Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
KILOWARE

We stock kiloware of the whole world, often in a number of different categories.
"KILOWARE" - stamps sold by weight, normally still on the backing paper as they've been cut or torn from envelopes.
At the time of writing we have now consolidated all our stocks - we have about 1.75 tonnes - and are now running down stocks until everything is sold. Some categories are now being offered with the alternative of larger quantities at discounted prices per kilo. Over the coming weeks we'll monitor our stocks. If something is selling fine the price will not change; if a type is only going slowly (or we've got particularly large quantities) you may see some price reductions coming in. (Your gamble - you could wait to see if the price comes down, then find that we sell out, or you could hold off and get a bargain later !). A
nything marked as "sold out" will not be available again.

Weights are average net contents.

A NOTE REGARDING THE PRESENT STATE OF KILOWARE;
Things have changed in recent years. Going back a decade or two, most of the stamps charities were given would be from current or recent mail, but they would always have some that people had from clearing out an old house, or going through old family papers. They might therefore have gathered in a year, say, 19kg of generally new mix plus 1kg of older, so the mix looked like new stuff and was a good source of recent stamps.
The current situation is that people actually get very few stamps in the mail. Charities get smaller amounts handed in (although prices are much better than they were some years ago). So the same charity might now be getting only 2kg of new mix, but they are still getting the 1kg of older stamps, and the mixture appears less appealing to the collector looking for newer issues.
Almost everything we get now is like that, with a fair number of older stamps included, and I'm afraid collectors will just have to get used to it !
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR CURRENT STATE OF WINDING DOWN THE RETAIL SHOP ?;
We have had much less material coming in, although for a while we continued to get new material from some of our regular charities.
However, while going through all our stock we've been finding odd bags, packets, and boxes of kiloware here and there, which is all being gathered together so that we can make some final offerings.
Our previous list is cancelled, and will be updated as we process stock. Quantities are very varied - there are some categories where we'll only have one bag available, yet others where we'll have hundreds. Everything has been reviewed; categories, content, packet sizes, and prices.
ORDERING;
The fact that something is listed and priced here means that we had stocks when this page was updated.
We don't always have all bags in all sizes already made up (particularly the larger quantities), so if you are intending to collect from our shop please contact us first so that we can have it ready for you.
Code Country Description
Weight * per bag Price
per bag
Capital
United Kingdom Our "Capital Mix" is our most popular UK mix. This is material received from charities, sometimes with some added that we have stored for a while, and sometimes also with some older stuff mixed in, giving a wider variety of content than often found. All types included - definitives, country stamps, commemoratives, greetings, and Christmas issues. Scottish country stamps ("regionals") are found in good numbers.
On-paper
1kg
5kg
20kg
100kg
£16.
£75.
£280.
£1,000.
Large
United Kingdom Commemorative and Christmas (we try to keep the Christmas content within 25%, but cannot guarantee it). On-paper 100g
200g
500g
£3.75
£6.75
£16.
Castles
United Kingdom
Decimal Castles stamps on paper. Mixed issues, mixed cancels, very occasional other stamps attached. Made up "as it comes". On-paper 200g
£12.50
CSD
United Kingdom
"Charity Stamps Direct" box, where people have sent stamps directly to us as donations to charity. Most packages are not opened by us, and these boxes are therefore a bit of a gamble !  We do not entertain returns or complaints on these, as you are probably as likely to get a marvelous box as a terrible one. Available to shop customers only, as a disclaimer form has to be signed.

4kg
£50.
Pre
United Kingdom
Pre-decimal (i.e. everything should be before 1971 - mainly Queen Elizabeth issues, but some older also). On-paper 100g
500g
1.8kg
£4.75
£21.00
£71.
Scot
United Kingdom
Scotland Country Stamps. Mix of Scottish "regionals" collected up to about 1995. Made up to order.
On-paper 1kg
5kg
18kg
£5
£22
£70.
Small
United Kingdom
UK Small Stamps. Mainly Machin definitives (high proportion 1st/2nd) of mixed ages, much smaller quantities of country stamps (mainly Scotland) and of Christmas.
On-paper 1kg
5kg
8kg
£6.50
£30.
£44.
Cheap
United Kingdom
Cheap Mix. This is just the thing for anybody looking for quantity without needing quality !  This may/will contain; mainly definitives (Machins/NVIs) or Scottish country stamps, or Christmas issues, sometimes heavy duplication, sometimes excess backing paper, hardly anything recent. Made up to order.
On-paper 1kg
5kg
20kg
£6.
£25.
£80.
UK Off
United Kingdom Off-paper mix, as gathered from charities (usually modern/recent) and from the bottom of boxes in which we have bought collections (often older), plus sometimes masses that people have soaked off over the years.
Off-paper
25 grams
100g
500g
1.8kg
£2.25
£7.50
£29.
£79.
UK Odd
United Kingdom
Bags made up from one odd (but very big) batch we purchased some years ago This mix includes more than the normal by way of complete postmarks, often including slogans and meter marks, and sometimes also has complete envelopes (or large parts). Mainly 1960s to 1970s/80s. Other odd bits included (some foreign, some non-stamp items). On-paper 1kg
2kg
£15
£25
UK FDC
United Kingdom
First Day Covers by weight !  We get so many of these we are always looking for ways to dispose of our excess stocks. Absolutely as they come, probably nearly all typed or handwritten addresses, usually a bit of duplication. Excellent source of used sets.
Covers
1 kilo
10 kilos
£15.
£140.
Islands Channel Islands
and Isle of Man
General mix. Tends to have a mix of definitives and Christmas/commemoratives, and with material included sometimes going back a few years. The mix between the islands is not always equal !
NB; Current stock is of just Guernsey and Jersey (sometimes a few Alderney) with probably little or no Isle of Man.
On-paper 50g
500g
5kg
£3.25
£28.
£215.


