Stanley Gibbons Acquires Leading Online Trading Platform

By: Stanley Gibbons  05/12/2012
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Stanley Gibbons is pleased to announce that it has agreed to buy the assets of Inc, trading as bidStart (“bidStart”), a US-based online collectibles business.


bidStart is a US-based online collectibles trading platform which focuses on the stamp and postcard markets. The business operates a customised search engine specifically built for the trading of collectibles, providing a fully transparent marketplace for buyers and sellers. 


Since starting, bidStart has sold over 3.5 million items. There are currently over 6.4 million lots available for sale on the site, 3 million of which are stamp lots.

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