Robert Murray Stamp Shop,


Edinburgh Castle stamp

Scotland's best-stocked and most popular stamp shop
(also handling coins, banknotes, medals, and cards)

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Basic information  about our shop  (location, opening times, stocks, and so on).
United Kingdom Commemoratives  price list .
Background to our auctions .
Details of our services as  valuers .
Information about stamp and postcard clubs in the Edinburgh area.
Details of  how to order from us. Buy stamps online !
A list of some of our own  favourite hyperlinks .
Our policies on returns, complaints, privacy, security, etc.

Public Health Situation - Coronavirus
At present
(updated 26 March) our shop is closed until further notice. We have different areas of business, and these are affected as follows;
{1} Our retail shop. Following Scottish and UK Government instruction, we cannot open to members of the public, until further notice.
{2} Valuations. All appointments are cancelled. At this stage there is no point asking for an appointment to be rescheduled.
{3} Mail Order. All my hard-working shop staff are now on furlough, and our local post office has closed due to a staffing shortage. Mail order is now also discontinued.
{4} Auctions. We had an auction scheduled for Monday 1st June, but restrictions mean that this cannot go ahead on that date. Look here for any updates.
{5} Enquiries and information. I will not be able to answer phone calls. I am unlikely to respond to any communications by post. I'll be able to monitor emails, and answer some. There may also be some less formal updates on our Facebook page.

As the situation is fluid, please always follow Government advice and guidelines, and check here for any updates.
I understand that many of our customers are going to be quite isolated at home for some time. I'm keen to help, happy to do some business
, and always positive about our hobby as a fine pastime . . . . but I'm also aware that there's a very important responsibility to protect the health of my staff, customers, and the public at large. There must be a balanced view, and collecting is not as crucial as health !

Next Auction
Plans for our next auction sale are being investigated. It is unlikely to be able to go ahead in the usual format. The catalogue will be available here about a week before the sale. If you want to be informed when it is available please email us. See this page for general auction information.
Our auctions are normally held roughly every couple of months. If you have material you might like to sell, please get in touch to make an appointment.

Modern U.K. Coins
We have been getting such a large number of phone calls about modern UK coins - particularly the 50p, but also 1 and 2 - that we have written new web pages explaining the actual values of them; see fifty pence, one pound, or two pound pages. We do not need to buy any of these !

Forth Road Bridge 1964-2014 50th Anniversary Souvenir PackForth
                                                          Road Bridge
We produced a special pack for the Bridge's Fiftieth Birthday, using original 1964 stamps, the black card and clear cover from 1970s/80s packs, but with a completely new descriptive wrapper, using photographs taken on the actual anniversary day (4 September 2014). These are available in our shop at 5 each.

Robert Murray Stamp Shop on Amazon
We usually have a wide range of books in stock, from very general popular titles, to some very specialised and often esoteric. Even visitors to our shop probably woudn't know we had them unless they asked. We have recently started offering some of these on Amazon; follow this link to see our current offerings (takes you off-site). And of course anything there is also available to retail shop customers.) OUR AMAZON LISTINGS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY REMOVED, but should return soon.

The Shop has an online presence on Facebook and LinkedIn. Please feel free to "like" or "connect" as appropriate in order to keep up with some of the snippets and comments that might not appear here.

Gift Vouchers
We can provide gift vouchers for any value 5 upwards, and which can be spent on any purchases from our shop. We're even happy for people to spend their voucher in stages. These can be supplied by post.

We made a policy decision to stop handling new UK stamp issues as a matter of course. (We do however continue to handle them on the secondary market.) For further information please follow this link.
Also see Robert Murray's major article (published in The Philatelic Exporter) on the subject of the British Post Office's stamp issuing policy, and how this might effect the stamp business. Follow this link.

Other quick links; Are you new to Edinburgh ?  Thinking of making a visit ?  Edinburgh is a marvellous city, and you can get yourself a quick introduction to it by watching this short video produced by Edinburgh University.
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Robert Murray's Stamp Shop

Robert Murray Stamp Shop

Members; Scottish Philatelic Trade Association (founder member), Philatelic Traders Society
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens, Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH3 5PU, Scotland
Telephone 0131 552 1220 or  0131 478 7021
E-mail Skype name; stampshop (email to fix a time)
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Robert Murray's Stamp Shop

Last updated Saturday 23 May 2020
There are pages on this site with information about Great Britain Stamps, Robert Murray's Philatelic Bureau, Isle of Man stamps, Jersey stamps, kiloware,stamp albums and accessories, philatelic literature and stamp catalogues, modern sets of Aland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland,Iceland, and Norway. Within the United Kingdom listings are sections for Scottish Airletters, non-commemorative presentation packs,year books, year sets,pictorial booklets, and ofprestige booklets. The supplies page will give information about the products of Stanley Gibbons, Hagner, Prinz, Hawid, Showgard, Davo, Lighthouse, Compass, Cosmic, Royal Mail, Barrington, Prangnell, Rapkin, Godden, Benham, and Safe, as well as general information about watermark detectors and ultra-violet lamps.
Beatles Stamps.Robert Burns stampsStamp albums for children, and starter packs. Modern coin values.

Pages are here about our stamp auctions, our stamp shop itself, valuation service, direction maps, stamps for charity, coin shop banknotes and medals, Edinburgh Walking Tours and Edinburgh Running Tours, and much more.
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