Welcome to our auctions.
We've been running traditional public auctions of stamps and collectables in Edinburgh since 1977. Unable to continue these due to Covid concerns, we've moved online.
I hope we can take many of our principals with us on this move - honest and competent descriptions, competitive charges, and a policy of bids not being abused.
This is our first "normal" sale, having had one smaller one as a trial. We have material here from almost sixty different vendors. The sale starts at 5:00pm.
INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES for online bidders;
If you are new to this platform, please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions - both for EasyLive Auction and for ourselves. You must register with EasyLive Auction before you make any online bids.
VIEWING; Due to Covid restrictions, viewing is very restricted, and will be by appointment only. At the time of writing only people in our local are (Edinburgh) should travel to us. Once in our shop, viewers must follow certain requirements (adequate face covering, hand cleaning, strict adherence to our instructions, etc.).
To balance this, we have provided more illustrations than might be normal, and are willing to provide extra information - all requests will be considered. We will also make short videos of several lots, which will be on our Robert Murray Stamp Shop page on Facebook (a note will be added to these lots' descriptions when this is available).
TO GET AN APPOINTMENT, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0131 552 1220 (see phone times below).
TELEPHONES; Our phone lines are only staffed at certain times. In the week preceding this auction this will be; Monday 16th November 11am-1pm, Tuesday 17th 2pm-4pm, Wednesday 18th 10am-11am, Thursday 19th 3pm-5pm, Friday 20th 2pm-4pm, Saturday 21st 9am-10am and 5pm-6pm, Monday 10am-12noon.
NB some catalogue prices in the lot listings are from older editions, as some of the work for this catalogue was done from home without always having latest catalogues to hand.
Ascension; see 172-174 (postcards), 571 (Scottish postal history)
Postcards; see 332 (Cameroun)
German Area; see 282-283 (POs in China), 287 (Danzig) and 463 (Saar)
UK Penny Blacks, Twopence Blues, and Mulreadys; see Scottish and UK Postal History
Scottish Postal History; see also 370 (Tuscany)
Remember you can use the search option to look for any lots in your area of interest.
Our Buyer’s Premium of 12% remains unchanged for the present.
ABBREVIATIONS used in the catalogue;
m./u.m. mounted/unmounted mint accum. accumulation
l.m.m. lightly mounted mint colln. collection
g./f.u. good/fine used unu. unused
v.f.u. very fine used inc. including
FDC first day cover
cat. catalogue price
lvs. album leaves
s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor) m.s. miniature sheet
S.o.W. “Stamps of the World” catalogue PNC philatelic numismatic cover
c. circa (usually approximate quantity) PTSA priced to sell at
c.d.s. circular datestamp
PSB prestige stamp booklet
p.stat. postal stationery
Coins/Notes; unc = uncirculated, EF = extremely fine, VF = very fine, F = fine