Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Established 1977
Members SPTA, PTS
Scotland's Best-Stocked and Most Popular Stamp Shop

Postal Address; Robert Murray Stamp Shop, 5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5PU
Telephone 0131 552 1220, or 0131 478 7021 

Email  Website  Skype name "stampshop"

Robert Murray opened the present shop in January 1977, having been a collector from about the age of seven. After leaving school (while still at school he had some experience of trading to support his own collecting habit) he worked for a well-known firm of auctioneers before making the big step into self-employment. Quite simply, the shop has carried on in business at the same address ever since. [Read a brief biography here.]

The shop is on the north side of Edinburgh. Inverleith Gardens is that part of the main Ferry Road (the A902) to the west of the junction with Inverleith Row. Our Shop (see picture) is situated fifty metres west of that junction.
The nearest landmark/tourist attraction is the Royal Botanic Garden, just slightly nearer the city centre than us, and well worth a visit. Click here to get maps.
(By the way, Edinburgh Castle, which we have used as a backdrop to this page, can be seen from our shop's back window, but only if you stand on the sink !) 
NOTICE :: The Shop does not now open at any regular hours. We are open for a day now and again (details are posted on our home page), and can sometimes see customers by appointment.


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Robert Murray - "Behind The Counter"

Our stocks are very large, wide, and varied.
We try as far as possible to stock the stamps of the whole world, of all periods, common and scarce, mint and used, sets and odds. Completion is of course commercially impossible. Add to this covers, priced album pages, packets and bags of stamps,  kiloware, and so on, and you get some idea of what we have. We cannot practically produce lists of all our stocks, but hope from time to time to post up a bit more on this website whenever we can (see our site contents page).
Stocks change constantly, and regular visitors to our shop can expect to see new material appearing all the time.
We are also very busy in coins, banknotes, medals, etc. Our coin stock is of many thousands of individually priced items, plus pick-your-own boxes and mixed bags. Gold (bullion) coins are also handled (but by appointment). We can also sometimes advise on jewellery items.

We also carry large stocks of albums, catalogues, and accessories for stamps, coins, postcards, etc.  We can't be sure, but we reasonably think that ours is probably one of the best two or three such stocks you will find in any shop in the UK.
We are an entirely independent business, and are therefore not tied to any particular wholesalers, manufacturers, or suppliers. We take pride in being able to offer customers competitive alternatives to some of the more expensive brands.
If you want a valuation (of stamps, cards, coins, medals, or banknotes) you should get in touch in the first place. We are no longer buying for stock, but can often advise on possible alternative dealers and auctioneers. The valuations we continue to carry out are more formal; for example for estate valuation or for insurance. 
Robert Murray is a member of various appropriate organisations, for example;
The Scottish Philatelic Trade Association (Founder Member and Past-Chairman), The Philatelic Traders' Society,
The Scottish Philatelic Society (Past-President), The Edinburgh Philatelic Society,
Scandinavia Philatelic Society, Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle, East Coast Vikings, Philatelic Vexillology Society.

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Last updated Friday 12 July 2024.
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