World Mixes



World 1 Foreign "Superior Grade" World Kiloware. One of our most popular bags - we sell loads of this !  A whole-world mix, containing little or no UK. When material comes in to us, simply if it looks better it goes into the Superior mix, and if it looks less exciting it goes into the Standard.
Many of our shop customers make regular repeat purchases.
On-paper 120g
£5.25
World 2
Foreign
"Superior Grade" as above but in big bags.

1kg
£37.75


"Superior Grade" - if you are giving us a mail order for two or more items coming to 2kg, we can make up an 800g bag of this so as to make a 1.8kg order which fits within the 2kg weight band and makes the postage cost more sensible. This might take a little longer as we don't keep any pre-made bags.

800g
£30.20


"Superior Grade" as above but in VERY BIG bags.

8kg £290.
World 3 World "Standard Grade" whole-world mix with just a little U.K. Still a decent mix, but simply not as good as the Superior. Excellent value for the number of stamps for the price.
On-paper 120g £2.75
World 4
World
"Standard Grade" as above but in big bags.

1kg
£19.75


"Standard Grade" - see note about Superior Grade 800g bags above.

800g
£15.90


"Standard Grade" as above but in VERY BIG bags.

8kg £149.00
World Off
World
Off-paper mix, as obtained from charities (usually modern/recent) and from the bottom of boxes in which we have bought collections (often older), plus bulk or excess material we sometimes purchase or gather. Usually contains a smaller number of UK, will usually have duplication to some degree, and might include a few damaged stamps, as we do not check these stamps individually (which also gives the chance of an occasional "find").
Sorry, that description doesn't do the mix justice !  Another of our popular sellers in our shop, with constant repeat sales.
Off-paper
25g
100g
500g
1.8kg
£4.25
£14.
£49.
£149.
CW
Commonwealth
Commonwealth. A mix of numerous countries, spanning many years, and not too much of the "big" countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or South Africa. Occasionally just a little UK and Ireland included, and sometimes an odd stray non-Commonwealth. Nice mix ! On-paper 120g
500g
£6.75
£24.75


"Retirement Sale" big mixes.
We've got big stocks of this stuff so we've decided to make up some special clearance batches. Our stock of these is of way over a million stamps so we'd be happy for you to buy a few thousand !
Each lot will be 500g of world off-paper, plus 200g of UK off-paper, and we'll also chuck in a few odd "freebies" with each batch. (If you buy a repeat lot we'll try not to repeat the same free items. Therefore if you are making a repeat order please tell us when you bought your previous one.)
There will definitely be duplication among the thousands of stamps you get, and please allow for there being some damaged here and there. (There might even be an odd stamp on-paper, etc. There is so much stuff we can't possibly check each one.)
Give one a go !



  £40.00



Some of the following are only available in very small numbers (some we've got loads !).

Code Country
Weight * per bag Price
per bag
Oz
Australia. Colourful general mix of mixed ages. Good variety.
On-paper
120g
500g
£4.25
£15.75
Oz-off
Australia. Off-paper mix made up at random from loose stock. Good variety, but every packet will have duplication (sometimes to excess). Average packet contains perhaps about 350 stamps. Off-paper
20g
£4.
Can-1
Canada. Mixed ages. A decent mix though always including some very common. On-paper 120g £4.25
Can-2
Canada. A last-minute find of a big carton of kiloware from about the 1970s and 1980s (some 1990s seen). There's about 25kg of stamps, with moderate/wide margins of envelope paper. We're selling it by the kilo, with the option at any time for someone to buy all our remaining stock at a discount rate. (Therefore, if we've sold five 1kg bags you can buy the remaining 20kg for £200.)
On-paper
1kg
or
The lot at
£18.

