Category Archive: From The President

Oct 04

Our Stamp Store Is Closed

I was attending the Washington 2006 International Stamp Exhibition when we received notice that we were to be expropriated from 112 Sparks Street to clear the building for planned renovations. After several months of active looking, the choice came down to a slightly smaller store with a similar rent on Bank Street or the large …

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Sep 29

Beyond Sparks Street

In 1984, Ian Kimmerly opened his stamp store at 90 Sparks Street in Ottawa. With the exception of two years on Catherine Street near the Ottawa Bus Terminal, Ian has always remained on Sparks. But now that the store at 62 Sparks Street has closed, and Ian moves on to a new life in Victoria, …

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Sep 05

Store Closing Update

Greetings! 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. Even as we get to the end of our lease at the end of September, we continue to add more collections to …

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Mar 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 …

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Dec 06

Pre-Christmas Sale Begins Tonight!

We have a new schedule for our last-ever Year-End Sale. The first phase begins at midnight on December 6th until December 21st, when you’ll find everything in our internet store earns 20% back in Kimmerly Dollars. We look forward to filling your order!

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