Welcome to  GBStamps.com
The Place on the Web for Great Britain Philately

Stamp World London 1990 souvenir sheet

This site is dedicated to the collecting and study of the stamps of Great Britain and related material. It consists of three parts:

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Midaphil silver award logo


Take a look at the winners of the Tom Current Founder’s Award for best GB exhibit and the Gordon Milne Literature Award for best contribution to The GBCC Chronicle here.

Holy rate increases, Batman! The hikes are huge this year, in an effort to help Royal Mail cover increasing costs.

What Else Is New?

An interview with David Beech, Head of Philatelic Collections at the British Library. There are links for downloading many of his published papers.

Now you can join the Great Britain Collectors Club right here on the web. It’s that easy!

See the full set of 34 colors developed by Jeffery Matthews for the Machins.

I blog occasionally at the Machin Mania Blog. Roy Simpson, the chief blogger, contributes frequently. Come over for a visit.

Site Guide

The main section of this site contains these areas:

The other sections of this site have their own main pages:

GB book


Who am I?

I’m Larry Rosenblum. I’ve been collecting British stamps for over 20 years. I’m the official webmaster and secretary/treasurer of the Great Britain Collectors Club. For ten years, my colleague, David Alderfer, and I wrote the monthly Great Britain column for Linn’s Stamp News. I retired in 2002, but David still writes it, and it appears on the second Monday of each month. Our book (now out of print), derived from our columns, is pictured at left.

Take a look at my Machinmobile. Meet my new girlfriend. See me at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. See the rare giant Machin I found at the Grand Canyon. Or, see the result of excessive Machin Mania. Many who visit this site assume I am British, but I was born in and have always lived in the United States. Currently I live in California. Please write to me at and say hello.

GBStamps.com won a silver medal in the National Philatelic Website Competition held at Midaphil 2000. At that time, Midaphil was an American Philatelic Society “World Series of Philately” show. Back to top.

Last update October 22, 2012
Copyright © 1998 by Larry Rosenblum; Stamp images Copyright © by Royal Mail