£10. per kilo
SL
Ceylon/Sri Lanka. On-paper 50g £7.50 now reduced
to £3.75
Dk-off
Denmark. Off-paper mix made up at random from loose stock. Good variety, but every packet will have duplication (sometimes to excess). Average packet contains perhaps about 350 stamps.
Off-paper 20g £4.
Fra-1
France. Mainly collected in France, plus some collected in UK, occasionally a few from other countries. On-paper 100g £4.25
Fra-2
France. Some of the mix listed above, and a scattering of more recent material.
On-paper
100g
£4.50
Ger
Germany. Collected by a charity in Leipzig over a number of months leading up to mid-2008. Very high proportion of modern Germany, with some older, and often a reasonable scattering of other countries. Occasional excess paper.
On-paper 100g
1kg
5kg
£2.50
£17.50
£75.
Leipzig
Plus
Germany "Leipzig Plus" Mix. A 1kg bag which is about 50% from the mix described above, and about 50% from other sources older and newer.
On-paper
1kg
£17.50
HK-1
Hong Kong. Large proportion from about mid/late 1990s.

On-paper 100g
£4.75
HK-2
Hong Kong. Bags made up of roughly 80% of the above mix and 20% of newer material. Limited stocks.
On-paper
100g
£5.25
EI
Ireland. General mixture - range of recent years with a scattering of older now and again. On-paper 100g
500g
1kg
£3.25
£15.
£28.50
EI-off
Ireland. Off-paper mix made up at random from loose stock. Good variety, but every packet will have duplication (sometimes to excess). Average packet contains perhaps about 350 stamps. Off-paper
20g
250g
£4.
£42.
NZ
New Zealand. Mixed ages. Limited stocks.
On-paper 110g
£4.95
Scand
Scandinavia (most of Denmark, fewer of Norway and Sweden - seldom Finland, and only rarely will there be Aland, Faroes, Greenland or Iceland).
On-paper 150g
500g
£5.75
£17.75
SAf-1
South Africa. General mix, some years old.
On-paper 100g
£3.50
SAf-2
South Africa. Old to new mix, with a scattering of S.W.A.
On-paper
100g
£4.25
CH-1 Switzerland. Mainly 1960s mix with many commemoratives. On-paper 120g £4.75
CH-2
Switzerland. Some of the above "1960s mix" and some newer material.
On-paper
120g
£5.25
USA
United States of America. Mixed ages. Some collected in the USA, some in the UK.
On-paper 120g
1kg
5kg
£3.75
£32.50
£150.

US-off
United States of America. Off-paper mix made up at random from loose stock. Good variety, but every packet will have duplication (sometimes to excess). Average 50g packet contains perhaps about 700 to 1,000 stamps.
Off-paper
50g
500g
£4.
£25.
US-cheap
United States of America. "Dead cheap". Used off-paper stamps which came to us in packets supposedly with 1,000 stamps per packet. Quite modern, and highly duplicated.
Off-paper
Per packet
£1. only
Zim Zimbabwe. This is a mix all from about the same period, collected around 1995-2000, usually on thicker paper.
On-paper 100g
500g
1kg
£4.75
£21.75
£39.




COINS - see full list of wholesale coins at www.stamp-shop.com/coins-wholesale.html


Coin 1
World Coins Bags of mixed world coins, generally quite modern "dross" (low denominations, or out-of-date, etc.) but with occasional older or more unusual bits. (Note that postage on coins is quite expensive.)
900g £6.
Coin 2
World Coins
Same mix as above, bigger bags.
9kg
£50.
Nostalgia Bag
UK Coins
A bag with a selection of British pre-decimal coins, comprising; 20 x penny, 15 x halfpenny, 10 x brass threepence, and two each of farthing, sixpence, shilling, florin, and half crown. We call them "Nostalgia Bags".  -
£3.50

UK Pennies
Pre-decimal pennies, mainly KG5 to QE. Subject to stock - please check before coming in.
900g
9kg
£6.75
£60.

UK Halfpennies
Pre-decimal halfpennies, mainly KG5 to QE. Subject to stock - please check before coming in. 900g
9kg
£6.75
£60.

UK 1d/½d
Pre-decimal pennies and halfpennies, mainly KG5 to QE. Subject to stock - bags of mainly pennies with some halfpennies included.
900g
£6.75


Remember, postage and handling are charged on top of these prices if they are to be sent out. See our "How to Order" page for details.
* Weights are approximate but honest ! 



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