Friday, 7 August 2015

Gustamps Review Page

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72 comments:

  1. Gustamps is a real treasure trove located in Brighton's historic Lanes. A real must whether you're a tourist or a local. Fascinating first class stamps, still perfectly valid to send, sold at just 45p each. Perfect for your collection, or simply to save money on the extortionate Royal Mail prices of today!

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  2. We went into this shop to buy stamps cheaper than the post office price and left with an assortment of very interesting stamps (many of which were given to us for free!) and having had a fascinating conversation with the lovely man who owns the amazing stamp collection. A great place to visit even for non-stamp collectors - you're bound to find something that interests you at a great price!

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  3. Great shop. Friendly guy, very helpful and informative. Also sells current first class stamps for only 45 pence!

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  4. I heartily recommend Gustamps, whether you want to buy as a philatelist or as a postal user: you can buy valid, collector-quality stamps for some 30% less than their postal value so make a considerable saving! The gentleman who owns the shop is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Posted by a grateful customer, Reinhard Wiersum

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  5. A very friendly shop guaranteed to save you money on all your stamps and ensure you have funky stamps rather than the boring ones you get in your average newsagent. Would definitely recommend!

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  6. Go get your stamps at this shop! Great selection, wonderful service and way cheaper than the Royal Mail. I would not go anywhere else personally. What a wonderful quirky, little business!

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  7. Very helpful and informative guy. Very cheap stamps! Great overall experience!

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  8. Hi!

    I am the french guy who was looking for Beatles stamps somedays ago. I would like to thank you again for your kindness. You are a great merchant and a person.

    I surely will come back when I ever get to England again!

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  9. My son & I visited Gustamps in the summer 2015. I had only intended staying for 5 minutes or so but this turned out to be nearer 75 minutes. We had a wonderful conversation with 'Gus' . He was so personable, knowledgeable and it re-sparked my sons desire to start collecting again. I would have no hesitation in recommended Gustamps to any stamp collector. We will definitely call in again.

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  10. Incredibly helpful chap with time and knowledge in abundance

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  11. Visited Gustamps this week for advice on a stamp collection. Spent in total about 2 hrs listening to excellent advice on collecting. Very knowledgeable and helpful gentleman.

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  12. James&Lorena18 October 2015 at 15:54

    We deffinetely recommend visit Gustamps. It´s one of these places that form part of the character of Brighton. You will find a lovely gentleman who would give you really good advice and recommendation. Thank you again for share your knowdlege and time with us.

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  13. A cracking little shop! A really charming (and authentic) little place, if you're in Brighton wandering the Lanes you MUST pay Gustamps a visit. We wandered into the shop just as curious browsers with no interest in stamps at all - Gus was incredibly warm and welcoming, and so willing to share his knowledge and enthusiasm, not to mention his time. He gave us a wonderful insight into some really interesting collectable stamps. We recently got engaged (we were in town to pick up a ring) Gus was kind enough to point us to some fantastic stamps as an investment for our future - and he even offered to give us some super-hero stamps for a friend's child! He's a real gentleman, he not only made our day but also gave us a great memory to cherish. Thank you Gus!

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  14. If you are a stamp collector and you find yourself in Brighton then Gus is a must visit. No bullshit or silly prices, just genuine honest advice and REAL bargains. I wish I lived closer, I would be in his cluttered little shop every week.

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  15. We visited Gustamps for a valuation recently. Lovey chap and although he couldn't make us an offer he gave us invaluable advice on how to describe and display the collection for sale on Ebay. He was so generous with his time and expertise. I shall definitely be buying my postage stamps there in future. Lovely chap.

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  16. What a brilliant shop! We popped in with the kids who were vaguely interested, and were treated to some free stamps with a really fascinating historical background story too...shops like this are so unusual and refreshing and should be treasured..well worth a visit,

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  17. Whatever your philatelic requirements, you will be well rewarded by a visit to Gustamps if you are in the Brighton area. Friendly, knowledgeable service, I wish I could have spent longer there. His filing system must be witnessed! (by CSP)

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  18. I just wanted to buy six stamps for my postcards. I've got them and furthermore they were really nice once. But then Gus reacitvated my interest for my stamp collection from my childhood. He has an enormous philatelic knowledge and the ability to inspire people. Thanks for the good time!

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  19. It makes sense to visit this place to buy your first class stamps as it is 20p cheaper than the usual places. The owner also talked about stamp collecting for my little daughter and even gave me some free foreign stamps to start her collection. It bought back memories as I used to collect stamps when I was little too. Thank you and I will definitely recommend to my colleagues at work.

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  20. Thank you for the advice regarding a collection I have inherited. The shop is a treasure trove of all things relating to stamps!

