30 Sep 2013

Most Expensive Collectibles from the Prohibition Era

Almost a hundred years ago back in 1919, the 18th Amendment was passed in the USA and Prohibition became a federal law. The law officially came into effect in 1920, forcing all alcohol-related commerce to close, or find a new means of business. Although the purpose of Prohibition was to cut down on crime and boozing, the era actually prompted a new wave of gang-related crime and an elaborate underground bootlegging ring. It was a time of chaos, and although it may be over, hundreds of collections exist across the globe to commemorate the Prohibition. The following are a few of the most valuable and unique pieces of these collections. 1926 Bottle of Scotch Whiskey On December 8th 2007, Christie’s auction house in New York hosted their first liquor auction since before the prohibition. This Macallan scotch whiskey, bottled while booze was still illegal sold for $57,000. That’s one expensive drink! Al Capone’s 1928 Cadillac According to London’s Daily Mail,…

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23 Sep 2013

Almost everybody loves movies. Some people just take this love a bit further than others. For most people, “film fanship” involves seeing a movie in theatres, buying it on DVD if you like it, and maybe investing in a few posters of your favourite blockbuster. Then there are the fans who want something more…something tangible. We’re talking about the world of movie memorabilia collecting. Since the beginnings of film, diehard collectors have sought out promo material, props, and costumes from their flicks and you just might be shocked at how much some people are willing to spend on this paraphernalia. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of 10 of the most expensive movie memorabilia ever sold. 10. This original…

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20 Sep 2013

The earliest known production of wine, dates back thousands of years to 6000 BC in ancient Georgia. Over 8000 years later, and wine is still one of the most popular drinks in all corners from the globe. Whether it be cabernet-merlot, pinot grigio, sparkling champagne, or anything in between, there’s a perfect wine for every occasion and that’s what makes it such a great beverage! It’s probably safe to say that with the exception of holidays and special events, most of us stick to our favourite table wines for everyday sipping–most of which range between $10-$20 in price…but just in case you’re looking to indulge, we’ve rounded up five of the most expensive vintages across the world. Henri JayerRichebourg Grand…

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18 Sep 2013

TIFF 2013 Round-up The past two weeks have been chock full of excitement with movie premieres, star sightings, and overall TIFF hoopla!  We’re not sure about you, but we’ve been enjoying every minute of it. The annual Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close this week with its last day of screenings and awards ceremony and to commemorate this year’s 11 days of= excitement, we bring you our 2013 TIFF round-up Top Films If you weren’t invited to the official TIFF awards ceremony brunch at the Intercontinental hotel, here are the winners: 12 Years a Slave – People’s Choice Award for Best Film (runner-up:  Prisoners and Philomena) The Square – Best Documentary Why Don’t You Play in Hell? –Midnight…

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15 Sep 2013

It was really one of the best years ever for TIFF. So many stars came up to Toronto to be part of the festival. But behind the scenes are networks of support staff, workers, film producers, directors, script writers – anyone and everyone – in and outside of Toronto, working to make the deals for these new movies and passing “hush, hush” secret scripts for next year’s and years’ following. All of these things happen while all the public’s events are happening. Our Toronto TIFF Film Festival has become so big that it is one of the World’s Top 3 Events for promoting films. At Jiffy Self Storage we are very proud of the boost that TIFF gives to the…

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12 Sep 2013

Paper bills are about as straightforward as currency gets. Their value is literally spelled out across them, making their worth virtually undebatable, right? Well actually, it’s not that simple. While modern bills are pretty straightforward depending on what type of note they are, older currency can be worth hundreds and thousands of dollars, even if all that’s printed on it is a measly “$1”. So how can you figure out the going rate of your money collection? Here are a few tips to help you get started. Quality Grade When it comes to any collector’s item, quality is of utmost importance. Paper note collectors use a grading scale that ranges from poor (torn, taped, and faded), to uncirculated (brand new…

