Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Philately

I love this little store around my corner... It was opened in 1899, by Theodore Champion, who was one the first to believe that trading used - and unused - stamps was a real job and that you could make money with it! Theodore passed away in 1954, but his store is still active, it now belongs to the Nordfrim A/S group, a large stamp dealer in Northern Europe.

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  1. Neat details around the entrance.

    One of my aunts is into stamp collecting.

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    1. Well, she might wanna do business with Theodore!!

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  2. You never fail to find the most interesting details.

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    1. Really? That's nice of you to say, but often I have the feeling that I've covered everyting in Paris now!

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  3. I seem to vaguely recall there is a film (set at least partially in Paris) which is about the theft of rare postage stamp(s) but I don't remember the name :(

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    1. I think you might be referring to Charade starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant

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  4. So this shop's success disproves the old saying that philately gets you nowhere.

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    1. Eric, it was a feeble attempt at a joke using the saying "flattery gets you nowhere"

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  5. Very clever of you to show it like this—of course, now I'm very curious to see what's in the vitrine.

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  6. Rideau ! Comme on dit :)

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