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  21. If your visiting Brighton you must visit gustamps.
    1st class stamps are 20p cheaper than the post office or anywhere else come to that.
    The stamps are of various different designs making all your envelopes that bit more interesting, Also bought some Harry Potter ,James Bond stamp sets to frame.
    Gus is a true gent , helpful , polite and generous.
    We loved our visit and will be back again for sure.
    gustamps is a little gem not to be missed.
    Thanks gus all the best ken & belinda

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  22. have popped in a couple of times to buy my first class stamps here as much cheeper than postoffice. While here I enquired about some Elvis stamps for my fathers birthday which he was able to provide at an increadible price. Friendly knowledgable service at a reasonable price in the centre of town. What more could you ask for.

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  23. Great with Christmas coming up for those stamps you need because sometimes a fb comment is not enough, thank you

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  24. This place is absolutely great for getting cheap stamps for sending out your mail, whether it's letters or in my case larger packages. Gus is great and this is a super little shop!

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  25. This is a great little shop for all your stamp needs. Super for getting cheap stamps to do all your normal posting! Would recommend highly.

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  26. Very helpful could not do enough for us very pleasant man

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  27. This business is so great! The owner is informed, polite, friendly and generous with his knowledge and time (if you need it). He sells postable first and second class stamps at a discount - all legitimate and still usable as he buys unwanted stock from trade. Aside from that he sells from a HUGE collection of beautiful used stamps at all sorts of accessible prices. It is great for serious collectors, or for people just wandering in with a casual interest, like me! Something to look at for 5 minutes has turned into a renewed interest in collecting beautiful stamps again - thanks Gus!

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  28. Today, my wife and I saw one of the signs in the shop window about cheaper 1st class stamps available. We were about to buy stamps for our Christmas card mailout and Gus appeared and let us in. So helpful! We were not only delighted to spend over one third less than we were expecting but he was very generous in explaining all the details and even gave us a gift for my father. If only every business was so wonderful. Drop in, there is absolutely no catch unless you want to buy the latest post office gimmick.

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  29. On trips to Brighton over the last couple of years I have always tried to put aside some time for a visit to Gustamps. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable with a wide range of stock. He has some interesting items from the George VI era and earlier, and in addition I am frequently offered stamps of unusual or particular interest. I highly recommend Gustamps to all collectors, young and not so young.

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  30. A charming and generous gentleman from Brighton once said,
    Don't get your stamps at the Post Office full price,
    Pick, choose, and buy them at discount with me instead,
    Now isn't that nice?

    Lovely chap, great store full of stamps, loves his work. Well worth a visit.

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  31. Visited this shop in the summer and so glad to have found it.
    Excellent service from friendly shop owner and what an amazing selection of stamps! It was hard to choose the selection is so good and on top of that the brilliant discount.
    When visiting Brighton popping into this shop is a must.

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  32. visited Gusstamps Brighton shiip street, great place to buy your stamps or if your a collector even better still give it a go. Robert

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  33. It was great doing business with Gus who was very helpful and a delightful man

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  34. Gustamp is an awesome place, a hidden treasure of culture. I saw the best stamps there, they were excellent. The attention i received was the best since i arrive to london. Gus is a very good man, kind, respectful and overall a great knower of the subject. Give it a go, is the best stamps place in whole england!!

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  35. I cannot recommend this shop highly enough. The stamp prices are unbelievably cheap, and Gus is so friendly and welcoming. Shops offering customer service like Gus offers no longer exist in my view, so it's an absolute breath of fresh air to visit this shop. Spread the word - Gus is the main man!!

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  36. One of the best spot in Brighton I've ever been to. Make sure to check this out!

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  37. Visited this shop over May bank holiday. I got First Class stamps as a cheaper price than in Post Office.
    Gustamps has a huge collection of interesting stamps for my newly found hobby of letters writing and Postcrossing. I have been looking for different kinds of stamps to use on letters and postcards and I am so glad that I found ones that will be quite popular for penpals from overseas. If you are interested in sending letters and postcards these days, this is the place you must visit for your stamps!
    The owner was also very friendly and knowledgable. Thank you!

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  38. Save yourself lots of money! buy stamps that are 1st or second class from an earlier date and start saving big time. Lovely owner, we buy stamps from him every time we visit....... 5 star service

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  39. Today I had another brilliant stop at Gus' stamps! He is always so knowledge and helpful with previous and current stamps. He always make you leave the shop smiling! Thanks for the Princess Diana stamps a few weeks ago, and a help with my UK postage today! See you soon! And thanks again

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  40. Super authentic store with stamps for any type of customer. Just stop by and ask! It's a pleasure even if you know nothing about stamps!

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  41. I agree wholehearted with the comments above, if you want to meet a real gentleman then visit gustamps and whilst there buy some stamps and save yourself some money, you will not be disappointed, it is a pleasure to do business with him.

