Gibbons Limited
111.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Copyright Symbol Stanley Gibbons Ltd 2012
In-App Purchases
  1. 2015BCEM Prelims 1840-1970 Free
  2. 2012 GB Concise 27th Edition £27.99
  3. 2016 GB CONCISE £21.99


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