Surging online sales at collectibles dealer Stanley Gibbons drove top line growth in 2011 as the group continues its drive to become the eBay of the stamp-collecting world.
Sales of £35.7m were up 35% on 2010's £26.4m and well ahead of expectations of £30.2m. Online sales accounted for £4.3m of that, up 72% from £2.5m in 2010.
Adjusted profit before tax came in slightly ahead of expections of £4.98m at £5.2m, up 17% from 2010's £4.5m.
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