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Collecting Old Postcards of Burma

One of the things my uncle Arthur collected, as well as second hand books about Burma, was old postcards. Apparently he had kept many postcards from Burma, and from the description of how many there were, I had guessed he … Continue reading

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George Roderick Chisholm: From Pictou, Nova Scotia to Vimy Ridge

Quite a few years ago I was contacted by a man who had some First World War medals and  “some letters and documents” he wished to sell. At that time I would take items on consignment and sell them on … Continue reading

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What is a chinthe and why am I chasing it?

  A chinthe is a leogryph or half lion half something else, usually a dog or human, that is often found in pairs guarding pagodas in Burma. The myth explaining the chinthe has certain similarities to the myth of Oedipus. … Continue reading

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