Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stamps More Important Than Life or Death to Canadian Dealer

Canada's website has an interesting article on stamp dealer and auctioneer John Talman in Toronto.

John, 70, opened his stamp store, John H. Talman Ltd. Stamp Auctions & Sales, 30 years ago and it hasn't changed all that much except most of his business these days is on the Internet.

Reporter Naomi Carniol quotes him as saying, "Stamps carry the romance of history and are often works of art, but there's another reason they're popular. Unlike the stock market or local economies, stamps tend to hold their value because they're part of an international market."

Besides his website,, John also has a stamp blog called Talman Tips, where he writes about various stamps and aspects of the hobby.

"Stamps are not a matter of life and death," John jokes. "They're far more important."

Shown above, John (in the checked shirt) and his friend Art sorting stamps.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM