Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Price List
of
U.K. Commemorative Stamps
Available from stock.  Click here to see an explanation of the different categories.
(Any prices quoted in grey indicate that we are out of stock.)
If you want to go straight to a later year, select it here;
1924-51 | 1953 | 1957 | 1958 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 19992000  |  2001  |  2002  |  2003  |  2004  |  2005  |  2006  |  2007  |  2008  |  2009

Year Issue No in set u.m. pres.pack
1924 Wembley 2 12.50 -
1925 Wembley 2 35.00 -
1929 PUC low values 4 15.00 -
1935 Silver Jubilee 4 4.00 -
1937 Coronation 1 0.15 -
1940 Centenary 6 3.00 -
1946 Victory 2 0.15 -
1948 Olympics 4 3.75 -

Silver Wedding 2 18.00 -

Channel Islands Liberation 2 0.15 -
1949 U.P.U. 4 0.75 -
1951 Festival of Britain 2 0.20 -
1953 Coronation 4 8.50 -
1957 Scout Jamboree 3 2.75 -

Parliamentary 1 0.30 -
1958 Empire Games 3 1.00 -
1960 General Letter Office 2 1.50 -

Europa 2 5.00 -
1961 P.O.Savings Bank 3 1.00 -

C.E.P.T. 3 0.20 -

Parliamentary 2 0.90 -
1962 N.P.Y. ordinary 3 0.90 -

N.P.Y. phosphor 3 10.00 -
1963 Freedom From Hunger ordinary 2 0.80 -

Freedom from Hunger phosphor 2 10.00 -

Paris ordinary 1 0.15 -

Paris phosphor 1 2.25 -

Nature Week ordinary 2 0.20 -

Nature Week phosphor 2 1.25 -

Lifeboat ordinary 3 1.25 -

Lifeboat phosphor 3 18.00 -

Red Cross ordinary 3 2.25 -

Red Cross phosphor 3 25.00 -

Commonwealth Cable ordinary 1 1.00 -

Commonwealth Cable phosphor 1 5.50 -
1964 Shakespeare ordinary 5 1.75 11.00

Shakespeare phosphor 4 4.25 -

Geographical ordinary 4 1.50 85.00

Geographical phosphor 4 10.00 -

Botanical ordinary 4 1.75 100.00

Botanical phosphor 4 10.00 -

Forth Road Bridge ordinary [Read some background about the presentation pack]
2 0.30 290.00

