"1910 signed letter (responding to a request to speak at the Canadian Club of New York) from former Canadian Prime Minister Robert Borden. Won in an auction out of B.C. -- and I wasn't aware I won it until a deliveryman showed up at the door…"
"My Indigo order has changed from the confirmed shipping date (today),to a blank space, with no word on ETA. Not holding out much hope, but I'll keep the order confirmed for a couple more days and see what happens."
"My first thought was that it had been signed by one of the artists who performed on the soundtrack (specifically Garbage, who contributed one track for GT1 and GT2), but that didn't correspond to anything I saw online via cursory search.
"That UK boxset looks incredible. If this comes through (and I'm still waiting on the shipping charge from Indigo), it will be my score of the year, even if it's just the regular boxset with a couple of tip-ins."
"Wish the sale was for Canada too -- I'd probably pick up a copy of Yuval Harari's "21 Lessons for the 21st Century". Tougher auto to come by; his earlier works command a high premium on the secondary market.
Some good prices on…"
"Yeah, if you're going to do something like buying a "supporter pledge" (or whatever variation it's called), the ethical thing is to at least stick with it long enough to make it worth the charity's time.
My rule of thumb is…"
""An auction on Tatatu [...} in which every interaction makes you earn virtual coin that than you can spend on their auctions."
That was your first mistake. Don't trust fly-by-night operations that run on alternate forms of currency…"
"It's definitely a double-edged sword. Do I think there's a premium to owning new books where the artist/author clearly signed it on the title, sometimes as an association copy or some other attribute (sketch/inscription et al.) that makes…"
"- that the collecting gods smiled upon me this year
- that I met a rare book consigner who was able to get me some money for a handful of Canadiana signed items I wanted to part with... which funded more signed books
- that I saw Margaret Atwood…"
"I've been saying this since the beginning. Dylan didn't have to do any of this.
1) He penned a book that is currently getting flak from other artists (allegedly for impacting their reputations).
2) He either signed off on or was ignorant…"