May 30

Future Plans — 2014 and Beyond

The Retail Store at 62 Sparks Street

One thing we know for certain — the building will be completely empty on September 30, 2014. The store that one customer called “the most beautiful stamp shop in the country, if not the world,” will be closing.

Our lease ends on that date. Our staff has been aware of the move out of Sparks Street for about two years.

So during the next four months we expect to offer significantly more new material than usual. We will be working our way through boxes and albums which we have bought but not yet prepared for sale — some of which have been awaiting our attention for years. And we continue to purchase really nice stamps. Therefore the opportunity to find fresh new stock in the store and online will increase over the next six months. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

May 31st, 2014

Tristan da Cunha, IK #4e529We are concluding another busy month with a flourish of activity in terms of stamps added to our inventory.  This includes quality stamps from Canada such as mint marginal Admirals and other better mint stamps along with a large number of pre-cancels.  British Commonwealth has once again seen plenty of complete sets and key singles added.  The list of countries includes: Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, Tristan da Cunha, Uganda and Tanganyika, New Zealand and the Saints.

May 16

May 16th, 2014

Part of the way into this month we may report a number of exciting additions to our inventory.  Starting with our mainstay of Canada the highlights include: better mint Admirals, various booklet panes, pre-cancels and many used examples of the 6¢ Large Queen.  An extensive British Commonwealth collection comprised almost exclusively of complete sets has kept us busy and we have been adding these quality sets, both mint and used, to our inventory.  The list of countries is from A-F, so far, with a few standouts, including: Aden, Ascension, Australia, Bahrain, British Guiana, British Honduras, Cyprus,  Dominica, The Falklands and Fiji.

 

May 02

May 1st, 2014

Malaya 10cAs one month closes and another begins we find ourselves with plenty of new items that bear reporting.  The past couple of weeks have seen us putting a major push on putting better Canada into our inventory.  Used Pence and Cents issues plus quality mint and used material from the period of later Victoria.  More high quality mint coils have been added to our inventory to give a better selection to those whom collect by either pairs or strips of four.  The British Empire has been an area which has been added to quite extensively.  Stamps from Malaya, Straits Settlements and the surrounding area have been added.  Better New Zealand material is new to inventory.  Also, British Caribbean material has been added, with St. Vincent leading the way.

Apr 26

April 26th, 2014

4d291Many new items have been entered into our inventory.  We have zealously added better material to our already generous Canada inventory.  Many never hinged items, especially in coils both pairs and strips of four have been added.  British Commonwealth from all over this hemisphere with Newfoundland, British Caribbean, including The Bahamas and Caymans, plus British Guiana and the Falklands.  New also are items from the Old World, including Classic country stalwarts like Germany and Russia.

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