Robert Murray Stamp Shop,


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Scotland's best-stocked and most popular stamp shop

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Basic information  about our shop  (location, opening times, stocks, and so on).
United Kingdom Commemoratives  price list .
Background to our auctions .
Details of our services as  valuers .
Information about stamp and postcard clubs in the Edinburgh area.
Details of  how to order from us. Buy stamps online !
A list of some of our own  favourite hyperlinks .
Our policies on returns, complaints, privacy, security, etc.


Summer Opening Hours
We have no present plans to be closed over the summer, so will be open right through our normal hours.

Modern UK Rarity to be Sold in our August AuctionSports boxing 15p missing queen's head
This is the UK 1980 Sports stamp with the missing gold head, and is only the third example to be discovered. It will have an estimate of 10,000 and will be up for sale on 24 August. It's a great example to show that there are still "finds" to be made !  The full auction catalogue is available online at this link. More information is on our shop Facebook page.

Specialised Book Auction added to our Auction Schedule
Shelf of books.We are delighted to have been instructed by Malcolm Cant, the author (now retired) of numerous respected works on Edinburgh, to sell his reference library. Well over a thousand books, almost all on Edinburgh subjects, and including many scarce volumes, will be offered for sale by auction on Monday 7 September 2015. The catalogue is available online at this link.

Priced Album Pages

We reckon we've now got something like twenty-five thousand priced album pages in our shop. They are not something we can list, nor are they suitable for mail order, but we're always hoping we can tempt people into making the effort to come in to our shop. So - we've chosen a representative sixty pages, scanned them, and uploaded them onto our shop's Facebook page. You can see them without having to be a member of Facebook.

Forth Road Bridge 1964-2014 50th Anniversary Souvenir PackForth Road Bridge
                            Anniversary Pack
We've produced a special pack for the Bridge's Fiftieth Birthday, using original 1964 stamps, the black card and clear cover from 1970s/80s packs, but with a completely new descriptive wrapper, using photographs taken on the actual anniversary day (4 September 2014). These are available in our shop at 5 each.

Stamp Auctions
Our auctions are held every few weeks. Auction dates in 2015 are provisionally 2 February, 30 March, 8 June, 24 August, 12 October, and 23 November. General auction information here.

Book Auction
We are delighted to have been given the job of selling Malcolm Cant's library of Edinburgh books (approx. 1,000 volumes). This will form a special sale, to be held on Monday 7 September 2015. Full details in due course.

The Shop now has a wider online presence on Facebook, Google+, and at LinkedIn. Please feel free to "like" or "connect" as appropriate in order to keep up with some of the snippets and comments that might not appear here.

Gift Vouchers
We can provide gift vouchers for any value 5 upwards, and which can be spent on any purchases from our shop. We're even happy for people to spend their voucher in stages. These can be supplied by post.

We made a policy decision to stop handling new UK stamp issues as a matter of course. (We do however continue to handle them on the secondary market.) For further information please follow this link.
Also see Robert Murray's major article (published in The Philatelic Exporter) on the subject of the British Post Office's stamp issuing policy, and how this might effect the stamp business. Follow this link.

Other quick links; Are you new to Edinburgh ?  Thinking of making a visit ?  Edinburgh is a marvellous city, and you can get yourself a quick introduction to it by watching this short video produced by Edinburgh University.
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Robert Murray's Stamp Shop

Robert Murray Stamp Shop

Members; Scottish Philatelic Trade Association (founder member), Philatelic Traders Society
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens, Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH3 5PU, Scotland
Telephone 0131 552 1220 or  0131 478 7021
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Robert Murray's Stamp Shop

Last updated Friday 14 August 2015.

There are pages on this site with information about Great Britain Stamps, Robert Murray's Philatelic Bureau, Isle of Man stamps, Jersey stamps, kiloware,stamp albums and accessories, philatelic literature and stamp catalogues, modern sets of Aland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland,Iceland, and Norway. Within the United Kingdom listings are sections for Scottish Airletters, non-commemorative presentation packs,year books, year sets,pictorial booklets, and ofprestige booklets. The supplies page will give information about the products of Stanley Gibbons, Hagner, Prinz, Hawid, Showgard, Davo, Lighthouse, Compass, Cosmic, Royal Mail, Barrington, Prangnell, Rapkin, Godden, Benham, and Safe, as well as general information about watermark detectors and ultra-violet lamps. Beatles Stamps.Robert Burns stampsStamp albums for children, and starter packs. 
Pages are here about our stamp auctions, our stamp shop itself, valuation service, direction maps, stamps for charity, coin shop banknotes and medals, Edinburgh Walking Tours and Edinburgh Running Tours, and much more.
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