Hello to one and all and welcome to our July mail auction. The pandemic labours on but I think we are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel as vaccination rates continue to increase. The next international show we plan to attend is London, England in February 2022. Hopefully, travel will be back to normal by then. The Toronto Capex show will be in June 2022. We will have a booth at both of these shows. Full details are available on their websites: london2022.co capex22.org/
Recently my wife and I took a short vacation to the southern part of New Brunswick. Our first stop was at St. Martins, a small but interesting village on the Bay of Fundy. There are coastal caves that can be explored at low tide (the water level in the Bay of Fundy can change as much as sixty feet between high tide and low tide). In 1942 it was the site of a landing (by the U-213 submarine) of a German spy. From here he made his way to Moncton, Saint John, Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa. After his money ran out in late 1944, he turned himself in and was tried for spying, however, he was found not guilty. He had enjoyed Canada so much he never took part in any espionage, apparently enjoying being a tourist more than a spy.
From St. Martins we drove to Rothesay for a short stay at the Shadow Lawn Inn. It is near Saint John, which was the original home of Louis B. Mayer of MGM fame. Mayer always said that working in his father’s junkyard was the best preparation anyone could ever have for entering the world of business. Actors Walter Pidgeon and Donald Sutherland also have connections with the city.
This mail auction closes on July 14th and offers hundreds of interesting items. Countries of special note include Barbados, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Hawaii, New Caledonia and French Andorra. A collection of earlier mint singles broken down into individual lots
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