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John’s Weekly Blog

“🎶 OH WHAT A NIGHT 🎶” PART II: THE SASKATOON STAMP & POSTAL HISTORY SHOW ENDS

Those “friendly Dealers” were not so friendly anymore, at least not to each other. It is survival of the fittest and I haven’t seen a fit Dealer yet! What a mess, one cart tipped, a Dealer tripped and a box of “Blue Noses” dumped out on the floor. Furthermore, Edith Cavell was not there to rescue the fated schooner. Perhaps a “Klondike Gold find” for the janitor. Do you think?

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THE PHILATELIC STAMP, POSTAL HISTORY SHOW IN SASKATCHEWAN ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT

🎶Oh!! Whatta A Night, 🎶
Late October 🎶 Back In 83, 
Oh!! Franki ..............🎶


The Saskatoon Philatelic Society, traditionally, has hosted their annual Stamp Show on the last weekend of October (Halloween).  

MJR attends. 

Our routine:

Load up the van on Thursday evening.

Friday morning, off to work at the City of Edmonton. 

 At 4:30 pm, head east to Saskatoon. 

It’s a long drive (6 hours on a good day), and unpredictable weather is forecasted.  


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COLLECTING ADVENTURES CONTINUE IN THE “BIKINI BELT” OF FLORIDA

On our way south to Miami we made frequent stops at one antique shop and another, a pawn broker and then a flea market. At all of these stops, there was nothing of significance in relation to postcards or covers.
In the late afternoon, my buddy who was driving the rental car stopped for a bite to eat.
A quick snack let’s say. 
Another Big Mac for me, and of course from “grass fed” beef. 
But, as June Carter would say, “times a wastin”.

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ARE YOU GETTING “RIPPED OFF” BY YOUR POSTCARD, POSTAL HISTORY, STAMP DEALER?

ARE YOU GETTING “RIPPED OFF” BY YOUR POSTCARD, POSTAL HISTORY, STAMP DEALER?

So...you are probably thinking, John you are a Dealer so why are you telling us this stuff?

As a Dealer, shouldn’t you know better?
Well, we are all potential victims as optimistic collectors and let’s say we are particularily vulnerable when we shop on the “super highway”, called the internet. 

Or in other words, maybe you are shopping on a website or two or three.

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A Seedy Hotel And A Rolls-Royce, Continued Adventures In Miami!

A Seedy Hotel And A Rolls-Royce, Continued Adventures In Miami!

Now, safely back in Miami, or I should just say “back in Miami”. How could anyone say “safely”, in Miami?
You know, I have no recollection of the name of this.... let’s call it the “Seedy Motel”, but I’m booked in.

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