Category: From The President

Missing Year of the Pig

The lunar New Year of the Pig has produced some excitement for us. Five stamps in the right hand column are partially showing the grey rainbow foiling. The missing silver rainbow foil is a more subtle difference. It can be seen on the non-error stamps most easily in the lowest chrysanthemum flower on the pig’s …

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German Booklets

Our post-Christmas sale kept everyone busy and now after a few days of catching up on sleep, phone calls, and emails, things are closer to normal. On Monday I looked at a huge collection in Montreal and prospects look good that I will be able to buy it. Today I purchased collections of classic Bulgaria, …

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Large Queens

There is a story I heard after posting my last blog which I just HAVE to pass on. It comes from Ken Kershaw who after retiring from his distinguished career has taken up philately with unmatched passion and dedication. Ken was communicating with a fellow collector who has been a student of Canada’s five cent …

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Merry Christmas

Yesterday Ottawa received a dose of freezing rain. I drove a fair bit during the ice storm of 1998 but the rain of yesterday was much more slippery than 1998. When I drove home I used 4 wheel drive and travelled under 10 km an hour and still turned nearly 270 degrees instead of 90 …

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A New Beginning

Today we post the first of some pictures of our new store. This photo was taken from a ladder while preparations continue to organize the sales floor. Stamp related activities today include counting Japanese postage. It’s a huge lot and might total 1,000,000 yen. Some lovely Large Queens were carefully graded and priced. Today we …

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