A stamp collector since 1963 I entered into full time stamp dealing in 1977 when I was employed by Stanley Gibbons. For 3 years I shared a shop in St. Martins Lane then opened in 1994 THE COVENT GARDEN STAMP SHOP. It was located right in the middle of London in the historic Covent Garden district. The shop was open for 15 years but due to the sucess of my group of websites I decided not to renew the lease for yet another 5 years in September 2009. The shop was turning into an office with the amount of orders generated by my websites! Although I no longer have a shop you can still call my office for a chat!
After having lived all my life in London in June 2012 I decided to "Escape to the Country" and now live in a detached Victorian mansion in the Devon countryside some 200 miles West of London. My office now occupies three of the six bedrooms! Having had the task of moving the stock from London I now know it weighs some four tons!
My US stock is one of the biggest if not THE biggest in Europe. Few "state side" dealers deal in ALL periods of US like I do! I'm also pleased to say that I acted as a consultant for Stanley Gibbons for the pricing of their 6th edition - Part 22 - UNITED STATES - Catalogue for which they thank me in the Preface...you are welcome Hugh!
I fly to the States several times a year and can be seen at most major exhibitions there so I have a good knowledge of the US stamp market.
Order with confidence, I have been in stamp dealing full time for 38 years!
I also maintain the following web sites: