Camerama Show – Nov 23, 2014

Click here to see a larger poster with show address and more.

Click here to see a larger poster with show address and more.

Toronto. PHSC Member Gary Perry keeps busy. Fresh from the PHSC show in late October he is hosting another Camerama Camera Show over in Scarborough at the Delta Toronto East on Kennedy Rd at the 401.

Gary is a long time member and his shows are often filled with interesting cameras and gadgets for users and collectors alike.

Just click here or the icon at left to see a full size poster with all the details.

**IMPORTANT** In an email tonight (November 3) Gary asked that “all emails regarding the show be addressed to this address:” Also, he asked that “Vendors please load/unload from the parking garage (level 3). It will be far too cold for us to keep the side door open!”

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Show and Tell 2014

Zeiss Anastigmat by Bausch and Lomb

Zeiss Anastigmat
by Bausch and Lomb

Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 2014

In a few short weeks it will be time again for another  popular Show & Tell evening at PHSC. Members can and do bring all sorts of unusual items for show and possible identification. If you have an item, please let Clint know so he can add you to the list! He can be reached at:

As usual, we will have our traditional gift exchange. Bring a gift of about $15 of interest to a member to participate – President Mark Singer will bring his Christmas Tree. During the evening, we will have another excellent silent auction too, so bring lots of  spare change!

The public is welcome.  Go to our Programs page for times and directions. Continue reading

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Newsletter 14-6 Announces our November speaker

From left: Cover,

From left: Cover, scenes at Symposium 16 in Rochester, Christmas is coming, a free book on daguerreotypes, our big three spring 2015 events, and scenes at the fall fair in our new location – yummy perogies anyone?

Editor David Bridge has put together a tasty treat for November: Our November speaker, Mike Robinson will speak on his favourite medium, the Daguerreotype; Mark Singer put together a nifty review on our very popular October speaker, Ronit Novak, who gave a very detailed and interesting talk about the Ambrotype; PHSC returns to Campbell House next spring for CONTACT;

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Canadian Photographic History

10376914_358928674288366_5788005546369389151_nToronto.  A big tip of the hat to our Facebook editor, Louise Freyburger. Louise recently started the Canadian Photographic History page on Facebook and it is taking off suggesting it fills a pressing need. Well done Louse!

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Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

Neil MacDonald is at the TIBF this weekend.

Neil MacDonald is at the TIABF this weekend.

Toronto. Come down to the AGO and enjoy this annual event. On from November 7-9. Just click the above icon for times, location and more.

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Rare Photo Gallery

Neil MacDonald Toronto

Neil MacDonald Toronto

Toronto. PHSC Member and frequent participant at our shows, Neil MacDonald has an eclectic collection of unusual images, paper and cameras.

At the fall 2014 show he displayed some huge studio view cameras and a very interesting box of chemicals, glass plates, and a camera for the amateur of your grand father’s day.

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WCPHA Newsletter – November 2014

WCPHA Logo. Click for the newsletter

Click for the newsletter

Vancouver. Our sister organization on the west coast is busy getting ready for their camera show tomorrow. The show was announced in their November newsletter which is attached here.

The newsletter offers  two articles along with some association information: First is The Making of Albumenized Paper, a paper treatment used in the later 1800s to prepare paper for photographic emulsion. A second article for camera collectors discusses the famous Rollei lookalike TLR, the Minolta Autocord ( you do know that Minolta folded into Konica which was absorbed by Sony and lives on today as Sony’s main DSLR line).

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WCPHA Show this Sunday in Vancouver.

Visit the WCPHS show in Vancouver this Sunday!

Visit the WCPHS show in Vancouver this Sunday!

Fall Show. The fall Vancouver Camera Show is this Sunday Nov 2nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre, Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue, Vancouver BC Canada. 9:30h to 16:00h. $5 admission–no early birds. It appears all tables are sold but you might want to check with Tonchi for any last minute cancellations: 604 681-8419

Next Meeting WCPHA. The next meeting will be held at the Alpen Club on Wednesday the 5th of November 2014 at 7.15pm. Discussion and review will take place regarding the Camera show held on the 2nd of November 2014 at the Croatian Centre. In addition Show and Tell items from club members will be welcome–bring any new finds from the show. Please join other members by arriving early and partaking in a traditional German pre-dinner from 6 pm in the ground floor restaurant.


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Skinner Auction House

Check out the Scientific Auction for cameras and lenses

Check out the Scientific Auction for cameras and lenses

Toronto. From time to time Skinner in Boston and Marlborough MA send me an email about up and coming auctions. Saturday (November 1, 2014) there is an auction covering Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments. Included in this listing are cameras and lenses which are grouped with Scientific Instruments. There are a few Leica/Leitz items that seem a bit the worse for wear and priced accordingly.

In any case, have look at Skinner’s lovely online catalogues.

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The Fall Fair is Over Now

Enerance to our Fall Show

Entrance to our Fall Show

Toronto. A hectic few days resulted in a smooth transfer from the Soccer Centre, our home for the past few years, to the Trident Hall, our new home for the foreseeable future. Mark Singer bought and installed one ramp for our exhibitors and the tables were rearranged to fit three rooms.

Our space in the Hall is a bit smaller than in the Soccer Centre making it essential for exhibitors to pay in advance. Fortunately PayPal can be used for convenience.

I didn’t get around to photographing the three rooms until close of day. When the next newsletter comes out you can see the show at its peak. When I first arrived, an hour after opening, it was busier that I have seen since the days at the Lions Centre on the Queensway at Kipling. The aisles were packed with excited attendees all looking for a bargain.

Be sure to look at the photos in our November newsletter and join the excitement at our spring show.


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PHSC FAIR – May 31, 2015

fair-20150531-smToronto. The PHSC Spring Fair will be held May 31, 2015 at our new home in Etobicoke (Toronto) at the Trident Hall on Evans just east of Islington below the Gardiner.

Click here to see a full size bookmark with all the details including how to find our new home.

The public is welcome. Enjoy the show, and stay for the pierogies!

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