Gustamps is thanked by Mr Penting
Whilst attending a conference at the Brighton centre, Mr Penting looked into Gustamps shop and said to Gustamps manager, that he remembered coming to Gustamps in early 1995. Mr Penting reminded Gustamps manager that on his last visit to Gustamps he purchased an 1882 £5 orange stamp in fine used condition from Gustamps. Mr Penting said he paid £820 for the stamp. Gustamps manager was told by Mr Penting that at the time it was a lot for him to spend on one stamp, but he had always wanted one of those stamps for his collection. Gustamps manager heard that Mr Penting had stopped collecting British stamps and had sold his collection. Gustamps manager asked Mr Penting "what happened to the £5 orange you bought from Gusamps?" Mr Penting replied "that was sold separately at auction and the price realised was £3,900. I was very pleased with the price that it sold for, so I've come back to say thanks to Gustamps for selling it to me." Mr Penting said he was not buying stamps at the moment but he always made a point of recommending Gustamps to his friends as somewhere that provides good value for money when buying better stamps.
Thanks for Mr R Penting for his nostalgic memories at Gustamps back in 1995 and allowing Gustamps to publish them.