Stanley Gibbons pledges 10% of online sales to charity

LONDON – Rare stamp and autograph dealer Stanley Gibbons has signed up with the eBay for Charity initiative, pledging 10% of online sales to BBC Children in Need.

The world’s oldest stamp dealer relaunched its eBay shop in September 2010 to reach the huge number of international collectors who can be found in the World Wide Web’s most popular marketplace. 

Following initial successes at the end of last year the company has now racked up nearly 17,000 sales, sending products to collectors on every continent. 

Rob Beeson, who maintains Stanley Gibbons’ eBay shop said, “eBay make it very easy for sellers to donate a percentage of their sales to charity. We ran a couple of charity auctions on eBay back in November and raised over $700 for Children In Need and have now decided to run weekly charity auctions in order to raise even more money throughout the year. This way our customers can grab a bargain whilst also helping disadvantaged children in the UK – everybody wins.”

Initial figures indicate that the charity stand to gain at least $8,000 per year from Stanley Gibbons’ eBay shop alone, with more funds being generated by the numerous other charitable initiatives undertaken by the company throughout the year.

Stanley Gibbons eBay shop can be found at

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