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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 ‘Eureka’ Stamp & Coin Fair

Sunday 9th October 2016 ~ 9.30 – 3.30

Free entry

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 13 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Botanic Gardens, Ballarat (see image below)
  • Mini sheet … The Queen’s Birthday … Overprinted with: Ballarat Eureka Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Sunday October 9, 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 petermorey05@gmail.com … Phone 0435 601 673 (leave message)

Other special features of our fair:

  • more than 35 dealer and club tables
  • prizes
  • giveaways for children
  • free valuations

Advanced notice:

Ballarat Begonia Festival
Stamp and Coins Fair

Monday 13th March 2017

Note: this will be at out new venue …

Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus)
800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat

Syllabus 2017

FEB 20

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Colonial Africa Mail/Keith Sanders
  • Members’ displays: 1 sheet … letter ‘A’

MAR 13 (Monday)

Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamp & Coins Fair

  • Note new venue: Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus) 800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat

MAR 20

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Antartica/John Niehof
  • Members’ displays: 2 sheets … letter’B’

MAR 30 – APR 2 (Thursday – Sunday)

International FIAP Stamp & Coin Fair

Caufield Racecourse ~ Entries now being sought by FIAP … details here>

APR 17

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Thematic collecting/Jack Van Beveren
  • Members’ displays: 3 sheets … letter ‘C’

APR 30 (Sunday) To be confirmed

Maryborough Stamp Fair

More details here>

MAY 15

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Easter Island/Tony Reyntjes
  • Members’ displays: 4 sheets … letter ‘D’

MAY 29

  • Circuit sheets

JUNE 19

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Note: Entries for 15 sheet/one frame display will be received
  • Note: Nomination of Office Bearers and Committee

JULY 17

  • Social Time, AGM & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: President’s Display/Peter Morey

JULY 31

  • Circuit sheets

AUG 12 (Saturday)

Bendigo Stamp Fair

More details here>

AUG 21

  • Social Time, Welcome to inter-club visitors & Formalities
  • Annual Auction
  • Supper

SEPT 12 (Tuesday)

Maryborough Auction

Details to be confirmed

SEP 18

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Other hobbies night

OCT 8 (Sunday)

Eureka Stamp & Coins Fair

  • Note new venue: Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus) 800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat

OCT 16

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: One sheet from members’ favourite subject
  • Member survey(?? at Christmas party or somewhere about here??)

OCT 30

  • Circuit sheets

NOV 20

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Club library

Dec ??

  • Christmas party
  • Venue, time and date to be determined

Revised: 2nd Nov 2016

Some of the activities named in the syllabus are explained by clicking on the following buttons.

Committee

Committee Members of the Ballarat Philatelic Society Inc.

President/Publicity
Peter Morey
0435 601 673

Vice Presidents
Craig Hamilton
Keith Sanders

Secretary
Jack Van Beveren
0407 508 284

Treasurer
Neil Petrass
0448 346 499

Librarian
Tony Reyntjes

Exchange Secretary
Neil Petrass

Webmaster
Cliff Matthews

Committee
Phil Day
Mick Fettes
Norm Hamilton
Ioni Myers
Tony Reyntjes
Brian Wallis

Useful links

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