Forth Road Bridge phosphor 2 2.25 -
1965 Churchill ordinary 2 0.25 35.00

Churchill phosphor 2 1.00 -

Simon de Montfort's Parliament ordinary 2 0.40 42.00

De Monfort phosphor 1 0.40 -

Salvation Army ordinary 2 0.40 -

Salvation Army phosphor 2 1.00 -

Lister ordinary 2 0.45 -

Lister phosphor 2 1.00 -

Commonwealth Arts ordinary 2 0.40 -

Commonwealth Arts phosphor 2 1.20 -

Post Office Tower ordinary 2 0.20 9.25

Post Office Tower phosphor 2 0.20 -

United Nations ordinary 2 0.40 -

United Nations phosphor 2 1.00 -

Battle of Britain ordinary (with 4d se-tenant) 8 3.00 35.00

Battle of Britain (with 4d as singles) 8 2.00 -

Battle of Britain phosphor (with 4d se-tenant) 8 5.00 -

I.T.U. ordinary  2 0.40 -

I.T.U. phosphor 2 2.00 -
1966 Robert Burns ordinary 2 0.35 35.00

Robert Burns phosphor 2 0.75 -

Westminster Abbey ordinary 2 0.30 30.00

Westminster Abbey phosphor  1 0.10 -

Landscapes ordinary 4 0.50 -

Landscapes phosphor 4 0.45 -

World Cup ordinary 3 0.40 12.00

World Cup phosphor 3 0.40 -

Birds ordinary 4 0.45 10.00

Birds phosphor 4 0.45 -

England Winners (ordinary only) Read the story ! 1 0.15 -

Technology ordinary 4 0.50 10.00

Technology phosphor 4 0.55 -

Battle of Hastings ordinary (strip usually folded) 8 1.05 7.50

Battle of Hastings ordinary (4d as singles) 8 0.75 -

Battle of Hastings phosphor (strip usually folded) 8 1.05 -

Battle of Hastings phosphor (4d as singles) 8 0.75 -

Christmas (children's paintings) ordinary 2 0.20 9.50

Christmas phosphor 2 0.20 -
1967 EFTA ordinary 2 0.20 o/s

EFTA phosphor 2 0.20 -

Chichester 1 0.10 -

Flowers ordinary 6 0.70 12.00

Flowers phosphor 6 0.50 -

Paintings 3 0.25 o/s

Discoveries and Inventions 4 0.30 5.00

Christmas (old master paintings)
3 0.20 -
1968 Bridges 4 0.30 3.00

Anniversaries 4 0.30 3.00

Paintings 4 0.30 3.00

Christmas (children with toys)
3 0.20 3.00
1969 Ships 6 0.75 3.75

Concorde 3 0.30 5.00

Anniversaries 5 0.40 3.00

Cathedrals 6 0.50 4.00

Prince of Wales Investiture 5 0.25 2.00

Gandhi 1 0.10 -
See our separate list of  year sets  of mint commemoratives, first day covers, and presentation packs.
ITS THE MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO BUILD UP A COLLECTION
Year Issue No. in set u.m. pres.pack
1969 Post Office Technology 4 0.35 3.00

Christmas (nativity scenes)
3 0.20 3.00
1970 Cottages 4 0.35 3.50

Anniversaries 5 0.45 3.50

Literary Anniversaries (Dickens and Wordworth)
5 0.50 3.50

Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh ("The Friendly Games")
3 0.40 3.50

Philympia stamp exhibition
3 0.30 3.00

Christmas (nativity scenes, after De Lisle Psalter)
3 0.20 3.00

PRICING OF DECIMAL ISSUES; Please see explanation of this at foot of page.



1971 Ulster Paintings 3 F+10p 2.75

Literary Anniversaries (Keats, Gray, Scott)
3 F+10p 2.75

General Anniversaries 3 F+10p 2.75

Universities 4 F+10p 4.00

Christmas (nativity scenes, stained glass windows)
3 F+10p 2.00
1972 Polar Explorers 4 F+10p 2.75

Anniversaries 3 F+10p 2.25

Churches 5 F+10p 4.00

BBC and Marconi 4 F+10p 2.50

Christmas (angels)
3 F+10p 1.75

Silver Wedding 2 F+10p 1.25
1973  EEC 3 F+10p 1.00

Oak Tree 1 F+10p 1.25

Explorers 5 F+10p 1.75

Cricket       SEE LATER NOTES ABOUT PHQ CARDS 3 F+10p 3.00

Paintings 4 F+10p 1.25

Inigo Jones (mistakenly called "Indigo Jones" by so many people !)
4 F+10p 1.00

Parliamentary Conference 2 F+10p 1.00

Royal Wedding 2 F+10p 1.00

Christmas (Good King Wenceslas)
6 F+50p 1.50
1974 Chestnut Tree 1 F+10p 1.00

Fire Service 4 F+10p 1.75

UPU 4 F+10p 1.50

Mediaeval Warriors 4 F+10p 1.50

Churchill 4 F+10p 1.75

Christmas (roof bosses)
4 F+10p 1.25
1975 Charity 1 F+10p (not issued)

Turner 4 F+10p 1.25

Architecture 5 F+10p 1.25

Sailing 4 F+10p 1.00

Railways 4 F+10p 2.00

Parliamentary 1 F+10p 0.50

Jane Austen 4 F+10p 1.50

Christmas (angels with musical instruments)
4 F+10p 1.50
1976 Telephone Centenary 4 F+10p 1.25

Social Reformers 4 F+10p 1.25

USA Bicentennial 1 F+10p 0.60

Roses 4 F+10p 1.25

National Cultural Traditions 4 F+10p 1.25

William Caxton 4 F+10p 1.25

Christmas (medieval embroidery)
4 F+10p 1.25
1977 Racket Sports 4 F+10p 1.25

Chemistry 4 F+10p 1.25

Heads of Government 1 F+10p 0.50

Silver Jubilee (p.pack excludes 9p) 5 F+10p 1.00

Wildlife 5 F+10p 1.00

Christmas (Twelve Days of Christmas)
6 F+10p 1.00
PHQ Cards; from this point onwards, we quote prices for these postcards. In earlier years however (back to 1973), prices, qualities, and stocks are much more variable. Please contact us for a quote.
Year Issue No. 
in set
u.m. Pres.pack

PRICING OF DECIMAL ISSUES; Please see explanation of this at foot of page.


1978 Energy 4 F+10p F+10p

Historic Buildings 4 F+10p F+10p

Historic Buildings miniature sheet (1) F+10p (not issued)

Coronation Anniversary 4 F+10p F+10p

Horses 4 F+10p F+10p

Cycling 4 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (customs)
4 F+10p F+10p
1979 Dogs 4 F+10p F+10p

Spring Flowers 4 F+10p F+10p

European Elections 4 F+10p F+10p

Horse Racing 4 F+10p F+10p

Year of the Child 4 F+10p F+10p

Rowland Hill 4 F+10p F+10p

Rowland Hill miniature sheet (1) F+10p (not issued)

Police 4 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (Christmas Story)
5 F+10p F+10p





For ease and speed of file downloading and management, we continue on a new page. CLICK HERE to see the price list from 1980 onwards.

