Canadian stamp collectors had a rare chance to see the first British Columbia & Vancouver Island stamp go to auction last week. Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, a US house, handled the sale of 21/2 pence imperforate stamp. The catalogue price lists it for $25,000 Cdn. It was described as F to VF condition with “brilliant, deep color”. Kelleher Auctions estimates were far more conservative than the catalogue price – placing estimates between $10,00 to $15,000.
I spotted a couple of interesting covers up for auction. If you’re a Zeppelin collector, Daniel F. Kelleher auction house might be worth a quick look. Hell, even if you aren't looking to buy, go look anyway.
The first one is a nice US Lakehurst to Lakehurst cover with an excellent US airmail/ Zeppelin cancel and Eckener cachet. The current bid is sitting at $100 with the estimates between $200 and $300. The cover lacks Zeppelin stamps but the cachet and cancel make it worth a bid. If you're just starting your Zeppelin collection, this would be a great starting point.
As if there aren't enough time wasting things online, Microsoft offers a few simple, free games to help you along in your work avoidance endeavours. Wander over to Bing.com and click on the little hamburger grid on the top right corner:
You don't need to sign in or have a Microsoft account to play they work on all the major browsers. Hidden away are a variety of games ranging from trivia to jigsaw puzzles to suduko. Some are quite challenging (Suduko comes to mind) while others are basic and far too easy. Great if you don't want to concentrate and only have 5 or 10 min to kill.