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: Ella Ferneyhough, 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

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

Joseph Cottriall

Joseph has been with Warwick and Warwick for 35 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 32 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.

Gareth Morgan

Gareth joined the Collectables team at Warwick and Warwick in 2017. He became interested in toys, especially toy cars, as a child and then spent over 30 years working in the luxury car industry.  Gareth currently specialises in toys with a keen interest in diecast, military model kits and slot cars.

Patrick Collyer

Patrick joined the company in 2017 after obtaining his First Class (hons) degree in Art History. He is a member of our philatelic department, making him one of the youngest stamp valuers in the country. He has recently joined our team of auctioneers.

Nick Ellis

After having achieved a BSc (Hons) degree in Maths/Computer Science and a career in the printing industry, Nick has worked in the stamp trade since 2007, joining Warwick and Warwick in June 2018. He has a particular interest in European stamps and is also fluent in Italian.

Ella Ferneyhough

After achieving her BSc (Hons) Ella worked as a gemmologist and jewellery appraiser for 8 years.  She has joined the company as a valuer specialising in postcards and has a great interest in ephemera.

Simon Harry

Simon joins our stamps team as a trainee valuer, prior to joining Warwick and Warwick, Simon fulfilled a variety of administrative and customer-facing roles in the public sector.