Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh

STAMP AUCTIONS

We hold auctions every few weeks throughout the season (approx. September to June). These in the main are general stamp auctions, but we do occasionally have sales of other material. Most stamp auctions can also have smaller sections of postcards, coins, cigarette cards, medals, banknotes, and the like, and about every third auction includes a stronger Collectables section. 


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links to
catalogues.

The provisional programme of sales is as follows;

30 January 2017, 27 March 2017, 5 June 2017

(Dates may be subject to change. Publication of the auction catalogue is confirmation of the auction date.)

PICTURES !

Click here to see 
colour images of 
selected items 
from some of our
past auctions



Read our list of good reasons why you should deal with us, whether buying or selling !

Our sales are Public Auctions, held always on a Monday evening (normally 7.00pm start, with viewing of larger lots from 3pm and smaller lots from 5pm) at the Stewart's-Melville Club Pavilion, which is 650 metres west from our shop, on the same road (Ferry Road). (See maps.)         
Viewing is available in our shop in the week preceding the sale, and it is also sometimes possible to get scans by email (or photocopies of suitable lots for a small charge). Images of some lots may be viewed in this website, and email requests for lots to be added to the available selection will be considered (although not always acted upon !).                             

stamp auction venue - stewarts-melville clubhouse
The stamp auction venue

The vast majority of lots come from third parties, for whom we are selling on commission.
To the pleasure of our customers, buyers are not faced with complicated invoices with numerous additional charges; there is a simple buyer's premium of 10% added to the price at which lots are knocked down (this includes value-added tax). There is no handling charge per lot or per invoice, nor is there any v.a.t. charged in addition to the knock-down price. What you pay is the price the hammer falls at plus 10%. Postal buyers are charged simply the cost of postage onto the price of their lots. There is no additional fee for the use of credit or debit cards (as long as postal buyers give their details at the time of making their bids).

Some of our auctions are described as "Stamp Auctions" and will be almost entirely stamps, though usually with a small section of non-philatelic lots.
Other auctions are "Stamps and Collectables" and these have much stronger Collectables sections, which will include postcards, cigarette & trade cards, coins, medals, banknotes, and other categories.


Our charges for sellers are a commission of 12% of the sale price, plus administration fees of 1.50 per lot and 6.50 per vendor, all plus v.a.t. at 20% .
Minimum charge for a vendor in any auction is 12 (10 + vat).
Our full list of terms and conditions includes details of storage charges for any unsold lots which are not collected, as well as minimum charges for heavy and bulky lots, and charges for unsold lots where a reserve has not been initially agreed by us.

At most of our public auctions we also run a "Buy or Bid Sale" concurrently with the main sale. People bring things on the evening to include in the sale, and customers may either buy them outright or make bids. For the Buy or Bid sale we charge 25p per lot entry fee, plus 10% on any sales. Lots can be accepted in advance (with an entry fee of 25p or 1 per lot, depending on size).
Our policy for live telephone bidding can be seen at this link. We get asked about this much more often now compared to a few years ago, and think this is probably due to so much being seen on daytime television !
If you would like to see our next auction catalogues (or our previous one), you should be able to view or download them by clicking below. Your software will probably prompt you to confirm that you want it. It will probably give you the option of either viewing the document or downloading it. It may also warn you about "dangerous material" - all we can say is that to the best of our knowledge there is nothing dangerous in our auction catalogues (except perhaps the temptation to spend money !). The auction catalogues do not always look pretty - they are designed for publishing on paper, and only minor changes have been made to them to make them internet-accessable. They are either in .doc format ("microsoft word") or html.
** PAST AUCTION LISTINGS LISTED BELOW ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INTEREST AND REFERENCE **

