Cover of the Week and My Latest Rant!
It seems a shame that we get bogged down with the rest of life! I love to add new posts to this site but all I can say is “Where does all the time go?”
So I’m back, not sure for how long! I haven’t added much to my SCs in the past eight or nine months. We get to the point that new and interesting material that fits in our collections is becoming hard to find. As a dedicated collector of “The Maritimes” I am still missing a few key items but they are damned scarce!
Every once in a while I pick up a “pretty Item”. I think today that this lowly Saint John cover will be my “cover of the week”. Of course it is St. John, but they must have been short of staff when they abbreviated the name. Pity…
I think I bought this on EBay and every once in a while there is a good item that shows up there. I keep watching! So here is my pretty St John cover of The Week!
If you have read any of my posts before you will know that I have my opinions and one of them is this; Squared Circle material is among the most under-valued philatelic material available in the world today! What else do you know that mere mortals like me can own unique pieces and likely only pay a couple $100 for them?
Some of you will be pissed off at me for saying this as you still want to acquire these pieces dirt cheap like I do. I’d like to hear some comments on this.
Compared to other philatelic rarities, what should a unique SC Map or Jub cover really be worth? $10 – $20 K?
I think it must be because of the thinness of the market. Does anybody know how many serious SC collectors are “out there”? We know those who belong to the organizations like our SC study group, in BNAPS. But….? How many others are lurking in the woodwork, snapping up the treasures when they come available for next to nothing?
I sure have no trouble buying them because ‘THEY ARE AMONG THE VERY RAREST OF BNA PHILATELY”!
Maybe some of you long term collectors of SCs should think about this. I know, it is supply and demand but damn, this stuff is freakin’ rare!
Nuff said! Thanks for listening to my rant!
Paul H Grimm
PS: Anyone who may want to send through pics and articles feel free! I will post if I feel they are worthy of adding to our site!
PPS: It is a complete and utter coincidence that my last post was one year ago today. For that i am sorry! Hard to believe how a year can just disappear. I am embarrassed!