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
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 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 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
Aug 13th (Saturday)
Bendigo Philatelic Annual Stamp Fair … details here>
Aug 15th ~ Club Night
Aug 29th ~ Circuits Sheets ~ Committee Meeting
Sept 19th ~ Club Auction ~ Eureka Competition … 4 Sheets Letter ‘XYZ’
Oct 9th (Sunday) ~ Ballarat ‘Eureka’ Stamp & Coin Fair … Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street
Oct 11th (Tuesday ~ 7.30pm)
Maryborough Stamp Auction … details here>
Oct 29th ~ Circuits Sheets
Nov 21st ~ Member ‘Other Hobbies’ night
Dec – End Year Function. Date and Venue to be confirmed
Jan ~ No meeting
Feb 20th ~ Member Talk (Keith Sanders) ~ Eureka Competition: 1 Sheet letter ‘A’
Feb 29th ~ Circuits Sheets
March 13th (Monday) ~ Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamp Fair … Note new venue: Ballarat Specialist School (Farm Campus) 800 Norman St. Invermay Park Ballarat
March 20th ~ Guest Display & Talk (John Niehof : Antartica) ~ Eureka Competition: 2 Sheets letter ‘B’
March 30th – April 2 (Thursday – Sunday)
International FIAP Stamp & Coin Fair ~ Caufield Racecourse
Entries now being sought by FIAP … details here>
April 17th ~ Member Talk (Jack Van Beveren) ~ Eureka Competition: 3 Sheets letter ‘C’
May 15th ~ Member Talk (Tony Reyntjes) ~ Eureka Competition: 4 Sheets letter ‘D’
May 29th ~ Circuits Sheets
June 19th ~ Entries 15 Sheets Senior Competition due ~ Nomination of Office Bearers and Committee
July 17th ~ AGM ~ President’s display
July 31th ~ Circuits Sheets
Revised: 29th Julyl 2016
Committee Members of the Ballarat Philatelic Society Inc.
0435 601 673
Jack Van Beveren
0407 508 284
0448 346 499
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