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send in the cameras …

Toronto. … never mind, they are here! At our Saturday, December 17th 2022 auction, of course. We are pleased to announce the live estate-only PHSC auction at the Legion Hall, Branch #101 just west of Brown’s line on the Lake … Continue reading

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and where will you be on December 17th?

Toronto. Our next auction is Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101 on Lake Shore Boulevard West in Long Branch (South West Toronto). Pictures of sample lots will be posted as available.

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win some … lose some …

Toronto. Did you ever think about technological trade-offs? Overtime better ways to manufacture; better quality; lower cost; broader acceptance; etc. all worked together to wring out lower cost and better quality to the consumer. Just consider photography. In the early … Continue reading

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reminiscing

Toronto. Those were the days my friend when we thought COVID would never end … Apologies to Gene Raskin who wrote the English words to this old Russian song and poem. Well COVID did end (or at least the pandemic … Continue reading

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Gary does it again – Oct 22, 2022 Camerama Show

Toronto. On October 4th, Gary sent me an email. In it, he writes, “We’re finally pleased to announce our next Camerama Camera Show on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at a new location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct., Toronto  M3C … Continue reading

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O, to be in Montreal now that October’s here

Toronto. My good friend Sol Hadef in that wonderful city a few hours east of us writes, “‘Le Montreal Camera Show‘ will take place Sunday, Oct 16th, 2022 between 9:30am and 2:30pm at the Marriott Courtyard Montreal Airport located at 7000 Place Robert-Joncas, Montreal, QC, H4M 2Z5. “BUY-SELL-TRADE – Everything photographic, new or … Continue reading

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see you in Montreal October 16th

Toronto. Montrealer and friend Sol Hadef sent me a note with this poster. Pre COVID, Sol was a regular table holder at our fairs and a member of the PHSC. Montreal is a beautiful city in the fall. I went … Continue reading

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a fair to remember

Toronto. The wait is over! After the delays prompted by COVID-19 and its regulations, we are holding our in person, in the hall Photographica-fair on October 1st (SATURDAY) at the Trident Hall (AKA the Pirogi Palace). Come on over to … Continue reading

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lens board connects to the lens mount

Toronto. For most of the 1800s and early 1900s, cameras had a focussing means situated between the lens board and the media making the media-to-lens distance relatively unimportant. However; when camera bodies became rigid and the focussing means moved to … Continue reading

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Communications courageous

Toronto. When photography was first announced back in January, 1839, the world was ecstatic. Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph, was visiting France that year and brought the Daguerreotype process back home with him to America. It was … Continue reading

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