Welcome to the Ballarat Stamp Club
The Ballarat Philatelic Society was founded in 1904 and is one of the oldest clubs in Victoria. It is also one of the most active stamp clubs within regional Victoria.
We meet at the Central Wendouree Bowling Club, Gregory Street, Wendouree on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month … gathering 7-ish for an informal catchup and chat with the formal meeting starting at 7:30pm. There are no meetings in December or January.
New members are most welcome.
Our major activities also include hosting 2 stamp fairs each year. One is held on the Monday of the Labour Day holiday in March and the other is on the 2nd Sunday of October. Club members and dealers come to provide stalls and displays of interest to the public. Our fairs are well attended and popular with local collectors.
Ballarat ‘Begonia’ Stamp & Coin Fair
Monday 14th March 2016 ~ 9.30 – 3.30
Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street, Wendouree, (next to the YMCA Aquatic Centre)
Our regular special features for sale to collectors PRIOR to the fair:
- Cover … Series 12 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Snow Scene, Last Chance Gold Mine, Ballarat (see image below)
- Mini sheet … Animals in War ~ A Century of Service … Overprinted with: Ballarat Begonia Festival ~ Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Monday March 14, 2016 (see image below)
Both strictly limited to 100
These will sell so please be QUICK!
- Orders processed in order of receipt with payment
- Covers $3 … Mini sheets $14
- Allow $2 for postage or $4.50 registered.
- Overseas clients please allow 15% for PayPal.
- Cheques payable to Ballarat Philatelic Society
- Mail to: Peter Morey, 1462 Gregory Street, Lake Wendouree 3350, Victoria
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org … Phone 0435 601 673 (leave message)
Other special features of our fair:
- more than 35 dealer and club tables
- giveaways for children
- free valuations
Ballarat ‘Eureka’ Stamp and Coins Fair
Sunday 9th October 2016
Aug 17th ~ Member’s Display
Sept 21st ~ Members Display by Keith Sanders
Oct 11th (Sunday) ~ Ballarat ‘Eureka’ Stamp & Coin Fair … Ballarat Specialist School
Oct 13th (Tuesday) ~ Maryborough Annual Auction … details here>
Oct 19th ~ Auction ~ Eureka Competition … 4 Sheets Letter ‘T’
Nov 16th ~ Eureka Competition … 4 Sheets Letter ‘U’ ~ Members Display by Peter Morey
Nov 30th ~ Circuits Sheets ~ Committee Meeting
Dec 1st (Tuesday) Bendigo ~ Christmas Meeting (6PM Eats) Bumper Auction … details here>
Dec – End Year Function. Date and Venue to be confirmed
Feb 15th ~ Eureka Competition: 1 page letter ‘U’ ~ Members Display by Tony Reyntjes ~ Committee Meeting
Feb 29th ~ Circuits Sheets
March 14th (Monday) ~ Begonia Festival Stamp Fair
March 21st ~ Eureka Competition: 2 pages letter ‘V’ ~ Members Display by Neil Petrass
April 18th ~ Auction & Inter Club Event
May 16th ~ Eureka Competition: 3 pages letter ‘W’ ~ Members Display by Norm Hamilton
May 30th ~ Circuits Sheets ~ Committee Meeting
June 20th ~ Eureka Competition: 4 pages letter ‘X,Y &/or Z’ ~ 15 Sheets Competition due ~ Nomination Office Bearers and Committee ~ Members Display
July 18th ~ AGM
Oct 11th (Tuesday) ~ Maryborough Annual Auction … details here>
Revised: 18th April 2016
Committee Members of the Ballarat Philatelic Society Inc.
0435 601 673
0408 612 473
0448 346 499
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