Email received from Stanley Gibbons on fractional ownership plans -
We are delighted to announce our technology partner in our quest to deliver fractional ownership of the One Cent Magenta…
Who are Showpiece?
Showpiece are launching a platform to enable ownership of the world's rarest and most valuable treasures. Stanley Gibbons will be Showpiece's launch partner where together we will make ownership of the One Cent Magenta available for all.
Why are we using Showpiece?
Showpiece has invested heavily in the customer offering and will continue to do so. This gives us confidence that our customers will receive the best experience possible while we have been able to concentrate on getting the display ready at 399 Strand.
Are Stanley Gibbons not selling the One Cent Magenta?
We are, we are simply using the Showpiece platform in order to do so. The One Cent Magenta will continue to be kept in the vault and displayed at Stanley Gibbons.
What is so complicated about fractional ownership?
The concept is simple, but building a digital experience that is enjoyable, secure – both legally and technically – and user friendly requires a lot of work. We will continue to release more information about the offering in the coming weeks but further details about all of these elements are available at www.showpiece.com
In addition, Showpiece plan to continue adding features and improving the platform over time so that the customer experience continuously develops.
How can I purchase ownership in the One Cent Magenta?
As you have already registered your interest in the One Cent Magenta, you will be invited to do so during the first, early access period. This will be at a cheaper price than subsequent offerings. We will contact you prior to it going live with instructions on how to complete your purchase at www.showpiece.com
We currently expect this to happen in November 2021. For now, there's nothing else you need to do.>>
Further details from the Showpiece site - under 100,000 pieces will be offered, price under 100 pounds per piece for "early access".