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World Famous Stanley Gibbons Stamp Shop Receives A Makeover

According to a press release we received today, the famous curved stamp counter will remain and the shop will continue to offer an unrivalled range of philatelic items coupled with the expertise customers expect from their dedicated team of philatelic specialists.

Stanley Gibbons report that it's still business as usual in the shop… almost...

Frasers Autographs have now vacated the first floor gallery although they will continue to operate via mail order and the Frasers website with a free postage promotion for orders placed during the refurbishment. Frasers auction lot viewings and appraisals will be by appointment only during this time. Stamp auction lot viewings and valuations will also be by appointment only.

On 15th February the stamp shop will temporarily relocate to the first floor Fraser’s Gallery for six weeks, with customers accessing the store by the side office entrance which will be clearly signposted. On the 29th March the stamp shop will relocate to part of its new permanent home in the basement.

The shop refurbishment is due for completion mid-April when the stamp shop will comprise two new-look floors and a revamped flexible first floor space for seminars, events, meetings and auctions.

The new look 399 Strand will host several special events for collectors during the London 2010: Festival of Stamps International Stamp Exhibition in May 2010, with a free shuttle bus operating between the Business Design Centre and the new look store to give everyone a chance to see the changes.

Stanley Giibons are confident that, with more stamps and accessories on display than ever before, the new look 399 Strand is sure to form an integral part of the London 2010 experience.

The refurbishment is being documented in images whihc will be uploaded to the Stanley Gibbons website. Visitors to the website can see what’s going on and catch a glimpse of the new look 399 before it opens to the public mid April.

Have your say: Whether you would like to change the opening hours, have a comment on the refund policy or Strand Savers Card or have something more general you would like to say, Stanley Gibbons will welcome your comments at

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