30 January 2017 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
5 December 2016 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
26 September 2016 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
29 August 2016 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
6 June 2016 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
21 March 2016 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
1 February 2016 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
23 November 2015 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
12 October 2015 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
7 September 2015 - Malcolm Cant Library of Edinburgh Books etc. (at our shop)
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
24 August 2015 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
8 June 2015 - Stamps and Collectables Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
30 March 2015 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
2 February 2015 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
24 November 2014 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
13 October 2014 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
25 August 2014 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
9 June 2014 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
31 March 2014 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
3 February 2014 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
25 November 2013
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
7 October 2013
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
26 August 2013
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
3 June 2013 - Collectables, Specialised France and Germany,
and General Stamps.
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
(large file size - about 11MB)
25 March 2013
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
4 February 2013 - Stamps
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
10 December 2012 - Malcolm Cant Collection,
Collectables, and Stamps.
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
5 November 2012
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
1 October 2012 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
27 August 2012 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
11 June 2012 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
23 April 2012 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
5 March 2012 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
6 February 2012 (originally planned for 30 January)
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
28 November 2011 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
10 October 2011 - Stamps and Collectables
Stamps
Collectables
(follow links from
web page shown left)
(follow links from web page)
5 September 2011 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
13 June 2011 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
2 May 2011 - Stamps and Collectables
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
14 March 2011 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
7 February 2011 - Stamps
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
6 December 2010 - Stamps and Collectables -
POSTPONED (snow) - rescheduled to Monday 13th December
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
25 October 2010 - Stamps Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
6 September 2010 - Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
21 June 2010 Collectables
Web version
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
21 June 2010 Stamps
Web version "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
26 April 2010 Stamps
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
8 March 2010 Stamps
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
18 January 2010 Stamps and Collectables
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
7 December 2009 General Stamp Auction
Web page
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
7 December 2009 Specialised Modern UK Stamps
Web page
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
2 November 2009 Coins
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
26 October 2009 Stamps
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
14 September 2009 Stamps and Collectables
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
17 August 2009 Stamps
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
15 June 2009 Stamps and Collectables
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
27 April 2009 Stamps
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
13 April 2009 - Mega Buy or Bid Sale
(no catalogue to be published)
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16 March 2009 - Stamps
Web page
"Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
2 February 2009 - Stamps and Collectables
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
8 December 2008 - Stamps
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
10 November 2008 - Stamps
Web page
"Word" document
"Word" document with illustrations
29 September 2008 - Stamps and Collectables
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
29 September 2008 - Banknotes
Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations
25 August 2008 - Stamps
Web page
"Word" document
16 June 2008 Stamps and Collectables  - word version


19 May 2008
or Word version



14 April 2008 Stamps and Collectables - word version


3 March 2008 Stamps and Collectables Auction - or word version











Web page "Word" document "Word" document with illustrations

 
PREVIOUS AUCTION CATALOGUES are available by following the links below

24 September 2007
 (or Word version)

28 January 2008 Stamp Auction - word version
2 April 2007
 (or word version)
7 May 2007 - (or word version) 18 June 2007 - or word version


4 December 2006
(word version)
22 January 2007 
(
word version)


15 May 2006
 or word version

19 June 2006 - (or word version)
19 June 2006 Slogans/Meters - word version

28 August 2006
(or word version)

5 December 2005
(or word version)
30 January 2006
(or Word version)
6 March 2006
 
(or word version)
29 August 2005
word version

26 September 2005 Stamp Auction - web page version - word version Cinderellas Auction 3 October - web page version - word version
Scottish Postal History Auction - web page version
- word version
31 October 2005 Stamp Auction  - word version
7 November 2005 Scouting/Mafeking Auction- word version 
7 November 2005 Collectables Auction  - word version

 28 February 2005
(or Word version)

4 April 2005
(or Word version)

16 May 2005
(or Word version)

25 October
(or Word version)

1 November 2004 Collectables
(or Word version)

24 January 2005
(or Word version)

24 May 2004
(or Word version)
28 June 2004
(or Word version)
30 August 2004
(or word version)

27 September 2004
(or Word version)

January 2004
(or Word version)
23 February 2004
(or Word version)
22 March 2004
(or Word version)
19 April 2004
(or Word version)
29 September 2003
(or Word version)
27 October 2003
(or Word version)
3 November 2003 Collectables
(or Word version)
 8 December 2003
(or Word version)
28 April 2003
(or Word version)
26 May 2003
(or Word version)
23 June 2003
(or Word version)
25 August 2003
(or Word version)
 9 December 2002
(or Word version)
20 January 2003
(or Word version)
24 February 2003
(or Word version)
24 March 2003
(or Word version)
26 August 2002
(or Word version)
30 September 2002
or Word version
4 November 2002
or Word version
11 November Collectables
or Word version
25 March 2002
(or Word Version)
29 April 2002
(or Word version)
27 May 2002
(or Word version)
24 June 2002
(or Word version)
5 November 2001 Collectables
(or Word Version)
3 December 2001
(or Word version)
21 January 2002
(or Word version)
18 February 2002
(or Word version)
18 June 2001
(or Word Version)
20 August 2001
(or Word Version)
24 September 2001
(or Word Version)
29 October 2001
(or Word Version)
5 February 2001
(or Word version)
5 March 2001
(or Word version)
2 April 2001
(or Word version)
14 May 2001
(or Word version)
9 October 2000 Collectables 
(or Word version)
2 October 2000
(Or Word version)
6 November 2000
(Or Word version)
11 December 2000
(Or Word version)
10 April 2000
15 May 2000
26 June 2000
4 September 2000
8 November 1999 Collectables 
6 December 1999
7 February 2000
6 March 2000
14 June 1999 
23 August 1999
27 September 1999
1 November 1999
16 November 1998
8 March 1999 
12 April 1999 
10 May 1999

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Last updated Friday 3 February 2017.
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Robert Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Edinburgh 
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 or 0131 478 7021
Homepage; www.stamp-shop.com
Email; murray@stamp-shop.com
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