The Philatelic Association of New South Wales Inc.

PHILAS House Open Day      Saturday 15th February

   Our next PHILAS House Open Day is coming up with the usual dealers, club tables and small auction.

   The Philatelic Development Council (PDC) has invited Gold - Medal winning exhibitor Linda Lee to exhibit thematic stamp collections in the display frames that line the walls of the main meeting room.

   Linda will display 128 pages of Women in Society and two 15-page exhibits, one on Mothers' Day and one on Women and War.

   This is a seldom-offered opportunity to see properly presented thematic collections - a collecting area that some of us would like to understand better.

To see more information on PHILAS House Open Days click the menu button above.

  The Calendar has now been updated for all club meetings and events in 2020.

  The Calendar and instructions on getting the most information from it can be found under the Events tab at the top of this screen.

  Please check that your club details are correct and if not, email the editor from the link at the foot of this screen.

Auction 135 will be held on Saturday 14th March.

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

 The prices realised for lots sold at Auction 134 held in November 2019 are also on the 'Auction' page.

Dates for Auctions in 2020:

14 March, 11 July, 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).

An expanded version of the January 2020 Exhibitions Report, including entrants and exhibits for Canberra, London and Auckland which were too lengthy to be included in the printed PHILAS News, is available here.

Coming Events

Saturday & Sunday

7 - 8 March 2020

 Piallaway Stamp & Coin Fair

  Full details on the Piallaway Stamp Club page.


Saturday 2nd May

Captain Cook 1-Frame

Stamp Exhibition & Fair

 Full details, including entry form and prospectus, on the Sutherland Shire Philatelic Society page.

   An up-to-date report on recent and forthcoming stamp exhibitions is compiled regularly for the Philatelic Development Council by the Philatelic Development Officer, Metropolitan.  Read the latest Exhibitions Report here.

Philas House

  Philas was established in 1971, and is a non-profit, multicultural association representing over 50 affiliated stamp clubs and societies in New South Wales (NSW).

    The Association headquarters, Philas House, occupies three floors at 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills (Sydney). Philas House incorporates a large air-conditioned meeting room, philatelic library, workshop, printery and offices. Full contact details, including a map to the Philas House location, can be found from the Contacts tab above (in some browsers, this tab is under 'More').


The primary aims of Philas are:  

  • To generally promote the hobby

  • To encourage prospective and new stamp collectors

  • To support and encourage Youth philately

  • To create opportunities for existing stamp collectors to advance their skills and

  • To provide support for the affiliated clubs and societies.

    Use the navigation tabs at the top of this page to find out more about our Philatelic Development Council (PDC), Youth activities, Philatelic Library and our regular stamp auctions and Open Days. You can also locate your nearest local stamp collectors' club and find out about the services that Philas provides for local clubs under the 'Clubs' tab.

    Recent issues of our quarterly newsletter, PHILAS News, can also be found under its tab.

    You can learn more about the Association's history here.

Regular Events

Regular Events are listed under the 'Events' tab at the top of this page.

   Local club events are listed on the back page of our newsletter, the 

PHILAS News. Click the tab at the top of the screen to see the latest newsletter.

Photos from the Open Day

Saturday 19th October 2019


   Use the 'Open Days' tab above to see photos of this very successful day and to find a link to the full inter-clubs display competition results.

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