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,
Always good to hear from you!
John H. Talman Ltd.
Update, September 17, 2010
our customer replies:
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 ,