Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Price List
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.)

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

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.

If you want to go straight to another 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
See our separate list of  year sets  of mint commemoratives, first day covers, and presentation packs.

Year Issue No.
in set
u.m. Pres.
1992 Winter 5 F+10p F+10p

40th Anniversary of Queen's Accession 5 F+10p F+10p

Greetings (Memories) 10 F+10p F+1.00

Tennyson 4 F+10p F+10p

Olympics/Expo '92/Europa 5 F+10p F+10p

English Civil War 4 F+10p F+10p

Gilbert and Sullivan 5 F+10p F+10p

Green issue 4 F+10p F+10p

Single European Market 1 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (stained glass windows)
5 F+10p F+10p
1993 Swans
F+10p F+10p

Chronometers (John Harrison) 4
F+10p F+10p

Greetings (Children's Characters) 10 F+10p F+1.00

Orchids 5 F+10p F+10p

Europa (Art)

Roman Britain 4 F+10p F+10p

Inland Waterways 4 F+10p F+10p

Autumn 5 F+10p F+10p

Sherlock Holmes 5 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (Dickens "A Christmas Carol")
5 F+10p F+10p
1994 Age of Steam (Railway trains) 5 F+10p F+10p

Prince of Wales Investiture Anniversary 5 F+10p F+10p

Greetings (Messages) 10 F+10p F+1.00

Pictorial Postcards 5 F+10p F+10p

Channel Tunnel 4 F+10p F+10p

D Day 5 F+10p F+10p

Golf Courses in Scotland 5 F+10p F+10p

Summertime 5 F+10p F+10p

Europa (Medical advances) 4 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (children's nativity plays)
5 F+10p F+10p
1995 Cats 5 F+10p F+10p

Springtime 5 F+10p F+10p

National Trust 5 F+10p F+10p

Greetings (in Art)
10 F+10p F+1.00

Peace and Freedom (Europa)
5 F+10p F+10p

Science Fiction 4 F+10p F+10p

Shakespeare Theatres 5 F+10p F+10p

Communications (Marconi/Rowland Hill) 4 F+10p F+10p

Rugby League 5 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (robins) 5 F+10p F+10p
Year Issue No.
in set
u.m. Pres.
1996 Robert Burns 4 F+10p F+10p

Greetings (Cartoons) 10 F+10p F+1.00

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 5 F+10p F+10p

Cinema 5 F+10p F+10p

Football Legends 5 F+10p F+10p

Olympics 5 F+10p F+10p

Women of Achievement 5 F+10p F+10p

Children's Television 5 F+10p F+10p

Motor Cars 5 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (Christmas story)
5 F+10p F+10p
1997 Greetings (Flowers) 10 F+10p F+1.00

Tudor Times (Henry VIII and his wives) 7 F+10p F+10p

Missions of Faith (Saints Columba and Augustine) 4 F+10p F+10p

Tales of Terror (Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, etc.) 4 F+10p F+10p

Architects of the Air 5 F+10p F+10p

Queen's Horses 4 F+10p F+10p

Post Offices 4 F+10p F+10p

Enid Blyton 5 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (Santa Claus/crackers)
5 F+10p F+10p

Golden Wedding 4 F+10p F+10p
1998 Endangered Species 6 F+10p F+10p

Diana, Princess of Wales 5 F+10p F+10p

Queen's Beasts 5 F+10p F+10p

Lighthouses 5 F+10p F+10p

Comedians 5 F+10p F+10p

National Health Service 4 F+10p F+10p

Magical Worlds 5 F+10p F+10p

Carnival (Europa)
4 F+10p F+10p

Speed 5 F+10p F+10p

Christmas (angels)
5 F+10p F+10p
1999 Millennium (48-45) Inventors' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (44-41) Travellers' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (40-37) Patients' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (36-33) Settlers' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (32-29) Workers' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (28-25) Entertainers' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Royal Wedding 2 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (24-21) Citizen's Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (20-17) Scientists' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Total Eclipse miniature sheet 1=4 F+7.00 -

Millennium (16-13) Farmers' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (12-9) Soldiers' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (8-5) Christians' Tale (Christmas)
4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium (4-1) Artists' Tale 4 F+10p F+10p

Millennium Moment miniature sheet 1=4 F+7.50 F+8.50

If you need a quote for anything not on the list, you can always e-mail us.

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.

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.
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.)

 Last updated Tuesday 17 December 2013.
Copyright Robert Murray, 1999 to 2013. Errors and ommissions excepted.
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Robert Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 or 0131 478 7021
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Mail Orders are accepted by post, telephone, or email. We accept payments by cash, cheque, debit card, Visa/MasterCard, and some foreign currencies.
Basically, we charge [the advertised price of the goods] plus [the actual price of postage] plus [1 per order handling charge]. 
Full details can be seen at our How to Order page.
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