Monday, March 30, 2009

Linn's Features Interesting Canadian Experimental Booklet

The February 9, 2009 print edition of Linn's Stamp News included an interesting article by Henry Gitner. The article "Buy Canadian Experimental Booklet" features the Canadian Queen Elizabeth experimental booklet that is popular with Canadian booklet collectors. I have scanned the article here (click on the article for a full size version):

We sell these and many other Canadian booklets at our web site at

John Talman
John H. Talman Ltd.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Re-entries on Stamps and Revenues

Last night I saw an excellent presentation by Ralph Trimble about re-entries on stamps. Ralph runs a website: which would be invaluable for those interested in the study.

John Talman
John H. Talman Ltd.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Nicholas Sarkozy Takes Up Stamp Collecting

Listening to a discussion on cbc radio's The Point about whether or not traditional hobbies are enjoying a resurgence. Apparently, French President Nicholas Sarkozy has taken up stamp collecting, with help from the Queen!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent Record-Breaking Auction

Two interesting articles published this week concerning the auction sale of fashion great Yves Saint Laurent's art collection - the first in the Toronto Star and the second in the Globe and Mail . The auction of Laurent's collection "defied the financial crisis yesterday, breaking world records by raising over E206-million, or $327-million Canadian on its opening day", including a realization of $58-million for an Henri Matisse painting.
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