Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Established 1977
Members SPTA, PTS
Scotland's Best-Stocked and Most Popular Stamp Shop
Albums, Catalogues, and Accessories
We carry one of the best stocks in the U.K.
We are not tied to any manufacturer or supplier, and can stock, advertise, and advise independently.
We keep HUNDREDS of lines in stock, available off-the-shelf, at any one time, and virtually anything else can be ordered without undue difficulty.

As a matter of standard practice we will usually advise shop customers of alternative lines if these give better value for money. If you are ordering by post/phone/fax/e-mail, please say if you would like to hear of any alternatives.

Please get in touch with us regarding any particular items you need.
This website will, bit by bit, eventually be able to show you much of our choice.
(Watch this space - we promise more information in fits and starts !)


SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR LINES;
ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE;
Barrington Albums;
Stamp Hinges;
First Day Cover albums;
Prinz System (Hagner) pages;
Ultra Violet lamps
Hawid Mounts
Stanley Gibbons printed album supplements 
Junior Albums and Starter Outfits
ON THIS PAGE;

Stamp Drying Books
Stockbooks (Compass and Clearview)
Stockbooks (Lighthouse)

Postcard Albums

Photograph Corners
Watermark Detectors 
Clearface Bags (transparent packets) 


Last updated Friday 23 December 2016. Copyright Robert Murray, 1999 to 2016.
 

Robert Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Edinburgh 
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 :: 0131 478 7021
Homepage; www.stamp-shop.com
Email; murray@stamp-shop.com
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 [£1 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.
   
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SHOWGARD "DESERT MAGIC" STAMP DRYING BOOKS

When soaking your stamps (or "floating"), no longer do you need to have sheets of blotting paper laid out across half the room. These books do the same job, but much more neatly.
Once a stamp has been rmoved from its backing paper, it is placed face up on a glossy sheet of thin board - this ensures that, should there be any residual gum on the stamp, it will not stick as it would to a normal non-gloss surface - and a thin board of blotter is turned over on top of it. Then you can turn another page to get another glossy surface, and so on. With six working pages, this means that the Desert Magic Drying Book has the capacity of traditional  blotting paper covering six times the area. The stamps stay flat, and they don't get blown away when you walk past or open a window !
We have used these books in our shop for many years, and find that they have an admirable lifespan. However, you have to make sure that the book is not put away damp when not in use (as there is a chance of the pages then going mouldy), or that any dirty items are put in to dry (which might soil or stain the pages). Apart from these pitfalls, the only reason the books might need replaced is that they simply get too worn, or that the pages get a bit warped by continued use.
These drying books carry our recommendation - once you have one you will wish you had it earlier !
Two sizes are available, each with six glossy and six blotter pages.
"Desert Magic I" has a page size roughly half A4. Price £7.00
"Desert Magic II" has a page size roughly A4. price £9.65 BEST SELLER

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STAMP STOCKBOOKS
("Compass" and "Windmill Clearview" brands)

Stockbooks have fixed pages with horizontal strips across. They are most commonly used by collectors and dealers for storing and sorting stamps, although many people use them as the permanent home for their collection.
There are very many different makes of stockbook for stamps on the market, often with only minor variations. To simplify matters, we only list here the "Compass" and Windmill "Clearview" types, and some of the Lighthouse ones below. We keep some others in stock, and can supply many other makes to order.
Colours; most of these are available in red, green, blue, brown, or black - often in different shades. We cannot always guarantee the supply of specific colours, so if ordering please state your preferences, or just leave the choice to us. If the colour is important to you please get in touch so that we can confirm what is available. 
Code Name Page size & colour Type of strip No. of strips per page No. of Pages No. of Sides Price
8W Compass 8 White 12" x 9", white Glassine 10 8 16 £7.99
16W Compass 16 12" x 9", white Glassine 10 16 32 £12.10
24W Compass 24 12" x 9", white Glassine 10 24 48 £16.25
32W Compass 32 12" x 9", white Glassine 9
32 64 £18.75
24D Compass 24 Divided 12" x 9", white Glassine with vertical page division 9 (discontinued)
24 48
32D Compass 32 Divided 12" x 9", white Glassine with vertical page division 9 (discontinued)
32 64
8B Compass 8 Black 12" x 9", black Clear 9
8 16 £8.75
16B Compass 16 Black 12" x 9", black Clear 9
16 32 £13.35
24B Compass 24 Black 12" x 9", black Clear 9
24 48 £17.90
32B Compass 32 Black 12" x 9", black Clear 9
32 64 £22.50
CV8 Clearview 8 12" x 9", white Clear 9 (discontinued) 8 16
CV16 Clearview 16 12" x 9", white Clear 9 (discontinued) 16 32
CV32 Clearview 32 (padded cover) 12" x 9", white Clear 9 (discontinued) 32 64
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STOCKBOOKS
("Lighthouse" brand - "Leuchturm")
Note that we always have some Lighthouse stockbooks in stock, but not everything. If it is important to you to get a particular type or colour, please get in touch first.

