Stanley Gibbons acquire luxury album producer Luxury philatelic album manufacturer, Frank Godden Ltd and the world famous stamp dealer, Stanley Gibbons announced last week, a corporate buy out that will see Frank Godden returning home after an ab
News-Antique.com - Dec 09,2009 - Luxury philatelic album manufacturer, Frank Godden Ltd and the world famous stamp dealer, Stanley Gibbons announced last week, a corporate buy out that will see Frank Godden returning home after an absence of 95 years.
Stanley Gibbons Company Directors have been negotiating the buy out throughout 2009 and finalised the deal at the end of last month.
Originally an employee of Stanley Gibbons, Frank Godden set out in 1915 to build a philatelic empire of his own, initially residing above Woolworths on the Strand. In the 1980’s the company repositioned itself as a luxury philatelic album and exhibition materials manufacturer and has been providing some of the finest philatelic materials available on the market, to collectors and competitive philatelists ever since.
To celebrate the homecoming, Stanley Gibbons will be relaunching two albums from the Frank Godden range; the De Luxe Exhibition and the Warwick:
Made from the finest materials available, such as Morocco grain padded leather and silk linings, the award winning De Luxe handcrafted albums are some of the finest available and are designed to last a lifetime.
The Warwick is a more cost effective album, being covered in good quality Rexine rather than leather, but still with the same first class workmanship and durability.
The Frank Godden exhibition leaves are made from Frank Godden’s own archival paper mix and their exhibition protectors are made from the best archival polyester. All recent Frank Godden leaves are made to the internationally recognised designation ISO 9706 for the archival quality of paper; this guarantees that the paper is made to the international standard for ‘permanent’ paper which is suitable for long term storage and is the standard recommended by all museums.
Stanley Gibbons Production Manager, Jon Rayson, said, ‘Stanley Gibbons are very proud to welcome Frank Godden back to the fold. The Frank Godden range of albums will be a fantastic addition to Stanley Gibbons stock and I am sure collectors the world over will be incredibly pleased to see both the De Luxe and Warwick albums back on the market.’