Stanley Gibbons in wedding lift

Stamp and collectibles trader Stanley Gibbons said yesterday Royal Wedding first day covers were flying off the shelves. The company announced a 36 per cent increase in turnover for its latest quarter, compared to the same period last year. Retail sales from its flagship premises at 399 Strand were up 25 per cent. It said that online sales would be boosted with the launch of its website – which has a function for stamp auctions – next month.