All Lighthouse stockbooks are linen hinged and have the strips sealed on the edge. A letter ‘T’ at the end of the reference indicates a central dividing strip down the middle of each page. DLH indicates double linen hingeing. Generally available in maroon, red, blue, black or green but not in all types !

[List here gives; Ref. No.,  Size, Number of sides, Colour of page, Stripa per side, Price]

WHITE PAGE - HARD COVER STOCKBOOKS With glassine strips and double glassine interleaving
Basic W16/5 (L2/8) Single interleaf ......... 9" x 7" ............... 16 White .......... 6 ...................... £6.95
Basic W32/5 (L2/16) Single interleaf ....... 9" x 7" ............... 32 White .......... 7 ...................... £8.25
Basic W16 (L4/8) ........................................ 12" x 9" ............... 16 White .......... 9 ...................... £8.25
Basic W32 (L4/16) ...................................... 12" x 9" ............... 32 White .......... 9 .................... £13.50
Basic W48 (L4/24)...(DLH) ......................... 12" x 9" ............... 48 White .......... 9 .................... £16.50
Basic W64 (L4/32)...(DLH) ......................... 12" x 9" ............... 64 White .......... 9 .................... £25.95
Basic W64T (L4/32T)...(DLH) .................... 12" x 9" ............... 64 White .......... 9 .................... £27.95
BLACK PAGE - HARD COVER STOCKBOOKS With clear strips and glassine interleaving
Basic S16/5 (LS2/8) Single Interleaf ....... 9" x 7" ............... 16 Black .......... 6 ...................... £6.95
Basic S32/5 (LS2/16) Single Interleaf .... 9" x 7" ............... 32 Black .......... 6 ....................£12.50
Basic S16 (LS4/8) ...................................... 12" x 9" ............... 16 Black .......... 9 ...................... £9.50
Basic S32 (LS4/16) .................................... 12" x 9" ............... 32 Black .......... 9 ....................£15.50
Basic S64 (LS4/32)....(DLH) ...................... 12" x 9" ............... 64 Black .......... 9 ....................£29.95
WHITE PAGE - PADDED COVER STOCKBOOKS With glassine strips and double glassine interleaving
Available in red, black, green or blue
Comfort W32 (LP4/16)...(DLH) .................. 12" x 9" ............... 48 White .......... 9 .................... £15.50
Comfort W64 (LP4/32)...(DLH) .................. 12" x 9" ............... 64 White .......... 9 .................... £27.95
WHITE PAGE (EXTRA STRONG) - PADDED COVER STOCKBOOK WITH METAL CORNERS
Available in red, green or blue
Comfort Deluxe W64 (LP4/32-AM)...(DLH) 12" x 9" ............... 64 White .......... 9 .................... £31.25
BLACK PAGE - PADDED COVER STOCKBOOKS With glassine strips and double glassine interleaving
Available in red, black, green or blue
Comfort S32 (LSP4/16)...(DLH) ................. 12" x 9" ............... 32 Black .......... 9 ....................£17.50
Comfort S64 (LSP4/32)...(DLH) ................. 12" x 9" ............... 64 Black .......... 9 ....................£30.95
LEATHER LUXURY BLACK PAGE STOCKBOOKS All have clear strips, double clear interleaving
Available in red, black, green or blue
Premium S32 (LZS4/16N)...(DLH) ............ 12" x 9" ............... 32 Black .......... 9 .................... £23.50
Premium S48 (LZS4/24N)...(DLH) ............ 12" x 9" ............... 48 Black .......... 9 .................... £33.60
Premium S64 (LZS4/32N)...(DLH) ............ 12" x 9" ............... 64 Black .......... 9 .................... £41.25
LEATHER LUXURY BLACK PAGE STOCKBOOKS (AS ABOVE) WITH MATCHING LEATHERETTE SLIPCASE
Available in red, black, green or blue
Premium S32 Set (LZS4/16K)...(DLH) ...... 12" x 9" ............... 32 Black .......... 9 .................... £31.25
Premium S64 Set (LZS4/32K)...(DLH) ...... 12" x 9" ............... 64 Black .......... 9 .................... £49.50

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Errington and Martin. All Errington & Martin albums are now discontinued, but we happen to have three of the "Foolscap" albums, with pages. These are £6 each (and two of them have marks on the spine from old price labels.  
POSTCARD ALBUMS
We keep four main types in stock. Postcards come in different sizes, and some albums will not fit all sizes. We would generally classify three different postcard sizes as follows;
{a} Traditional old postcard size (or "stationery postcard size") as used commonly up to about the 1950s/60s, and usually about 140 x 87mm
{b} Modern size, as is the current size you'll commonly find on standard sale now, generally approx. 148 x 105mm (this is also the size for Post Office "PHQ Cards")
{c} Jumbo size, which covers a variety of dimensions and formats, and is simply bigger than "modern".
The capacity of an album will depend on how much thickness is stored in cards. If cards are put into pockets to show both sides this is clearly not as thick as cards inserted back-to-back and showing only the picture side. Inclusion of cards such as "silks" will further decrease the album's capacity.

