Summertime…

… And the livin is easy… I hope everyone enjoys their summer, make sure you take some time off and get some needed rest, make sure you marvel at the bees and stop and smell the roses. A fresh clear…

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Solstice

Happy Solstice everyone. I don’t watch enough sports, I hardly watch any, so yesterday I tried to fix that by watching the lads from the old county face off against England at the Euro 2024. Now I remember why I…

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Fun and Games

Sorry that it’s been a couple of months since my last column. It’s become increasingly difficult to make a living in Canada as a small business and we’ve been focusing on trying to make ends meet. This column is not…

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Headwinds

It was a busy weekend, I had a few guys pop into the warehouse to settle up accounts, catch up a bit and talk comics. One popular topic was the state of the market, current prices and where the market…

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Until Next Time

Last night we closed out our icecollectibles semi-annual Canadiana eBay auction, 237 lots sold, some did poorly, some did as expected and some did fantastic. Thiought there was a good amount of strong finishes, please see the bottom of post…

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When in Doubt

Apologies for the delay, Queen Victoria’s birthday demanded that I take the weekend off and do some lolligaging. We had a bit of a shock last week as eBay delayed our Canadiana auction by a week, it is now scheduled…

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Bright Lights

I went outside on Saturday night looking for the Aurora Borealis but didn’t see anything, maybe it was the big city lights, maybe I was looking south? Our big Canadiana Auction will be running on eBay from May 19th to…

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Busy Weekend

Talk about busy, I was working Free Comic Book Day on Saturday and I was emersed in family stuff for our Easter festivities on Sunday. Too much food, to much drink, too much desserts all lead to not enough ambition…

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Underrated

It’s official, we’ll be out of the warehouse on October 31st this year, I have some storage space lined up for some excess stock but it will just be space, no offices etc., a friend has a very cavernous factory…

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Challenged

Gah! Apologies, I don’t like missing posts. Laptop died on Saturday, bought a new one Sunday, the Geek Squad transferred everything over on Monday, then I spend a few hours Monday evening trying to remember all my log ins to…

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What a Classic

The Women’s Hockey World Championship gold medal game went yesterday between the arch rivals Canada and the USA, it was an instant Classic, Canada took it in OT which made me happy, it was a great, competitive and entertaining game…

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What to do?

Hey, Hamilton will be a good spot to be in to enjoy the total eclipse of the sun today, lets hope the clouds stay away, at least long enough for me to test out these funny looking cardboard glasses. If…

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Fool’s Gold

Be careful what you read today. On second thought, be careful what you read every day. A couple of days ago I read of the passing of Daniel Kahneman, the behavioral psychologist that dispelled the age-old notion that people always…

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Extra Extra

I always forget to take pics of the warehouse progress, next week I promise myself I won’t forget and I’ll show you just how far along that big toy room has come. If I share these progress reports with you…

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Toys in the Attic

We’ve started listing Original Art (OA) on the weekly icecollectibles eBay auctions. It’s tough breaking in a new collecting bucket, you need time to establish enough followers of the OA portion of the auction but you also need pieces to…

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