Saturday, December 18, 2010

Unlisted Booklet - #BK215Ba

Dear Reader,
We are seeking further information on BK215Ba - the Unitrade Catalogue lists this as coming with UPC Bar Code 01718 6. SPC, C paper designation, open cover. In a collection of booklets we found one of the listed as above booklets but also one exactly the same except sealed. Same UPC bar code. Have any of you found sealed copies with this bar code?
Seasons Greetings,
John Talman

Friday, October 15, 2010

Unitrade Catalogue of Canadian Stamps 2011 Edition Just In!

Dear Collector,

The brand new Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps (2011 Edition) is now available.

This is a full colour, spiral-bound book, measuring 8 1/2” X 11” and includes Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and PEI. This catalogue features the Scott numbering system with prices in Canadian dollars and is a must for collectors of Canadian stamps.

The cost for this book is $42.95 plus shipping. Canadian buyers will be required to pay sales tax. Please contact us with your address and we will send you an invoice for the total in US or Canadian funds.

We accept payment by Canadian and US cheques/money orders, VISA, and Paypal. Please let me know if you would like a Paypal invoice for this.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this offer. You may also wish to have a look at the Private Treaty section of our web site at: We have added many new offers recently.

Thank you!

Best Regards,
John Talman
John H. Talman Ltd.

John H. Talman Ltd.
Box 70 Adelaide St. P.O.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Canada Post Limited Edition Souvenir Stamp Pack - Capex 78

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We recently came across this scarce Canada Post Limited Edition - Souvenir Stamp Pack. Unlisted in the Unitrade Catalogue and apparently given to Capex 78 Organizing Committee as a gift. We don't know the current value, perhaps you could tell us what you think!

John Talman
John H. Talman Ltd.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Our Customer Writes...

We recently received a note from one of our loyal eBay buyers:

Q: Hi John, thanks for everything thankyou very much , seems i owe you some more money , wish i was richer would buy all your stamps , When i was 6 , i went by bus to Downtown Vancouver to the stamp shops , must have been around 6 of them , best days of my life , anyways thanks John

To which we replied:

Hi, Enjoyed your note! Thank you very much! My parents had a used book store when I was a kid and we attracted a few stamp collectors as customers. One of them, a guy named Bob Libby taught me a lot about stamp collecting. The store was near Dundas and Ossington in downtown Toronto and many days or nights I would take a long walk and look in the many store windows that held a few stamps for sale. I had a paper route and would also caddy at golf clubs, thus I had a few spare bucks to spend on stamps. After all, stamps are not a matter of life or death, they are far more important than that!
All the best,
John Talman

Always good to hear from you!

John Talman
John H. Talman Ltd.

Update, September 17, 2010
our customer replies:

Hi John
thats amazing , I hunted for golf balls and sold them to the golfers for 10c each, also I had a paper route too , 86 papers each night 6 days aweek the old paper shack best times
thanks John ,
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