John H. Talman stamps will have an auction sometime this fall. At last. I’ve been waiting months for the announcement.
He’s going to keep us waiting for the date, but I expect it’ll be sometime the end of Sept. It’s been awhile since his last auction and I’m really looking forward to it. If you’re in Toronto, it’s a chance to attend a friendly, relaxed auction with some nice people in attendance. I enjoy his auctions, but don’t get down to them often. Hopefully I’ll be able to go this fall. Auctions are usually held at the Eagle’s Club at 17 Elm, Toronto ON M5G 1H1, downtown but check back closer to auction day to be sure.
There are only 17 items posted to date, and no images. Talman usually has a good selection of airmails, and superb Canadian covers on offer but we’ll have to be patient until the rest of the items are listed. It’ll be interesting to see how the catalogue shakes out -> http://talmanstamps.com/
And before I forget, check out Talman’s page over at Hipstamp for ongoing online auctions -> https://www.hipstamp.com/store/john-talman-stamps-collectibles. If you aren’t familiar with HipStamp, it’s a safe and saner alternative to eBay, which is so rife with scammers I turn a cynical eye to pretty much most sales now. There is also a section for postcards (HipCard) and comics (HipComics) which I’m going to start looking thoroughly examining. Yes, I collect comics – well only Scrooge McDuck comics, but I enjoy looking through the selection. I’ll throw interesting items up, from both postcards and comics, as I see them. Lots of fun!
For those following my previous post on Vance Auction’s Hindenburg salvaged mail, that auction is tomorrow. Results usually take a couple of weeks before they’re posted, but I’ll keep an eye open for realised prices. I can’t wait to see if it comes close to the 8 grand listed.
I have a soft spot for John Talman auctions. Any time I’ve visited his offices in the past, John Talman has been a fountain of amazing information. He loves to share his encyclopedic knowledge of stamps and is fun to listen to. An auction is slated for May 20th and there are some interesting finds. You can check on all the items up at his website John H. Talman. Two items of note: For US collectors, Talman has a beautiful 3¢ Washington and 1¢ Franklin cover. The stamp colours are still sharp. It’s in very good shape for a cover that’s 160 years old and the cancels are stand outs.
Image courtesy Talman Auctions, Toronto
Lot 78 – Blue cds “Bardstown Ky./Jul. 23/1858”. Various transit marks on back plus “Madoc Jy 29/1858/U.C.” split two-ring HS. F and very scarce. Est. $500-$1500+
The second cover is the one that revs my stamp motor. I have a preference for Canadian stamps and this one is amazing. A 1906 registered letter from Montreal to Berlin with a nice array of KE VII. The 50c Victoria in Widows weeds + the registration stamp make this cover quite attractive. The estimate is set at $250. The cancels would need a close inspection to see how crisp they are. It’s often difficult to judge via a photo.
Image courtesy John Talman Stamps
Not many airmail stamps this time, just a handful. Still, if you are looking for them, there are a few scattered about the auction. I have picked up some great bargains in the past, so check it out. If you’re in Toronto on the day, you can drop to view the lots the day of the auction. THE EAGLES’ CLUB 17 ELM STREET, DOWNTOWN TORONTO (Two blocks north of Dundas Street west off Yonge Street) SALE No. 325 (MAIL SALE No. 347) IN ONE SESSION STARTING AT 2.15 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
One of my favourite places for stamp auctions has been AWOL for months and I was getting very worried. John H. Talman stamps, in Toronto, runs numerous auctions throughout the year and I’ve been able to scoop some great lots in the past. No idea where they’ve been, there wasn’t a sign of activity for … well .. months and months. I just checked their website and a new auction is notice is up.
They’ve also posted a note promising more auctions: “After this sale we hope to hold sales more frequently. We have many buyers eager to buy and we hope to provide the material they need. We do appreciate your participation in our sales and look forward to your bids for this sale. John H. Talman”
I’ll cruise through the catalogue and see if I can find a sweet offering to post for you.
Check out the listings here http://talmanstamps.com/
Sunday September 3, 2017 – Public Auction – 2:30pm at THE EAGLES’ CLUB 17 ELM STREET, DOWNTOWN TORONTO (Two blocks north of Dundas Street west off Yonge Street). You can also use their bid form if you can’t attend.