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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.

Meetings

  • 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 Sunways Function Room 
  • Enter from: 1311 Gregory Street Lake Wendouree 3350 … 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 9th March 202o ~ 9.30am – 3.30pm

Eastwood Leisure Centre

20 Eastwood Street Ballarat … location map here>

Free entry

Our fair includes: 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)

Stamp Fair Cover & ‘Cinderella’ Label

A different cinderella will be released to commemorate each of our biannual Stamp Fairs.

This will be for sale to collectors PRIOR to and AT the fair.

This label has been produced by well-known printer Juergen Schwarz on fully gummed and hand-perforated sheets. The total number of perforated labels are strictly limited to 200! In addition, 90 imperforate labels will also be produced.  Please note:

  • Actual size of label: 29mm x 41.5mm
  • Actual size of cover: 114mm x 162mm (C6 envelope)
  • A customer may only purchase a maximum of four (4) perforate labels and one (1) imperforate label … that is … a maximum total of 5 labels in any combination on or off covers.
  • Please be as specific as you can when ordering including normal or registered postage.
  • If a $1 Australia Post stamp is required, a stamp will be added and cancelled as per image#2

Costs:

  • Perforate label: Single @ $1
  • Perforate label: Strip of four @ $5
  • Perforate label: Block of four @ $5
  • Imperforate label: Single @ $1
  • Cover with perf. label: @ $3
  • Cover with imperf. label: @ $3
  • Cover with perf. AND imperf. label: @ $4
  • Cover with perf. label & $1 stamp: @ $4
  • Cover with imperf. label & $1 stamp: @ $4
  • Allow $2 for postage or $4.50 registered

Ordering:

  • Orders will be processed in order of receipt.
  • An invoice with preferred payment methods will be sent to you on receipt of your order
  • To order: Email: Jack Van Beveren … annejack3@bigpond.com

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ADVANCE NOTICE

Eureka Stamp & Coins Fair

Sunday 11th October 2020

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

  • Circuit Sheets & Committee Meeting

APR 20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Circuit Sheets & Committee Meeting

JULY 20

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

AUG 17

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

AUG 31

  • Circuit Sheets & Committee Meeting

SEP 21

  • 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)

Eureka Stamp & Coins Fair

  • Note venue: Eastwood Leisure Centre

OCT 19

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

NOV 16

  • 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

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