Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wanted For A Customer - USA Zeppelin Set of 3 mint

Wanted: USA Scott #C13-15 - 1930 Zeppelin Set of 3 mint.

Hinging and centering not of the most importance to this customer as long as the set has fine appearance from face. Price is important to him. Let us know what you have and price. We can also use sets for our auction or Private Treaty list - mint, used, on cover.

Contact us by email at Toll Free phone in North America 1-877-375-5229 or in Toronto 416-363-9997

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Wanted to Buy - Canada #77 used in quantity

Wanted: Canada #77 used in quantity. We pay Can. $1.15 per 100 for sound copies. We will consider your selling offers for all Canadian QV material mint, used or on cover. We also accept suitable material for our auction or private treaty list. Contact us toll free in North America at 1-877-375-5229 or in Toronto at 416-363-9997. You can also contact us by email at

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Credit Card Purchases on the Internet

We understand that low limit credit cards can be obtained with spending limits of $1000 or less. In order to limit your liability with Internet purchases, mail order purchases, etc., it may be wise to keep a low limit credit card to use when you are not sure about the seller.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Wanted to Buy

We need Canada Scott #176 and #177 for our retail sales. Fresh and fine, never hinged we offer Can. $75.00 per stamp. What is your price for VF-NH?

Also, Canada 3 cent Small Queens used. We offer Can. $6.50 per 100 for sound copies.

Contact us toll free in North America at 1-877-375-5229 or in Toronto at 416-363-9997 or mail to: John H. Talman Ltd. Box 70 Adelaide St. P.O. Toronto ON M5C 2H8 CANADA

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Pen Cancels on Stamps

Many 19th century stamps were cancelled with pen cancels. Some have had the pen cancels removed by collectors or others. Put the stamp under an ultra-violet lamp and in most cases the pen cancel will still show up in that light.

Smudge Cancels on Stamps

originally posted Tuesday November 7, 2006 on

Annoying smudge cancels on Jubilees, Quebec Tercentenary, etc. - many of them have been cleaned over the years but there are still enough around to keep you busy. If you want to reveal a bit more of the design under the smudge cancel, take an art eraser and gently work at the cancel. In most cases a lot of the dark ink can be removed. Don't rub too strongly - you can damage the stamp. Experiment with cheaper stamps first.

Gum Disturbance on Mint Stamps

originally posted Thursday October 26, 2006 on
You have a mint stamp with light gum disturbance - perhaps caused by a fingerprint? You would prefer to have the gum back to its original state. Hold the stamp in your tongs and breathe on the gum. Don't spit on it - just breathe on it. In many, or even most cases, it will remove the light disturbance. You may wish to experiment with cheaper stamps to start. Please remember that it will not work in all cases.
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