Robert Murray Stamp
Some of our Favourite or
Most Useful Links
Stamps (actually called "Here you can identify your weird
stamps and at the same time help other people out").
A fascinating site where people post details of
stamps they cannot identify, and others have their answers posted
in due course. A must for cinderella collectors. The
site is now unfortunately dormant, but all the old information is
Has details of the society, membership, and so on,
as well as a very useful range of Scandinavian philatelic
The Society for collectors of Turkey and area. I
loved their virtual gold medals, and hope they bring them back !
The International Federation of Stamp Dealers
Associations, to which we belonged through our membership of the
P.T.S. (unfortunately, the PTS left !). On my last visit,
this site was quite factual, and not very flashy, but it can be
useful for tracing the addresses of stamp dealers worldwide.
Faroe Islands Post
A very attractive site for this most worthwhile and
interesting stamp-issuing outpost. Lots of graphics, so if you
have a slowish modem you'll have a long wait to get the full
and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle
Another fascinating area, and along with the
Scandinavia PS above, a specialist society of which I am a member.
Tells you about the organisation, "Scotex" its annual trade fair,
and has a useful list of members with links to their websites where
A system for converting virtually any
international currency into virtually any other.
This allows you to see if items you have posted by recorded
delivery or by special delivery (registered) have been delivered.
We sometimes find it handy to check before we chase somebody for
slow payment of an account !
The same, but for parcels. (NB their URL changed recently)
If you want to make an order to us, but want to get some idea of
the cost of postage first, these will help you.
Email Codes. This page is on our own site, and lists the
suffixes found at the end of email addresses (and many website
addresses and domain names).
Walking and Running Tours. A totally different wee
sideline to our business. Bob Murray occasionally takes groups
for walking tours (or running !) in central Edinburgh, with
this web page. Customised tours are available for smaller
groups or special interests.
A very worthy organisation looking after the interests of
cyclists in our local area. The part of Edinburgh around our
shop is very well catered for by cycle tracks on the old railway
lines. Why not cycle to our shop - you'll enjoy it ! If
you live in the Edinburgh area, buy yourself a Spokes map -
whether you cycle, walk, or run, it is a most useful route
planner, avoiding busy roads and bad junctions.
Streets is like a SatNav - or RAC Route Planner - but for
cyclists. Type EH3 5PU in as your destination, and it will bring
you to within a few metres of our shop.
And another cycle one -
the Bike Station "InnerTube Map" of Edinburgh - download it from this link. (Our "station" is Wardie Road.)
Do you want a warehouse, or sports hall,
showroom, distribution centre (or similar) constructed ?
Then speak to my brother Duncan Murray. His business is based in
Kent, and most of their work is in the South East of England,
but other jobs can and have been be taken on elsewhere.
Music Group. Originally part of the City of Edinburgh
Council Community Education Service, it runs over 40 various
music classes, plus ceilidhs, workshops, and pub sessions.
Robert Murray can be found on most Wednesday evenings (approx.
9.00-11.15pm) playing guitar in the traditional session at
"The Canons' Gait" public house, 232 Canongate (lower part of the Royal Mile), Edinburgh. He only
gets away with it because his mistakes are hidden by all the
other musicians ! See songbook. Also
Shoes. And BurnsNight.com. And Scottish National Anthems.
Other mixed links within our own websites; Philatelic Bureau
Society Listings. "Stamps for
Edinburgh Interest, especially cycle-related. Our shop is very
well served by the network of cycle tracks - once on the track near our shop, you can get to
Newhaven/Leith, or Warriston, or Roseburn/Haymarket
without getting near a motor vehicle ! [So for example, if
you bring your bike to Haymarket Station and follow
this route, you can be on quiet road
and paths in about 200m, and on cycle track within 1km. A
further 5km of cycle track takes you to the exit nearest our
shop, from which we are 300m. So - 6km station to shop, of
which only about 200m is busy roads. Perfect !]
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Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 or 0131 478 7021
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