The Philatelic Association of New South Wales Inc.

News  headlines:

  • On 30 March 2020, restrictions imposed by the NSW Government effectively closed PHILAS House.

  • The President's report which outlined changes to cope with the coronavirus crisis, issued before the latest restrictions, can be read here.

  • June Open Day and July Auction are both cancelled

  • PHILAS administration will be managed by the three senior elected officials - President Lionel Savins, Secretary Barbara Hancock and Treasurer Peter Myers.

  • Monthly Executive Committee meetings and the April club delegates' Council meetings cancelled.

  • The latest report on Stamp Exhibitions, including results, cancellations and rescheduling can be read here.

  • New Philatelic Development Council report (use PDC tab above).

  • Most local clubs have advised PHILAS of the cancellation of meetings. Check the individual club pages (use tab above) or see the list of club notifications here.

  • The PHILAS News newsletter will not be published during this period. Please check this website for news and advise local club news etc to the link at the bottom of this page.

Philas House


Friday 2 October 2020  to  Sunday 4 October 2020

Full details are here . 

Cinderella Club major postal auction closing 12th April.  Auction catalogue and bid form available here.

 The NSW Philatelic Development Council has awarded Mal Nicholson for his work with young stamp collectors over the last 30 years.

  To read Mal's response to receiving the Award, and a history of his youth work, select the PDC tab at the top of this page.

PHILAS Auction 135 was

held on Saturday 14th March.

The auction catalogue and images of auction lots can be seen on the 'Auction' page - click the 'Auction' button at the top of this page.

 The prices realised for this auction are also on the 'Auction' page.

Date for the next Auction in 2020:

14 November

Cyril  Clymo turns 100

Well-known Sydney stamp collector Cyril Clymo turned 100 on 23rd December 2019.  The article from the January 2020 PHILAS News is reprinted here, along with more photos than we could fit into the newsletter.

And check out all the other news in the January 2020 PHILAS News (use button above).

At the February 2020 Open Day, Linda Lee displayed her Gold-Medal collection, of Women in Society.  A report and photos of the February 2020 Open Day can be seen here.

See the Objectives and learn more about the Association's history here.

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