The Team

We have 10 experts on our staff, with a combined knowledge base spanning more than a century! 6 of our experts have more than 20 years experience as a professional valuer, 4 of them continuously in the service of Warwick and Warwick. Each of our experts has a working knowledge of every aspect of collecting that Warwick and Warwick covers, however each member of staff specialises and if you want to discuss your collection with an expert, here are the people to contact in the first instance.

Philatelic Department: Ian Hunter, Joseph Cottriall, Denise Stynes, Phil Stowe

Coins and Banknotes Department: Richard Beale, Jill Smith, Paul Murray

Medals Department: Paul Murray, Richard Beale

Postcards Department: Colin Such, Ben Griffin

Cigarette and Trade Cards Department: Ben Griffin

Toys, Models and Railways Department: Paul Murray, Jill Smith, Richard Beale, Ben Griffin

Meet the Team

Colin Such

Director Colin Such joined the company in 1975, after a brief career as a geologist in South Africa and Australia. He is an expert in our postcard department. Colin also writes articles and newsletters and gives presentations to societies.

Joseph Cottriall

Joseph has been with Warwick and Warwick for 30 years since obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree. He is one of our senior stamp valuers with a thorough knowledge of aspects of this department. Joseph collects and specialises in GB line engraved stamps.

Richard Beale

Richard joined the company over 27 years ago as a stamp valuer. He has since specialised and is our senior valuer in the coins and banknotes, medals and toy departments.

Ian Hunter

Ian has worked in the stamp trade for many years and has been with the Company since 1999. He has a very broad knowledge of all aspects of stamps and Postal History.

Denise Stynes

Denise has been involved in the stamp world since she left school. She has since spent the majority of her career with Warwick and Warwick. Denise has a particular interest in British Commonwealth stamps and also has a good knowledge of postcards, cigarette cards and trade cards.

Paul Murray

Paul joined the Company in 2006. He has a keen interest in military history and has a BA (Hons) History degree in South Africa and the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. Paul is one of our specialists in medals and militaria.

Phil Stowe

After a career in finance, Phil joined Warwick and Warwick in 2002. He has worked on the stamp valuation team for some years and has a particular interest in foreign stamps.

Jill Smith

After obtaining her BA (Hons) degree Jill worked as a conveyancing executive for 5 years before joining Warwick and Warwick in 2009. Jill specialises in coins, banknotes and toys, with a background knowledge in medals and militaria.

Ben Griffin

Having achieved a BSc (Hons) Ben joined the Company some years ago. He is one of our main valuers for postcards, cigarette cards and trade cards. Ben also joins the team in the toy department for valuations and has a keen interest in coins and banknotes.