Tom Brown's Stamp Shop

The place to visit for your stamp collecting needs

40 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh, EH10 4NZ

0131 229 9239, email -

Welcome to Tom Brown's Stamp Shop

Shop News

Well, it seems it's the end of an era! After almost 30 years in the shop in Merchiston Avenue, the landlord has intimated that he doesn't want to renew the lease. This has come at rather short notice and the shop is currently looking for suitable alternative premises. The ideal solution would be to find a useable venue before the current lease ends, in order to start moving the accumulated furniture/stock and be up and running without any break in business; less satisfactory would be to get somewhere, but not be able to move in before vacating the current premises, as this would entail the problems of storage (and "two lots" of removals).

A few likely candidates have been viewed (and discounted for various reasons), there are many more still to see ... if you have any suggestions to throw into the ring, they'd be warmly welcomed.

There'll undoubtedly be a "grand clear-out" of things in the shop over the next month or so, to lighten the load of items that'll need to be packed up and carted away! Who knows, there may well be some bargains to be had! This’ll probably happen once this auction is "put to bed" and the lots posted out to successful bidders.

Until things are sorted out, the shop may be closed at various times, although opening times during the viewing week shouldn't be affected.

Whenever you come to Edinburgh, Tom Brown's Stamp Shop is the place to visit for any of your collecting interests. Our main business is obviously connected with stamp collecting, and we cater for all levels, from junior collections through to the advanced philatelist. Most of the better stamps and covers that we handle are sold through our regular public auctions, but there are many items of interest spread throughout our general worldwide stock too.

Other forms of collectables held in stock and auctioned include: Postcards, Cigarette Cards, Banknotes, Coins, Medals, Die-cast & Tin-Plate Toys and Vehicles, Model Railways, Märklin H-O & Z gauge Trains, and many other odd bits and pieces too numerous to mention!

The shop is located about a mile South-West from the West end of Princes Street and can be a pleasant walk on a fine day, with many sights on the way. It can be as short as fifteen minutes if you're 'stepping out' and not looking in the shop windows on the way past! If walking isn't your thing, or it's a typically cold, wet Edinburgh day, the number 10 bus (caught from the Gardens side of Princes Street) or the number 27 (caught outside the Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound) will both drop you off just around the corner from the shop. Just ask to be let off the bus at "Granville Terrace / Merchiston Park". If travelling by car, there is plenty of parking in the area; although sometimes a trip around the block is needed to find a space!

Opening Hours: Thursday to Saturday 10:30 - 5:00 (closed Monday to Wednesday)

Please always phone before travelling any distance to ensure that we're open and that you get the welcome you deserve & expect!


Next Auction

Our October auction will be on the Monday, 29th October. This auction will be at - Murrayfield Ice Rink.
Catalogue available now


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