Welcome to our auction. We've been running traditional publi...

by Robert Murray Stamp Shop


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Welcome to our auction.
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 long track record of bids not being abused.

The sale starts at 6:00pm, and will have an audio and video feed of the auctioneer throughout.

As I am working towards semi-retirement I am clearing all stock from our retail shop. This auction (and the next day's timed auction) includes many items from this stock clearance. Any lots belonging to our last few third-party vendors are marked with  the code [v].
Our next auction will comprise our major stock disposal.

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.
EasyLive Auction charge bidders a fee for taking part online. You have the choice of two methods; {a} You can pay a single £3 fee up front when registering or {b} if you do not pay the flat fee you will be charged 3% (+ v.a.t.) on your purchases.

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 (auction@stamp-shop.com), 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 cataloguing work is 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.

Cinderellas; see India, Ireland, Southern Rhodesia, USSR, UK Cinderellas
Forgeries; see Finland
Postcards; see UK Covers (WW1)
Scouting; see Trade Cards
UK Ship Letters; see Singapore

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
bkt. booklet
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
seln. selection
p.stat. postal stationery
pmk. postmark
Coins/Notes; unc = uncirculated, EF = extremely fine, VF = very fine, F = fine

Auction Date:
2nd May 22 at 6pm BST

Fees apply to the hammer price:

Free Registration
18% inc VAT*

Flat Fee Registration
14.40% inc VAT*

*These fees include buyers premiums and internet surcharges.
Please see the auctioneers terms & conditions for more information

Other Lots in this Auction

Robert Murray Stamp Shop

Sale Dates:
2nd May 2022 6pm BST (Lots 0 to 400)