288 Group is the holding company for The Westminster Collection, Harry Allen, CASCO Philatelic Services and Sitters, providing a shared infrastructure that enables each separate business to flourish. A privately owned company with sales of close to £25 million and employing over 100 staff, 288 Group can trace its history back through the Harry Allen business to 1945.

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The Westminster Collection is the UK’s market leader selling collectable stamps and coins via mail order to the general public. It is the largest trading division within 288 Group. More information Established in 1945, Harry Allen is a leading international new issue stamp distributor, acting as Agents for over 40 leading postal administrations, including the USPS, Canada Post and Australia Post. More information
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CASCO Philatelic Services manages the design, production and distribution of stamps for postal authorities around the world. More information Sitters is one of Britain’s leading childcare providers. Founded by Lucie and Stephen Allen Sitters also incorporates Childminders, London’s longest established babysitting agency, established in 1967. More information


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