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Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Retail!

Posted: 03 Feb 2020 17:57
by GlenStephens
Happy to put aside a set of these for anyone. Sitting here ready to mail now. :lol:

Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 MAssive Volumes, $300 **UNDER** Retail! BRAND NEW IN FACTORY STORAGE CARTON. :mrgreen:


This photo above is the 2018 set 6 being sold in this listing - a few older file shots underneath this gives you an idea of the layout and contents of these books etc. :mrgreen:




Stanley Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" Stamp Catalogues 6 volumes at $100s under Retail here. :lol:

The current set is $A700 retail locally. SAVE $300!
(Two Stock photos of older sets above shown to give you an idea of the size and scope.) :)

To buy an older set direct off SG even in their current discount sale is £299 plus £76 post, plus they now add ozzie GST as required by law = £376+ = $A775

Buy off me, and pay $375 less than buying discounted direct off SG in UK!

Indeed UK sellers ask $1,120 plus the mandatory 10% GST = $A1,232! -

Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World Vol 1-6, 2018 - THE most useful set in your library!

Scott in recent years split their World set from 6 to TWELVE expensive volumes, costing locally here, WAY over $A1,500. If SG do the same next year, you will save a FORTUNE buying these NOW!

Published by Stanley Gibbons Ltd. Around 7,500 pages now in Full Colour, listing EVERY stamp, and every Mini Sheet from EVERY country ever issued since 1840.

Complete set of volumes 1-6 covering countries A-Z. Since it was first published in 1934, Stanley Gibbons simplified 'Stamps Of The World' catalogue has become accepted as a standard work of reference around the world.

With its easy-to-use, simplified listings, mint and used prices for almost every one of its 500,000+ stamps, colour illustrations and helpful introductory notes, this is the perfect catalogue for the thematic or all world collector - and general dealer.

The 2018 edition continues the long tradition of expansion and improvement, which has been the key to the catalogues ongoing success. The cover has been completely re-designed for this edition. All miniature sheets are now included.

SIX massive books - each the size of Sydney phone books. SIXTEEN KILOS = 35 lbs carton! At just $A66 per book! All BRAND NEW in the SG library box for storage.

Buy these, and then advertise here your slightly older set for $200-$250 or so, meaning you only pay about $A12-$15 a massive book to be up to date!

Show this offer to your stamp club Secretary. Most have a set of these on hand, and most are a decade - or more - out of date.

These are now in colour, on Brite-White paper stock, not the yellowed old paper and mono of just a few years back. So you will not need to update for 10 years, so for $40 a year to be able to look up all the GLOBAL stamp listings, is a pretty cheap deal really. My lightly used library set.

And even in 10 years, history shows us a set of these will readily sell for $150 or so a set, even second-hand! So that takes your real annual cost down to about 30 BUCKS OZZIE A YEAR.

There are around 7,500 huge pages and way over HALF MILLION stamps all priced here. There are over 165,000 stamp illustrations.


All miniature sheets are now included, and over 2,250 new stamps have been added to the six Volumes.

Thousands of stamps have been extensively repriced including, British Commonwealth countries, Germany and German States and colonies, Japan, North and South Korea and post-independence Africa.

Stanley Gibbons - Stamps of the World Catalogue in 6 Volumes

“A bible for the dealer/collector ......” John Ainsley, Antiques Info

The Stamps of the World Simplified Catalogue lists commemorative, definitive, air-mail, postage dues, official stamps and miniature sheets. All stamps have the universally recognised and individual Stanley Gibbons (SG) catalogue number and are set out according to date of issue of the stamps, by country, with helpful introductory notes guide the reader through.

Stamps of the World at a glance

• Covers stamps of the entire world
• Easy-to-use simplified listings
• Illustrated in colour throughout with over 170,000 images
• Approximately 7500 pages across 6 volumes
• Listings and layout have been completely re-designed in an easy-to-read format.
• Extra colour introduced into the listing to make them easier to navigate.
• Thousands of stamps throughout Stamps of the World have been re-priced both mint and used.
• Over 2250 new stamps and 700 images
• In addition, over 400 newly recognized SG numbers added.
• Stamps are now listed in SG number order for ease of use.
• Stamps of the World is a must for the Thematic Collector
• Having problems with stamp identification? Read our extensive article packed with helpful information.
• All volumes published simultaneously for your convenience
• Universally recognised Stanley Gibbons numbering system.
• Contents and full indexing.
• Introductory information, including full contents listings and a complete guide to entries giving full detail of what every listing means
• Expanded indices

Stamps of the World contains helpful information on the currencies appearing on stamps, descriptions of the designs, descriptions of surcharges and overprints, paper colour, stamp colours, se-tenant pairs, miniature sheets, and appendices with brief listings of stamps not fulfilling the conditions for full catalogue listing.