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  42. Great service and cheap stamps. Lovely friendly owner who is up for a chat and loves to talk about stamps. Go, visit!

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  43. Lovely little place; friendly fellow who's performing a real service; much better to purchase stamps from here than overpriced ones from the Post Office.

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  44. whether you are a stamp collector or just wishing to buy first class stamps at 45p each you must visit this place near brighton s famous lanes

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  45. Very helpful friendly proprietor with a wealth of knowledge about stamps & collecting. An added bonus being able to purchase stamps at prices lower than the post office to use on your letters

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  46. This is a treasure trove of stamps. Gus the owner will happily tell you all about them and is pleasure to talk to. I go to buy to buy my first class stamps as they are soon much cheaper than the post office, and you can choose from loads of lovely designs. You must pay a visit!

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  47. Roy Barber 3 June 2016
    2 weeks ago purchased 1st & 2nd class stamps at well below Post Office prices extremely pleased. Lovely shop packed with everything you need for stamp collecting and a very helpful proprietor. Really worth the visit.

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  48. THE place to buy your first class stamps. Well done Gus for your continued good service.

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  49. An interesting shop full of stamps of all kinds. I particular Gus sells much cheaper first and second class stamps to use on ordinary postage in the UK. Friendly and informative service. Well worth a visit.

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  50. A fantastic little shop and the owner is a true Gentleman and very helpful. Stumbled on his shop today by chance and purchased some excellent superman stamps amount other sets. If you get the chance to visit then please do so.

    Mike

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  51. Awesome little place and the owner is a true gentleman. Please take your time in ensuring that you get to go to his shop to cater for all stamp collecting needs

    Mike

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  52. Visited Gustamps today and how pleased we are that we did. Absolutely brilliant shop, very friendly, knowledgeable and kind. Would highly recommend anyone visiting Brighton to pop in and have a look even if your not a stamp collector you will be in for a treat and you can buy 1st class stamps 20p cheaper than at the Post Office! 5* all round!

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  53. Brilliant shop and such a friendly owner. Will defiantly visit again. Would highly recommend.

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  54. Cheap stamps and small presents for collectors! Great!

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  55. Gus Stamps is may go to place when looking for something special. Gus is always incredibly helpful and his shop is an Aladdin's cave for any stamp enthusiasts. He is as helpful if you are buying one stamp for 10p as he would be if you were buying something rare and unique.I would highly recommend for visitors to Brighton or locals looking for some stamps cheaper then the Post Office.

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  56. I visited Gustamps because I wanted to sell some stamp albums. I was very impressed with the owners knowledge and the advise offered. Fantastic service.

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  57. Great shop and very knowledgable owner.

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  58. We came down to visit Brighton to stay a few days to visit my sister and popped into Gus stamps on the off chance with my husband and three children to get some first class stamps. We then started to have a very interesting conversation with Gus the owner. He was an extremely interesting, enthusiastic and friendly man. He then kindly gave our three children a mixture of different stamps including some Olympic, Pokemon and animal stamps for them to start collecting. We would highly recommend a visit to Gus stamps not only to get cheaper 1st and second stamps from him but to have a fascinating conversation with Gus and to inspire a new collector to stamps. Becky and Colin 21 August 2016, Christchurch in Dorset

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  59. Brighton's Best Buy - 1st Class stamps for 45p. If, like me, you believe hand written personal letters and greeting cards sent by by snail mail are more valued than emails, Gus Stamps is the place to for you- I expect to save well over £20 at Christmas!

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  60. Gus is friendly, knowledgable and has a real passion for stamps. If you're looking for stamps depicting a particular person or theme, the chances are Gus will find them for you from his amazing store. We shall definitely drop in next time we are in Brighton. You can also buy unusual first class stamps at cheaper than Post Office rates.

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  61. Amazing place ... Such an interesting man to chat to ... Such a sweetie ... Very informative and generous giving me a complimentary set of stamps for France , The stamps o purchased from him were fab as they had stickers with them as well to brighten envelope . Defo recommend to all and will be revisiting for my Christmas card stamps . ��

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  62. I love this place! It is a mini art gallery where you can afford to take the paintings home with you to treasure or to put on your friends' letters..No more stickers or labels for me! Gus is also very helpful and patient.

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  63. What a lovely man gus is and I found this shop by accident . So helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back . We need more shops like this as got a great bargain in stamps .

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  64. I took some stamps in to Gus, the owner, on behalf of CANCER RESEARCH BRIGHTON for a valuation. Gus kindly went through all the stamp books and offered to buy them at a very fair price. Overall an excellent experience. Thank you Gus.

