Advocates Library, Edinburgh N/A

The Advocates Library was founded at the end of the seventeenth century by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, and has enjoyed copyright privileges since the beginning of the eighteenth century. On the foundation of the National Library of Scotland in 1927, the non?legal books belonging to the Faculty of Advocates, were transferred to the newly founded library. The Apollo stamp has been used since the early years of the nineteenth century, the arms were granted to the Dean & Faculty of Advocates by Lord Lyon 6 February 1856. Both patterns of stamp exist in a number of sizes.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Advocates Library, Edinburgh (Stamp 1) Device: The face of Apollo surrounded by the sun's rays, the whole encircled with a bough of laurel
Heraldic Charges: Apollo
Motto: Suum cuique
Arms: Gules a balance and a sword in saltire on an escutcheon the royal arms of Scotland Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counterflory gules
Heraldic Charges: Apollo, Heraldic Charges: balance, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: Scotland, Heraldic Charges: sword, Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory
Advocates Library, Edinburgh (Stamp 4) Motto: Suum cuique
Motto: Advocatorum biblioteca
Device: The face of Apollo surrounded by the sun's rays, the whole encircled with a bough of laurel
Heraldic Charges: Apollo, Heraldic Charges: sunburst