David Brandon formed the company way back in 1961 from an office above his Father’s confectioners shop in Swinging London. Mr. Brandon’s passion and eye for quality rare postage stamps ensured that the business grew rapidly and in 1975 this was transferred to a superb retail position in the Strand, London, which, in those days, was a ‘Mecca’ for philatelists. Mr. Brandon sold this Strand shop in 1987 and since then, the business has continued to grow and expand.
2012 saw the inception of our cash loans facility. We are pleased to report that more clients have taken advantage of this unique service and we expect this division of our business to continue to expand as more clients become aware of this opportunity. Please contact us for details.
2020 was a much busier year with retail sales up on the previous year. This was mainly due to lockdown around the World and collectors coming back to their hobby. We are also pleased to report the Expertising service was up by 11% on the previous year and more clients than ever before took advantage of our cash loans facility. We were also offered privately several fine items and collections which we purchased and have now been sold intact to our clients, or we have kept for sale at a later date.
For sixty years we have built philatelic investment portfolios for our private clients and this tradition continues with several new clients joining our service during the year. In addition, we have been building important collections from several countries and areas for an increasing number of clients.
In the past sixty years, we have not only built up many clients and friends around the World, but also, what we believe to be one of the most significant stock of rare investment quality stamps in the World.
Our expertise and knowledge of the Rare Stamp market together with our integrity has firmly placed us as amongst the World's foremost Dealers in Classic British Commonwealth Stamps and Modern Errors. We have built and helped to build some of the finest and most important stamp collections for many clients. All our dealings are always completely confidential.