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10 Sep 2013

Many people tend to associate gold and silver bars with the days of the past, but the reality is that they are a highly functional and even profitable way to keep your savings. For one thing, the heaviest gold and silver bars can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars making them a much more compact and convenient alternative to storing stacks and stacks of cash. For another, over the centuries the price of gold has continually risen, meaning that you can actually multiply your savings by keeping it in precious metal form. Convinced yet? Great, now it’s just a matter of knowing where to find gold and silver bars which is why we’re here to help! 1) Your  Local…

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7 Sep 2013

New budget Office/Workspaces available. Everything you need to run your office/workspace at low monthly cost. Why pay more when you can get it for less? CALL 1-866-821-8364 for details. You can depend on Jiffy Workspaces: Rent a Jiffy Workspace for as short or long as necessary. Reserve the most economical workspace size. Our co-ordinated solution saves you money. Contact us now…before they’re all gone! CALL 1-866-821-8364 for details. Affordable monthly rent No long term leases. Perfect for seasonal work, or entrepreneur trying out new business. Internet access available. Air conditioning and heating. Immediate visitor parking. Additional storage on site. Shipping/receiving Area. Roll up garage doors and standard doors. Workspaces of varying sizes and layouts. All-day breakfast, hardware. movers, Jiffy Storage…

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4 Sep 2013

Money doesn’t grow on trees (at least not yet), and unfortunately, the odds are that most of us can’t afford everything we want. That being said, there’s a good chance that you can afford more than you think you can, just by mastering what I like to call “the art of bargaining”. If there’s one thing you should know when shopping for anything, it’s that price tags are rarely set in stone, as much as a shop owner or vendor might want you to think otherwise. Indeed, there’s a good chance that you can talk down the price of your desired item to just a fraction of the price just by following some of these bargaining tips: Know Your Price…

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19 Jul 2013

Thousands of homes and businesses across Toronto GTA have been tremendously damaged by the recent torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding. Basements, furniture and many ground level dwellings have sustained millions of dollars of damage. Even with the City of Toronto investing tens of millions of dollars into storm water management, back flow from drainage systems and sewers are inevitable. Furthermore, many ground level storage facilities across the city were not spared and also sustained severe flood damage. This left many storage tenants at a loss. Many valuable pieces of furniture and all sorts of items were destroyed. Why take the risk again? Absolutely none of our storage units were compromised. Many of our abroad and local tenants panic called in…

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17 Jun 2013

Leger Marketing, one of Canada`s  largest and most renowned polling organization was retained by the Consumer Choice Organization to research and conduct both consumer & business surveys of about 1,000 persons to determine the best services in Toronto for the category that the service falls into. These prestigious awards cannot be bought, as consumers choose which companies are outstanding in the winners field of service. JIffy Storage is 17 time consecutive winner of Consumer Choice Award For business excellence ins the Self Storage Toronto category, Jiffy Self Storage became a 17 time consecutive winner of this prestigious Consumer Choice Award. Consumer Choice Award organization has been bestowing these awards since its inception in1987. Its main purpose is…

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17 Jun 2013

Joanne (not her real name) spent a lot of time analyzing her family‘s move from her house to her Toronto self-storage unit. She itemized each piece, calculated cubic feet for each item being moved in and estimated that at most, she would need 200 sq ft of floor space to manage all the items going into storage. Being a perfectionist, before finalizing with the mover, she went over the list of storage items with the senior manager of the moving company. He confirmed what Joanne already knew and that the maximum storage size would be about 10ft x 20ft storage unit. Joanne reserved her storage unit prior to her move. On the moving day, Joanne went to the self-storage office…

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26 Apr 2013

When it comes time to pack your boxes prior to moving day, the right filler can prevent damage from the experience. Although you may drive carefully, various vibrations within the vehicle or perhaps from sliding the boxes into place can damage your valuables. Wrapping your wine glasses in newspaper can only do so much and isn’t a guaranteed method of protecting them. While you could put money into packing foam, there are other ways you can safely protect your valuables from damage during your move. 1. Foam Peanuts – Packing peanuts are a great way to solidify the protection in your boxes. Because of their size and resilience, you can fill a box full of fragile goods reinforced with packing…

