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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.

  • Meeting nights are the 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month. There are no meetings in December or January.
  • We gather around 7pm-ish for an informal catchup and chat with the formal meeting starting at 7:30pm.
  • We meet at the Sunways Function Room
    [enter from: 1311 Gregory Street Lake Wendouree 3350]

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 Stamps & Coin Fair

Monday 12th March 2018 ~ 9.30 – 3.30

Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus)

800 Norman Street Invermay Park Ballarat

Free entry

Our regular special features for sale to collectors PRIOR to and AT the fair:

  • Cover … Series 16 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Llanberis Gold Mine, Ballarat) (see image below)
  • Mini sheet … Trans Australian Railway 1917 – 2017 … Overprinted with: Eureka Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Monday March 12, 2018 (see image below)

Both strictly limited to 100

These will sell so please be QUICK!

Note:

  • 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

To order:

  • Mail: Ballarat Philatelic Society ~ P.O. BOX 337 ~ Wendouree VIC 3355
  • Email petermorey05@gmail.com
  • Phone 0435 601 673 (please leave a message)

Other special features of our fair:

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

Advanced notice:

Eureka Stamp and Coins Fair

Sunday 14th October 2018

Note: this will also be at the same venue …

Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus)

800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat

Syllabus 2018

Revised: 21nd Nov 2017

FEB 19

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Tasmania’s Bass Strait Islands Postal History/Keith Sanders
  • Members’ displays: 1 sheet … letter ‘E’

MAR 12 (Monday)

Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamp & Coins Fair

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

MAR 19

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Members’ displays: 2 sheets … letter ‘F’

APR 16

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

APR 30

  • Committee Meeting & Circuit Sheets

MAY 21

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Members’ displays: 4 sheets … letter ‘H’

JUNE 18

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Note: Entries for 15 sheet/one frame display entries due.
  • Note: Nomination of Office Bearers and Committee for upcoming 12 months received.

JULY 16

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

JULY 30

  • Committee Meeting & Circuit Sheets

AUG 21

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

SEP 17

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Topic TBD/Neil Petrass
  • Note: Annual memberships due.

OCT 14 (Sunday)

Eureka Stamp & Coins Fair

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

OCT 15

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Other collections/hobbies night.

OCT 29

  • Committee Meeting & Circuit Sheets

NOV 19

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Contact sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Topic TBD/Jennie Coleman

Dec ??

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

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

Keith Sanders

Treasurer

Neil Petrass

0448 346 499

Librarian

Jack Van Beveren

Exchange Secretary

Neil Petrass

Web master

Cliff Matthews

Committee

Norm Hamilton

Ioni Myers

Tony Reyntjes

Brian Wallis

Seconded

Phil Day

Useful links

Our club is happy to support related clubs by providing links to the following:

Some of our club members have also found the following links interesting: