Sep 05

Store Closing Update


Nineteen shopping days left at Ian Kimmerly Stamps. Saturday, September 27th will be the last day we are open to customers. We don’t know how much we’ll have left by then, but drop by anyway if only to say goodbye.

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Reception: Saturday, September 13th 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Please join us. We look forward to thanking customers of over more than 30 years in our retail store. This will be a chance to meet fellow collectors and socialize after our regular day at 62 Sparks Street.
Light refreshments will be served.
The first 200 attendees will receive a special limited edition souvenir envelope.

Even as we get to the end of our lease at the end of September, we continue to add more collections to the web site. They are all great buys & can be found by searching 4hC & now 4jC in our web site search feature or by scrolling through the new listings section. Crystal has been busy adding Canada, Great Britain, some scarce used Djibouti & a nice assortment of world stamps to the web site.

Possibly our final printed flyer was mailed out four weeks ago. If you didn’t get a copy in the mail, please check it out using the Features link above.


The Dutch Auctions will be going on hiatus. Ian hopes to start them up again once he gets settled in Victoria.

However, the Dutch Auction lots already launched will continue to the end dates in the system. So if you haven’t taken a look yet, please do. The 130 lots ending September 14th. have had some spirited bidding already & a number have already been won.

Good luck & good hunting.

David has been busy adding mint Canada along with mint Great Britain to the red boxes. As well there lots of new collections up front, including many better ones that are in the showcases. We have had to add a second table up front to accommodate all the collections.

As we get closer to closing we are letting our stock of philatelic supplies sell down. However, if you don’t see what you need, we are still happy to order it in for you. Just see David, Stein or Crystal.

We are now offering used Manilla stock sheets at 25 cents each. Grab some before they’re all gone.

The gently used stock books & other used supplies have been selling well, so we’ve been busy filling up the section. Stop by & save some money. There is also more literature added to the front sale table.

As well, all the fixtures & fittings are for sale, so if there’s something you can use come & get it before it’s too late.


Sparks Auctions sale #15 is almost completely shipped, and moving is scheduled for September 22nd to the new location at 1550 Carling, Suite #202. You can learn more at the Sparks Auctions web site.

Happy stamping!

-Ian Kimmerly Stamps

Sep 19

September 19th, 2014

With the amount of material we have been diligently adding to our already generous inventory of quality stamps, one would not think that we were closing our doors for good in just eight short days.  Better used and mint Canada have been added.  The ever-popular area of British Commonwealth has been added to, most notably quality early Britain in both mint and used.  Stamps from the Pacific region have been added as well.

Sep 13

September 13th, 2014

We are still adding plenty of stamps to our inventory.  Worthwhile Canada material, both mint and used is always being added.  British Empire and Commonwealth, very popular areas for us, have been added to extensively.  For these areas British Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand lead the way.  Mint and used stamps from France are also new to our inventory.  Many, many collections and accumulations are being added daily to our inventory which are making their way from either the back room or Ian’s office to the sales floor.  These have 4hC or 4jC numbers on them and are searchable on our website, although you will have to come see us to view them, because we have not done any scans to accompany them online.


Sep 02

September 2nd, 2014

This is the last month to come see us here at Ian Kimmerly Stamps.  Some new items worthy of note are: Canada mint and used with blocks and multiples of Admirals for the mint and some pleasing cds. better material for the used collector.  Early Great Britain mint stamps have been added to inventory.  A little off the beaten path would be some early fresh mint sets from Laos.

Aug 20

August 20th, 2014

With the impending closure of the store looming, one might think that new material was not being added to our inventory, or if it was, certainly not to any significant extent.  In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.  We have added a large quantity of new items, including a great deal of People’s Republic of China stamps, including a number of key sets.  Quality used Canada is always selling and it is with due diligence that we always endeavour to add more.  The store is teeming with high quality collections, in keeping with our Collection Clearance theme of the moment, from all over the world.  These collections have often times been marked down and are eligible for a further mark-down at the cash or, if one chooses, 30% back in Kimmerly Dollars for anything in excess of $100.00 before taxes.

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