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23 Apr 2013

Are you part of a niche market of demanding persons that need more upscale and sophisticated storage options? Deluxe air-conditioned storage units are brightly lit & extremely clean Persons with irreplaceable heirlooms, estate executors and professional art collectors can benefit from Jiffy Self-Storage upscale storage, thereby providing more storage choices and diversity in a tight storage market. These deluxe storage units are brightly lit, extremely clean, versatile and secure. Boasting extra wide loading doors, high ceilings, air conditioning, heating, low humidity and ventilated filtered air, each unit is also available with individual security alarm, multiple power outlets and internet access. Fine furniture art will thrive in air conditioned comfort & reduced humidity These…

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25 Jan 2013

Having just completed the WorkSpaces/Offices and Retail Stores in late November, we are pleased to report that there is much more activity than we expected. We just rented another retail space in our Toronto storage plaza to a well known check cashing business. So besides the new tenant, we also have located in our Toronto retail store plaza an all-day diner, hardware store, moving store and Jiffy Self-Storage office in this Toronto strip plaza. If anyone is interested in renting a small budget retail store, we suggest that they take immediate action. Otherwise, they will all be rented and if you are in the market for this type of space, we assure you that the 3 other Toronto retail stores in…

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12 Nov 2012

Toronto’s leading self storage service provider has recently completed construction of 5 brand new retail units. This has created new and additional opportunities for aspiring business owners to secure a great retail location. Jiffy Self Storage Plaza, Toronto,  has a wide array of benefits for entrepreneurial business owners. First of all, the plaza is located at the major cross roads of the greater Toronto Area. This provides easy access to Highways 401 & 400. Whether you are on your way to work or having customers visit, this ease of travel is a benefit that most other places cannot provide. Toronto Retail Strip Plaza with lots of front loaded parking Thinking of starting a new business? One of…

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4 Oct 2012

It’s not often that a capital project comes in “On Time” and “On Budget” but this is exact outcome of this Phase 2 Project of Workspaces and Retail Stores. Toronto General Contractors, Power Mechanical completed the project with a minimum of delays and even if they were working against some delays, they made up valuable time elsewhere. Dismantling block wall for installation of new full height retail store fronts Project scope of work included complete demolition of a large existing restaurant to bare walls, demolition of block walls, installation of new store fronts, interior workspace partitions, HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning ducts to supply and return air), fire sprinklers and complete upgrade of internal security and fire systems.…

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26 Sep 2012

Toronto is a city full of opportunity for businesses. Our economy is designed to reward risk taking entrepreneurs. However, some aspiring entrepreneurs may find that the risk involved with undertaking a new business may be too great. Jiffy Self-Storage, Toronto’s leading Self-Storage service provider, now has an exclusive option for such cautious individuals. Workspace/office with internet for any business/service Jiffy Workspace/Offices for rent in Toronto make starting a Toronto business easier than ever before. This concept is unique to Toronto is  derived from Jiffy Self-Storage Toronto experiences and successes . Operating their storage facility for over 25 years has given Jiffy Storage Toronto considerable insight into what entrepreneurial businesses need in today’s fast moving world. These…

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29 Aug 2012

Toronto’s leading Self Storage service provider, Jiffy Self-Storage, is proud to announce that they now offer one of the lowest self-storage pricing in Toronto. As Toronto’s real estate market continues to flourish, home owners are faced with the many burdens of moving. As an industry innovator Jiffy Self-Storage has widened its scope of services to accommodate even more home owners’ needs. Jiffy has just finished building brand new low priced 5ft x 5ft x 3.5ft high  and 5ft x 5ft x 5ft high storage units. Jiffy Self-Storage pricing in Toronto starts at $39.95/month for the 3.5ft high unit and $49.95/month for the 5ft high unit. Also take advantage of this limited time promotion: Pre-pay your first 2 months’ rent and get the third…

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