HOW TO ORDER; you can order by post, by telephone, or by e-mail.
HOW TO PAY; you can pay by cheque, by cash, or by credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Switch and Delta accepted).

Please see our  How to Order page for details - we try to be as helpful as possible when finding ways that you can pay !

QUALITY; all prices are for goods in the following conditions;
Mint sets - prices for unmounted mint, with no faults. Any sets issued in blocks or strips se-tenant are supplied that way unless specifically stated. We can very often supply lightly mounted mint examples of some of the dearer pre-decimal sets, usually at about 40% less than the prices here.
First day covers up to 1970 - the prices here for covers to 1970 are very arbitrary. Covers appear in a wide variety of qualities, styles of envelopes, different postmarks, and so on. Our prices are for good average/fine first day covers on illustrated envelopes, with no serious faults, and in "the quality you can reasonably expect to find". If you want to be any more specific, we suggest you contact us, as we do stock many thousands of covers. Prices for this section should really be taken as a guide only; you may find that we do not have a cover at the price quoted, but may well have a choice at higher and lower prices.
First Day Covers from 1971 onwards - the prices we quote are for "Bureau covers", that is the full set on a Post Office envelope with typed address and Philatelic Bureau cancel. Again, we stock a much, much, wider variety at any time.
Presentation Packs - all prices are for fine condition, although in the earlier years, a certain amount of cellophane shrinkage/warping/splitting is to be expected. Our stock usually represents the better end of the range of quality of the material that passes through our hands. In later years (mid-1970s onwards), we would expect to supply in "Post Office Quality", i.e. as supplied when new. (In some cases our packs will be better than average post office issue quality, as any we see with obvious short perforations etc. on the stamps will be rejected by us.)
PHQ Postcards - prices for mint cards from 1978 onwards are for very fine condition. There may be the tiniest of blemishes or corner dents/little scratches, but these are usually of the seriousness only noticed by the very fussy. If you are a very fussy collector, please say so, and we will try to oblige. Prices for used (first day) cards are also for very fine, although due to their processing it is more likely that they may have minor blemishes, but again nothing serious. Used cards will either be unaddressed, with pencil address, or may have a neat address (typed, rubber stamp, or label). If you only want unaddressed please say so. 



 Last updated Friday 11 December 2015.
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Robert Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Edinburgh 
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 or 0131 478 7021
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Pricing of decimal issues. We have used a method of pricing which may at first seem complicated, but is easily understood with a minute's serious thinking !
Simply, we sell virtually everything at face value plus just a small handling charge. So, for example, we'll take the example of the 2000 "Tree and Leaf" set, which comprises 2nd Class (50p), 1st Class (60p), 45p, and 65p denominations. A complete set of four stamps therefore has a total face value of 2.20, we will charge 2.20 plus 10p. For the presentation pack we will also charge 2.20 plus 10p. However, if you just need one or two odd stamps from the set (rather than buy the whole set) we'd charge face value plus 10p for each stamp (i.e. 70p for the 1st Class one, or 55p for the 45p value).
Once you've got your head round this it will all be quite simple.

Until you get to the exceptions !
There are some issues here and there which are scarcer, and these carry a higher premium than normal. Throughout the list, you can see whether something has a standard price, which will be marked as "F+10p" (= face value plus 10p), or if it is higher the premium will be obvious, as they'll be noted as for example "F+50p" or "F+6" for 50p or 6 above face value respectively.
We've a page with all the face values listed at www.stamp-shop.com/UK-commemorative-face-values.html
The advantages of this system are varied, but the largest to us is that we don't need to reprice everything any time there's a change in postal rates.

Other categories not priced on the list;
First Day Covers; We do not now list individual standard first day covers, as they are so cheap. You can buy them in our shop from out big "pick-your-own" boxes at 50p each (or 10 for 4, or 100 for 30). We also sell sandom bundles at 20 per hundred or 15 per kilo. We do keep stocks of individually priced FDCs, but these are the ones with better postmarks, or privately produced covers, etc.
PHQ Cards; Again, we have stopped pricing all but the earliest cards individually, and sell them in bundles by weight, or from browsing boxes in our shop.
Used Stamps; We have extensive stocks of individual used commemoratives, but these don't have standard prices due to quality of cancel etc.
Gutter Pairs; for the vast majority of these we just charge for two sets.