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the last round up

Toronto. PHSC Auctioneer and President Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw dropped off the last group of auction lots for this weekend at Port Colborne. This slide show is the third huge batch of lots that Clint has photographed and organized – and … Continue reading

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Port Colborne Auction this Weekend

Toronto. We are in the home stretch of our first ever auction outside Toronto. The auction is a two day event held on June 25 and 26 featuring lots from the Kantymir collection. You may have seen Bill or his … Continue reading

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Port Colborne Auction June 25 & 26

Toronto. Our joint journal editor, David Bridge whipped up this tasty poster for the auction weekend we have landed for the end of June. I am nearly finished photographing the Leica stuff (some rather rare pieces) and will post them … Continue reading

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our boys used it too

Toronto. Another use for photography was to reduce the size and weight of letters. George Dunbar shares with us an article from the February, 1943 issue of Popular Mechanics titled, “Tiny Films Speed ‘V-Mail’  to Men Overseas“. While the article touts … Continue reading

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Port Colborne Auction June 25 & 26 2022

Toronto. Hard on the heels of our Spring Fair, we will be hosting our first ever auction OUTSIDE of Toronto. This two day event will be at the Lion’s Club hall in Port Colborne. On auction are many pieces collected … Continue reading

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do you remember DuPont photo products?

Toronto. Do you remember DuPont when they made photographic materials? To day the company is still very active, but no long makes movie films and other more traditional photo products. In May of 1932, the company took out a large … Continue reading

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at it again

Toronto. If you get over London (Ontario) way this fall, Maureen and Ron are holding their “London Vintage Camera Show” on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at their new venue. You can click on their web site for more information. My thanks … Continue reading

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a flash in the (colour) pan

Toronto. Did ya ever hear about Multicolor? It was just a flash in the pan – on market in 1929 and dead in 1932. In those days, colour sequences were EXPENSIVE so movies were mainly shot in B&W with short … Continue reading

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in case you missed …

Toronto. Kodak was really serious about their 8mm camera and projector line and the opening of home movies to a far wider audience. With 4x the running time per foot of film vs. 16mm gear, Kodak was aiming at the … Continue reading

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when economy trumped quality

Toronto. In the summer of 1932, the great depression was well underway and grabbing the countries of the world in a death grip, eased a few years later by a world-wide war. In  the August, 1932 issue of American Cinematographer, … Continue reading

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