Albums available;
Glen Postcard Album; two-ring binder (red, blue, green, black), supplied with 30 pages (capacity c.100 pages). Each page has two clear vertical pockets large enough to take "modern" or "traditional" sizes.    ..      £9.50
Extra pages can be had for this in a variety of formats, with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6H, 6V, 8, 10, or 15 pockets.    ..    15p each, £13.50 per 100 (mixed formats), £12.50 per 100 (of one format).

Guardian Postcard Album; four-ring binder (red, green, or blue), supplied with 10 pages (capacity c.60 pages). Each page has four clear vertical pockets large enough to take "modern" or "traditional" sizes.     ..     £11.95
Extra pages are £3.50 for ten, or £33 per hundred.
This binder will also take "Cosmic" pages (although these are just a slightly different width) which means that odd items of different sizes can be included.

Large "Six-Up" Postcard Album (previously "Castle" or "VT"); large four-ring binder (red, blue, green, black) supplied with 30 pages (capacity up to c.100 pages). Each page has six clear pockets, big enough only for the "traditional" size cards, either in landscape or portrait format - normally supplied as a mixture, but we can fit contents to your requirements.     ..     £19.95
Extra pages in either format      ..     45p each     ..     £4.00 per ten     ..     £36 per hundred

Modern Postcard Album; three-ring blue binder with 15 two-pocket clear pages, each pocket 180 x 130mm and therefore big enough to take many "jumbo" sized cards. This album no longer produced, but we still have stocks.     ..     £9.95
Extra pages £6.95 per packet of ten.
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Arricators. Self-adhesive red arrows for pointing out printing errors, features of design, etc. There used to be a great brand years ago which were cheap but good - they've not been available for a long time, but Lindner now supply these (and they are much more tasteful than the previous ones they had, which were very bright orange).
Red arrow indicators, each arrow 26mm long on a clear self-adhesive background. Lindner ref. 802 020.
Not suitable for sticking directly over the stamp, but will work best for a stamp that is already in a clear mount (e.g. Hawid, Showgard).
Packet of 100 arricators.     ..      £8.30

(German = Hinweispfeile selbstklebend; French = Fléchettes de signalisation, Spanish = Flechas Indicadoras, also "Indicator decals" in English)
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Peregrine (Web) photograph cornersPhoto Corners. Commonly used by stamp collectors for mounting covers, cards, and other slightly larger items.
Peregrine self-adhesive photograph corners. Small size (width across diagonal approx.13mm, longest edge 16mm). These are self-adhesive and come in a roll of 250 in a dispenser box. They are made of clear plastic. The adhesive back is stuck to your page, and the item being displayed slots into the corner without coming into contact with any adhesive.

Packet of 250 for £1.75

Tray of ten packets (= 2,500 corners) for £14.50
WATERMARK DETECTORSPrinz Supersafe Watermark Fluid
We stock a variety of watermark detectors, but our basic advice is that they are very personal items. That is, one that is suitable for one collector may not work well for another person - it has more to do with dexterity, eyesight, and your brain's ability to see patterns, than it has to do with the accessory itself. And you'll normally find that the collector who understands watermark production will get better results. So we don't recommend buying a watermark detector mail order !
We'll mention just one item here at the moment - Prinz Supersafe Watermark Fluid in 250ml cans at £9.95. These cannot be sent through the post but we have them available
for over-the-counter shop customers. (We also have the small dropper bottles at £1.60.) NB, the picture still shows a bottle - it now comes in cans.

CLEARFACE BAGS - transparent packets
Clear packets with white backs, suitable for sorting stamps (and many people use them for all sorts of other things too - coins, postcards, cigarette cars, documents, seeds, tickets, programmes, etc., etc.).
The front of each packet is made of clear polypropylene film, and the back is of white paper. They have flush tops (i.e. no fold-over flap) and they all open on the short side. For many purposes these are preferable over totally plastic packets, as they can "breathe" through the paper.
Sizes are given here in imperial, and prices are for bundles of an average 100, or for full packages of 1,000.

Size (Imperial)

Price per 100 (average)
Price per 1,000
4" x 6"

£2.15
£17.65
5" x 7"

£2.70
£20.25
5" x 8"

£2.95
£22.65
5.5" x 9"

£2.95
£21.65
7" x 10"

£3.45
£26.75
10" x 12"

£4.25
£37.50
12" x 14"

£6.95
£57.90 (to order)
12" x 16"

£7.25
£62.60 (to order)





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