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.
The sale starts at 5:00pm, and will have an audio and video feed of the auctioneer throughout.
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 in person is not allowed. To mitigate 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).
TELEPHONES; Our phone lines are only staffed at certain times. In the week preceding this auction this will be; Monday 8th March 11am-1pm, Tuesday 9th 2pm-4pm, Wednesday 10th 10am-11am, Thursday 11th 3pm-5pm, Friday 12th 2pm-4pm, Saturday 13th 2-4pm, Monday 15th (auction day) 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.
Forgeries; see Finland, Mauritius.
Remember you can use the search option to look for any lots in your area of interest.
Our Buyer’s Premium is 14.4% (12% + v.a.t.).
We have a timed auction one week after this one, and are willing to hold lots to send all together - please ask.
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