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; Viewing is available - by appointment only - at our shop in Edinburgh. To arrange a time you should either phone (0131 478 7021 or 0131 552 1220) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and you should have ready a list of the lots you want to see. However, please do as much online viewing as possible - we are willing to provide extra information - all requests will be considered. We may 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. Our answering machine will always give a note of these times for the coming days.
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.
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 the day after this one, and are happy to send lots from both sales together.
Autographs; see UK FDCs.
Cinderella; see Cyprus, Grenada, India, New Zealand, Norway, USA.
Perfins; see France, UK
Belgium; see Thematic (Tb).
Germany; see Covers (WW2 P.o.W.), Danzig
Russia/USSR; see each other.
Scottish Postal History; see Mixed Lots (Covers).
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