Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh


It is one of the pleasures of dealing in stamps (and other collectables) that from time to time one has very interesting items through one's hands. These are not always the most valuable stamps or covers. Sometimes they are just fascinating no matter how much they are worth.

This page should build up into an area where collectors can dip into a story here and there. At times you may find that our researches might be of help in your own; in which case you are welcome !

Obviously, much of what oppears here is going to be in the past tense, and is therefore going to earn us nothing in sales. But we hope it shows the interest and diversity of our hobby.

Either pick the items of interest from this list, or once you have picked one, you can just click through to the next.

Brief description. Click on the title (or the thumbnail) to go to that page. To come back to this index, either click your "back" button, or press the "return to gallery index" link on each page.
When handled
How handled
Price acquired

Great Britain. "The Shrunken Stamp". An otherwise perfectly formed King George 6th used definitive stamp but that is about 10% smaller than it should be.
4 Dec. 2006

Norway. Second World War Propaganda Leaflets.
4 Dec. 2006 et seq.

Uganda. Consular Stamps (approx.1896). Part of document with four of these very scarce stamps.
7 May 2007

Saint Lucia. 1831 letter from Pigeon Island to Scotland, the day after the Governor's death.
5 November 2012



Bouvet Island

Scarp Rocket Post

Imperial Penny Post

So-called "Silver" Two Pence Coins

Robert Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 or 0131 478 7021
Email; [email protected]
How to Order
Mail Orders are accepted by post, telephone, email, or fax. We accept payments by cash, cheque, Visa/MasterCard, Switch/Delta, and some foreign currencies.
Basically, we charge [the advertised price of the goods] plus [the actual price of postage] plus [50p per order handling charge]. 
Full details can be seen at our How to Order page.
Our Shop
is open four days each week, and customers are always, of course, welcome.
We carry very wide stocks of the whole world - much, much more than is listed on our website.
Full shop information at this link.

Page last updated Thursday 2 July 2015. Robert Murray 2006-2015.