About Stamps Direct


Stamps Direct was established in 1964. We are manufacturers of rubber stamps. Over the past 60 years and more, we have built up enormous experience; knowledge; and expertise in all things concerning the design; manufacture; and delivery of rubber stamps. Because we are the manufacturers we are able to deliver most orders within 24 hours! This is always highly appreciated by our customers. Alternatively, if you wish to collect; your stamp can be ready even quicker. We can even make a stamp for you while you wait!

We believe most people want to order a rubber stamp with a minimum of fuss time and effort.

When ordering a customized stamp, you simply make three decisions; type of stamp, size of stamp and text content. We have been designing rubber stamps for years and we will transform your basic-looking text into something appropriate for the type of stamp and the type of content you have requested. You can always add further instructions to tell us exactly what you want but we generally find people are more than happy to leave the finer points of the design up to us.

We currently operate from three sites; Norwich, Cambridge and Lincoln. Website orders are processed at Norwich and customers may if they wish collect their rubber stamps from any branch. The vast majority of our rubber stamps are sent the same or the next day via first-class post. Courier or Special Delivery can also be arranged.

We are the UK's agent and main manufacturer of the Shiny brand of self-inking rubber stamps. We also supply Colop; Trodat; Dormy; Alpo; Justrite; Deskmate; and Maxum self-inking rubber stamps.

Our Story

George Gigg

George Gigg started making rubber stamps in his garden shed after he became frustrated over the length of time it took for a rubber stamp to arrive from London. George was working in the printing industry in Norwich. Word soon got around of his new hobby and he found himself making more and more rubber stamps for local businesses who had suffered similar frustrations as himself. George, found he was devoting more and more time to his ‘hobby’ and people were actually paying him for the service he was providing. George gave up his printing job, and together with his son Roland went full steam ahead into rubber stamp production.

“Norwich Rubber Stamps” as they were first known soon outgrew the garden shed and relocated to 111 Eade Road in Norwich. As sales increased, George took on more staff and the business began to grow. Around this time, George’s eldest son Tony joined and later Christine, George’s daughter, could resist it no longer and joined in the fun; making it a real family business. George; Tony; Christine; and Roland; are now all enjoying their retirements but there are still three of George’s grandchildren involved in the business.

Sales continue to grow and on 2nd January 2013 the Norwich site relocated to much larger premises at 22 Mason Road. This move brought manufacturing; sales; and warehousing all under one roof.




Stamps Direct 50th Anniversary

In 2014, Stamps Direct celebrated our 50th Anniversary. We are now one of the most experienced manufacturers of rubber stamps in the UK! To mark this achievement our team spent an entire weekend celebrating at a hotel in North Norfolk - read more on our blog!


Stamps Direct 60th Anniversary

2024 sees the 60th Anniversary of Stamps Direct. Despite operating in an industry in general decline, Stamps Direct have continued to experience growth and are ready to face the challenges of the next 10 years and beyond!