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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.

FREE packets of stamps for Kids

Parents please send a stamped self addressed DL size envelope to Ballarat Stamp Club PO Box 337, Wendouree 3355 for your stamps.

Meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Watch this space!

  • Normally, meeting nights are the 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month. There is no meeting in December.
  • We gather around 7pm for an informal catch-up and chat with the short, formal meeting starting at 7:30pm.
  • After the formal part, there are opportunities for learning, chatting, adding to your stamp collection and more.
  • We meet at the Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood Street, Ballarat (directly behind Woolworths Supermarket)
  • See map here>

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.

Begonia Festival Stamps & Coin Fair

Monday 8th March 2021

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20 Eastwood Street Ballarat … location map here>

Free entry

Including: more than 35 dealer and club tables ~ prizes ~ giveaways for children ~ free valuations

‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ Cover & MiniSheet

For sale to collectors PRIOR to and AT the fair:

  • Cover … Series 20 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Town Hall and Sturt Street, Ballarat. (see image below)
  • Mini sheet … Centenary of First England – Australia Flight  Overprinted with: Ballarat Begonia Festival  Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Sunday March 9, 2020 (see image below)

Both strictly limited to 80

These will sell so please be QUICK! Note:

  • Orders processed in order of receipt with payment
  • Covers $3 … Mini sheets $15
  • 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)

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ADVANCE NOTICE

Eureka
Stamp & Coins Fair

Sunday 10th October 2021

Eastwood Leisure Centre

20 Eastwood Street Ballarat

Syllabus 2020

Revised: 10th DEC 2019

JAN 20

  • Circuit Sheets

FEB 17

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: New Zealand Realm ~ Keith Sanders
  • Eureka Display: 1 sheet … letter ‘M’
  • Note: Club Newsletter items due

MAR 9 (Monday)

Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamp & Coins Fair

  • Note venue: Eastwood Leisure Centre

MAR 16

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Errors, Flaws, & Variations  ~ coordinated by Phil Day
  • Eureka Displays: 2 sheets … letter ‘N’

MAR 30 (cancelled)

  • Circuit Sheets & Committee Meeting

APR 20 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest: Visit and presentation by Maryborough Stamp Club
  • Eureka Displays: 3 sheets … letter ‘O’

MAY 18 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Antarctica ~ John Niehoff
  • Eureka Displays: 4 sheets … letter ‘P’

JUNE 15 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: TBA ~ Jack van Beveren
  • Nominations of Office Bearers and Committee for upcoming 12 months received.
  • Note: Club Newsletter items due

JUNE 29 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Circuit Sheets & Committee Meeting

JULY 20 (pending COVID-19 virus directives)

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

AUG 17 (pending COVID-19 virus directives)

  • Social Time, Welcome to inter-club visitors & Formalities
  • Annual Auction
  • Supper
  • Note: Club Newsletter items due

AUG 31 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Circuit Sheets & Committee Meeting

SEP 21 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Dutch East Indies ~ Peter Morey
  • Note: Annual memberships due.

OCT 11 (Sunday) CANCELLED

Eureka Stamp & Coins Fair

  • Note venue: Eastwood Leisure Centre

OCT 19 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

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

NOV 16 (pending COVID-19 virus safety directives)

  • Social Time, Formalities, Mini Auction, Spruikers Corner, Market Place, Circuit sheets & Supper
  • Special Interest Presentation: Topic TBD ~ Mystery Guest

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 Peter Morey 0435 601 673

Vice Presidents Pat Tacey

Secretary Keith Sanders

Treasurer Brian Wallis

Exchange Secretary Neil Petrass

Web master Cliff Matthews

Committee

Ione Myers

Jan Kerr

Phil Day

Tony Reyntjes

Jack van Beveren

Useful links

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

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