Saturday, December 27, 2008

Australia - No, Not the Stamps of Austrailia

Australia, no, not the stamps of Australia which provide a fascinating story, but the movie Australia directed by Baz Luhrmann. Close to three hours long, it stars the beautiful Nicole Kidman and People's Sexiest Man Alive choice Hugh Jackman. To add to this great movie we have a newcomer, Brandon Walters, who plays the part of an Aboriginal lad Nullah. Hope we see more of Brandon. Wonderful cattle driving scenes in a spectacular country, the start of World War II in the Pacific, romance and social commentary all combine to make this picture not to be missed.

Oh yes, we may be able to help you with your Australian stamps want list as well.

Happy New Year!

John Talman

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2006 Canadian Forces Snowbirds Stamps

We deal mostly in older issues and the recent issues usually reach us with large amounts of face value. Recently I purchased some of these 51c stamps and noted two upper right imprint blocks. One with white margin cut off at right (to show just the blue part) and one with white portion of margin attached, per the scan above. We would be interested in learning how this happened and if the larger imprint block is scarce.

John Talman
John H. Talman Ltd.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

John Talman Will Make an Appearance on Irish TV!

Today our neighbour from The Claddagh House came by our store and asked if I would pose as a customer for a spot that they were doing for the Irish television channel RTE . Always a supporter of the Irish community (and married to an Irish woman named Jean) I agreed. Apparently this spot will air online on December 22!

For collectors of Irish stamps, we have a good stock of Ireland here at our store at 211 Yonge Street, suite 200 in downtown Toronto.

John Talman
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