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.