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  65. I went in with a load of first day covers I was interested in selling. Unfortunately none of them were particularly valuable but Gus spent time telling me which ones were of more interest to collectors and how I might go about dividing them into job lots and selling them on ebay myself to get the best amount of money. He really gave a lot of his time and knowledge to help me out, I was blown away by his generosity of spirit - he even gave me a couple of extra things from his shop to list in my ebay job lots which would help my selling prospects. All this for no charge whatsoever.

    The shop itself is a treasure trove if stamps and FDCs are your thing. You can also buy legal first and second class stamps for use on regular post much cheaper than current Royal Mail stamp prices which was an eyeopener and something I will revisit for regularly.

    Thanks so much Gus!

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  66. Great shop very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable owner. Excellent value well worth a visit.

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  67. Fabulous shop. The owner is quite delightful, and the prices are amazing.

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  68. This unique shop is a philatelists heaven. The owner is very knowledgeable on all aspects of philately. He also offers many genuine bargains. Do not waste your time queuing to buy stamps at the Post Office visit this shop and get them at a greatly reduced price.

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  69. I Love Gustamps - Support Your Local Independent Business AND Save Money!
    Since November 2nd 2016 I have been a very enthusiastic private seller on Ebay my initial modest expectations on sales have been far exceeded, to date I have exceeded over 300 sales with quite a few overseas customers, so I use A LOT OF STAMPS!
    I organize everything from home with my invaluable electronic scales, supplies of Air Mail and CN22 Customs Declaration stickers.
    Until I discovered Gus all thanks to a lifelong friend who lives in Portslade, I had to travel at least two miles to my nearest Post Office in Peckham - and more often would clear out nearly all the stock.
    So for me Gustamps are a dream come true - my friend was aware that I was using a lot of stamps and casually mentioned: 'I make terrific savings on my postage as I buy stamps from this very charming guy that runs a shop, would you like me to get some stamps for you and it will save you some money?'
    Of course! It was like a Blue Light Bulb suddenly went off.
    Earlier today ( 10th Feb ) I placed another order for £250 worth of stamps - much bigger than the first order.
    I was able to do this all by phone from the comfort of my home in Nunhead London.
    They will be posted by recorded delivery, and as always I am like an excited schoolboy who can't wait to see the designs.
    1) This saves me trips to the Post Office!
    2) This saves me at least 20% - sometimes more on the face value of the stamps.
    3) My customers are still paying the full face value for the stamps, unlike some sellers on Ebay I NEVER charge more than face value and always apply full savings for multiple items.
    4) It makes posting parcels so much more pleasurable for me as I love the huge variety of amazing stamps, and more fun for the customers as they often get a parcel decorated with an array of unusual stamps, and Smiley Stickers ( Gus do you have smiley stickers?! ).
    I love being creative so sometimes will use an entire sheets of stamps - for ONE parcel.
    Some of the stamps supplied by Gus now feature in some of the images I use for my listed items - well you have up to twelve images that can be used.
    5) Gus always tailor makes my orders to suit my needs, so the frequent 75p for large letters is easily made up from 1st Class 64p x1 1p x 1 10p x 1
    The £1 stamps are so useful!
    6) Two days before Christmas I broke my ankle in two places so getting to even my local shops was difficult never mind HOBBLING two miles to the Post Office. So Gus has saved my bacon.
    7) We should ALL be encouraged to support our local shops, and I know by reputation that Gus has been running his Aladdin's Cave of Stamps for many years and has many loyal customers. So I am delighted to now be a customers who be returning again & again.
    Why buy stamps from the privately run Post Office when I can get them from an independently owned business AND save myself money - this is a WIN WIN.
    8) Thank-you Gus - Brilliant At Every Level.

    PS: If you want to see what is in my shop-window via Ebay Search - Type Thunderblue600.

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  70. The day I was to visit Brighton was to see my son run the Brighton marathon 2017, it was a sunny day and after seeing him off the start line found myself walking around the city center and this is where I stumbled across Gustamps shop and was taken back to my childhood with my dad's stamp collection which he pass on to me after he pass away in 2008. I meet the owner of the shop Gus who is a gentleman and oracle in stamps, so like me if you do have a stamp collection pass down to you and known nothing of stamps, go!!! give Gus a call he be happy to help you.

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  71. So pleased I found this shop. I love matching stamps to cards, special occasions and people, and there's never any pressure to rush when choosing. Such a good deal, but an interesting experience too, even though I'm a not a collector, just a bargain hunter. Always a pleasure to shop there, I highly recommend Gustamps.

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  72. I have known this gentleman for quite a few years without realising what his business was all about. I took into this amazing shop my late fathers collection of first days covers etc and received a wonderful learning experience from a very friendly and caring gentleman who took the time to go through the collection. How he knows where everything is in the shop I do not know, but I was lucky to watch him in action, giving excellent customer service to two customers who had come in to look at stamps from a range of topics, Many thanks.

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