Stanley Gibbons has acquired The Philatelic Exporter from Heritage Studios Limited.
The company will be publishing the magazine from the February 2009 edition.
The Philatelic Exporter is claimed to be the world's market-leading trade philatelic magazine, and Stanley Gibbons say it will retain its strong independent character under the editorial control of Graham Phillips. It will now benefit from Stanley Gibbons' established expertise in magazine publishing and distribution to continue to go from strength to strength. With the support of the Stanley Gibbons name and their sales and marketing expertise, the magazine should be able to reach a more extensive worldwide audience and provide an even better service to its readers and advertisers.
Michael Hall, Chief Executive of Stanley Gibbons, said; "We are delighted to become the publishers of Philatelic Exporter and are looking forward to working with Graham Phillips to reach the full potential of the independent voice of the philatelic trade."
Graham Phillips commented; "This is a great opportunity for Philatelic Exporter to grow and develop with the support of colleagues at Stanley Gibbons who have a wealth of expertise in philately. I am very excited by the new opportunities this partnership will bring."
Readers will continue to receive their subscription copies of Philatelic Exporter as usual and all subscribers will be contacted individually in due course when subscriptions come up for renewal.