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Who / what we are and where / when we meet

We are a group of stamp collectors.  We collect stamps.  Yes, postage stamps … and also covers, postmarks, revenue stamps, postal stationery, postcards, postal history – in fact lots of things connected with stamps.  Some of us are philatelists, others call themselves beginners, some are experts, others are accumulators and most of us are somewhere in-between.  We share a common interest in stamps and all aspects of stamp collecting.  And we are a friendly bunch.

We meet monthly with a general meeting in the evening and a daytime meeting for those who find it a problem getting out at night.

  • The evening meeting’s format is a Sale-by-Tender, and a display subject followed by light refreshments.  All members are encouraged to bring items of interest and to participate in the displays each month.
  • We hold workshops up to twice a year on specific areas of interest such as “How to value stamps” “Forgeries” and “How to display material”.
  • The daytime meeting’s  format is a “bring and buy”, “question of the month”, “show and tell” and a short talk or discussion for stamp collectors and one or two members may be asked to display on a particular subject, the meeting concludes with light refreshments.

Visitors are very welcome to all meetings and may attend up to three meetings before being asked to join. Visitors may participate in all activities with the exception of selling items and borrowing from the library until membership has been ratified.

One subscription of $10 per annum allows for the attendance at both clubs and workshops.

Stirling Philatelic Society Inc
Meets 4th Wednesday each month 7.30pm (except December) at “Club Rooms”, Charles Riley Reserve, Wendling Road, North Beach.

The Northern Suburbs Daytime Stamp Club
Meets 3rd Thursday each month 1.30 – 3.30pm at “Club Rooms”, Charles Riley Reserve, Wendling Road, North Beach.

Current Program

2018
22 August Annual competition – (Regulations)
26 September Explorers and navigators
24 October Hagner with 5 – 10 of my favourite stamps or 5 favourite covers
31 October Workshop – Details – TBA
28 November War and Peace
2019
23 January Monster Sale by Tender – TBC
27 February Treasure Hunt – List of 50 items
27 March Famous people
24 April My other hobby/s
22 May Bridges
29 May Workshop – Details – TBA
26 June Thematic competition
24 July AGM, Presidents night
28 August Annual competition – (Regulations)

 

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