As well as postage stamps, the catalogue lists postage due stamps, parcel post stamps, official stamps, express and special delivery stamps, charity and compulsory tax stamps, newspaper and journal stamps, printer matter stamps, registration stamps, acknowledgement of receipt stamps, late fee and too late stamps, military post stamps, recorded message stamps and personal delivery stamps.

Extensive re-pricing of the following countries since the previous edition:

• Great Britain
• Channel Islands and Isle of Man
• All Commonwealth and British Empire Countries for the period 1840-1970
• New Zealand
• Netherlands, Aruba, Caribisch Nederland, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands Indies, Netherlands New Guinea, St. Maarten and Suriname
• Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Army in Siberia, East Silesia, Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Republic and Slovakia
• Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
• Finland, Sweden and Aland Islands

All in a large library SG publisher box, mailed in separate outer carton for protection to you. Nice VFU stamps used of course on your parcel under plastic, so shipping to you in oz is essentially "free". :mrgreen:

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Limited

Product Dimensions: 210 x 297mm
Shipping Weight: 16 kilos

All payment details are on -

OZ buyers only due to huge weight please.

$A399 plus oz post!

Call it - "SG 2018 SOW - Stock 692JQ" - please order via SECURE site: -

And please do that NOW. Too many think “I’ll do that later” and then quickly “forget”. I then lose the stamps in the rubble here, and waste an annoying hour finding them again. :twisted:

For overseas members, to find out the approx cost in YOUR currency, click here -

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet. :)

And "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to glen [at] - OR "trade-ins" always possible! If you have a pile of surplus stuff, I may well be happy to offset that against this item - see

As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million with no other real stamp buyers, and offer it here at NETT prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" to add to my prices, as in auction!

Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - and

All stampboards lots $A200 and under are always mailed Unregistered and untracked, unless you specifically note otherwise on order form. 1000s of my transactions here for 8 years have been safe by normal post. :idea:

If Registered (PO cover is to $A100 only sadly) is required, clearly STATE that on order form - cost is extra $A4 local, and minimum $A15 extra foreign. Only YOU know if your street address is secure - a large packet covered in pretty stamps left outside, just might tempt passers-by? Only YOU know that, I do not. Mail contractors these days are often lazy and leave packets on top of mailboxes etc in view of public, and out in wet weather etc. PO Boxes are far safer. :idea:

"All Risk" Insurance is always possible if required as well, at $A2 per $100 covered - again it must be specified on order form. It is like Travel Insurance – decline that when booking your ticket, and THEN tell Qantas you really meant to take it 3 weeks back, and you now need to cancel your ticket for no penalty, and see how you go with THAT one! :lol: :lol:

As per stampboards convention - this lot is offered exclusively first to board members - and on no other sales venue.

For members who make a BANK TRANSFER payment you WILL generally get your goods faster, as it saves me some hassle - but you MUST email me the confirmation number etc - many "forget"! :)

Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols, $300 under Re

Posted: 03 Feb 2020 20:29
by Anita
Sold to me, thanks Glen.

Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 16:08
by Global Administrator
One set mailed to Anita. :)


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 18:01
by castores
One set of 6 sold to me. :)

Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 21 Feb 2020 14:18
by castores
Many thanks Glen and Margo, the "Stamps of the World" has arrived.


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 29 Feb 2020 11:47
by Global Administrator
Good to hear Peter .. a wealth of info in there!

Two more sets 6 on hand, and then they are gone. :mrgreen:


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 14:53
by castores
Global Administrator wrote:Good to hear Peter .. a wealth of info in there!

Two more sets 6 on hand, and then they are gone. :mrgreen:

Is it okay to put in a review Glen?

I'd like to reiterate the previous words - A Wealth of Info in there!

I have already found these books extremely helpful and am glad to have purchased them.

If you're thinking about it, do it!


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 21 Apr 2020 09:05
by markbell
One set sold to me.

Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 21 Apr 2020 13:05
by Global Administrator
Sold to Adelaide - one set left now, at this sooper dooper discount price. :)


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 21 Apr 2020 17:22
by casmx
sold to me thank Glen if it is available

Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 21 Apr 2020 21:38
by Global Administrator
Sold to casmx :mrgreen:

Will check in garage .. have at least one set 6, and possibly two down there still!

With the newly weak $A, the time to grab these is NOW!


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Ret

Posted: 30 Apr 2020 20:56
by casmx
Glen - thank you - the books arrived safe. Darn they were heavy. Nearly broke the poor old ladies arm at the post office :)

They are beautiful books. I have these Swaziland FDC'S and didn't know how to price them. SG tells me the New and Used stamps are worth 3.00 ($6) per stamp for the complete set of 5. Nice set.


Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Retail!

Posted: 30 Jun 2020 16:30
by castores
I bought them from Glen and as a world catalogue, where else can you go?

Impressive and worth it!

Re: Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" 6 Vols $300 UNDER Retail!

Posted: 09 Mar 2021 21:06
by Global Administrator
Been selling quite a few sets lately - down to my last few cartons now!