Win an invitation to Stampex and the chance to meet the team at Stanley Gibbons!


This month, one lucky reader will be invited to learn more about the world of stamps. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get into the hobby, meet key people and start to collect stamps or perhaps get a loved one as excited about the hobby as you are. You will be invited to join us at Stampex, meet the team at Stanley Gibbons, get a stamp starter kit and a year’s subscription to Gibbons Monthly. 

Stampex, sponsored by Stanley Gibbons, is the UK’s largest philatelic show, exhibiting a masterful presentation of collected stamps from stamp dealers and specialists. This event is perfect for all stamp collectors and traders, as well as those wanting to learn more about the history of stamps and the hobby itself. The show, organised by The Philatelic Traders’ Society (PTS), is taking place at the Business Design Centre (BDC) in Islington, London this autumn from 13-16th September 2017. The lucky winner will be invited to the show and will receive a goodie bag to take away.

Stanley Gibbons is recognised as the home of stamp collecting. With over 150 years of heritage this is the place to go to see and understand the world of philately. Stamps are educational and provide some of the nicest – and most practical – ways of learning geography and history, politics and religion, and the everyday way of life in different parts of the world. Through stamps, you can also learn about the postal services and a country’s postal history and transport systems, the interest and significance of postmarks, and the modern craze for ‘covers
(postmarked envelopes), especially ‘first day covers’.

Stanley Gibbons looks forward to welcoming you into the store to meet one of the team, who has a wealth of information about collecting. You’ll spend time talking through how to start a collection and collecting stamps, and you will also receive a collection of wonderful stamps to get you started.

Your prize includes

  • Stanley Gibbons tour
  • Album
  • Tweezers
  • Stamp set
  • Year’s subscription to Gibbons Monthly
  • Invite and goodie bag at Stampex


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