The Strand groups together a fascinating history of iconic collectable businesses which share over 300 years of history. Established collectors will be familiar with A H Baldwin & Sons best known as one of the largest and longest established numismatic dealers in the world and Stanley Gibbons which is the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant. As well as our flagship brands, The Strand Auctions will in time host other collectibles including Watches, Whisky and Sporting Memorabilia.
In 1851 the Strand was packed with booksellers, magazine publishers, theatres and clubs; with Westminster and the House of Parliament a short distance away. Today the area is a global hub for entertainment, theatre, and the arts, attracting millions of visitors every year.
With a distinguished heritage dating back to 1856, Stanley Gibbons is the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant. That legacy and the reputation that we have earned affords us the luxury of being able to offer a lifetime guarantee on all our rare items and remain the only philatelist in the world to offer this assurance.
We continue to serve hobbyists, collectors and philatelists alike and are proud to continue our association with the Royal Philatelic Collection. To this day the Stanley Gibbons shop, based opposite the Savoy on the Strand, offers the broadest selection of retail philatelic stock of any store in the world, with over a million stamps available to browse and purchase.
A. H. Baldwin & Sons
A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd has a history that dates back to 1872, and is one of the largest and longest established numismatic dealers and auction houses in the world.
Our team of specialists include respected television experts, published numismatic authors, and board members of both the British Numismatic Trade Association and the British Numismatic Society.
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