The Philatelic Association of New South Wales Inc.


Philas House


PHILAS  HOUSE  closed!   Auction postponed!

PHILAS President, Lionel Savins writes:

   Since the current lockdown has been extended, Philas House will now remain closed for this period - until restrictions are lifted.  Auction 138, which was rescheduled to the 14th August, must again be moved, but this time we cannot nominate when the auction will be held, nor can we confirm the form that it will take.  This will be determined and advised as the situation develops and becomes clearer.  Meanwhile, we will still accept postal bids until further notice.  Stay safe and keep yourselves busy.

Changes to Auction Catalogue:

Some corrections have been made to the Auction Catalogue.  Use the menu button at top of screen to go to the Auction web page and see the changes.

2021 Club meetings and events

Because of Sydney's Covid-19 lockdown, it can be assumed that club meetings and events will not happen in Sydney in September and October.  Club web pages have not necessarily been updated - check with club office bearers for confirmation.

The Winter's Day with Stamps has been postponed indefinitely but will be held when possible.

Fisher's Ghost Annual Stamp Fair scheduled for November at Campbelltown has been cancelled. See you at the next Fair in 2022.

Newcastle Stamp & Coin Expo

         This has been re-scheduled to 27 - 29 May 2022.  Entries accepted up to 28 February 2022.  See website 

News  headlines:

  • Auction 138 Catalogue and images are now on this website.  Use the 'Auction' button above. 

  • At its 24 April club representatives' Council meeting it was resolved:  That the Philas fee for affiliated clubs be increased to $1.00 per club member per annum from July 2021.

  • The July 2021 PHILAS News newsletter has now been published. Use the button at top of page to read it in full colour.   Publishing details for the next newsletter will be advised when it is again possible to open Philas House.

  • Philas Open Day will go ahead on 16 October if Philas House has re-opened by then. The inter-clubs competition for displays from clubs has been cancelled.  

  • The next 'local' stamp exhibition is Royalpex in Palmerston North, New Zealand, on 10 - 12 September 2021.  See the website .  The Australian Commissioner is Tony Griffin.   His email address is .

  • For details on Canberra Stamp Show 2022 to be held on 18 - 20 March 2022, follow this link.

  • PHILAS House has a new security system - see details below.

  • The latest report on Stamp Exhibitions, including results, cancellations and rescheduling can be read from the link on the PDC page (use the PDC menu button at top of screen).

  • Philas is always looking for volunteers.  Print off a recruiting pamphlet here and distribute it to your fellow collectors.

  • A new book, Tasmanian Postal Stationery by Malcolm Groom and Allen Shetten is available at a pre-publication price of $120.00 until 19 September 2021 (p & p $20.00 within Australia).  After that date, the price is $150.00.  Ordering details at .


  PHILAS House now has a state-of-the-art security system with multiple cameras on every floor and covering the entrance areas.  The views from the cameras can be monitored in real time and can be viewed as recordings for at least a month afterwards.  It is also possible to get close-ups of anything recorded by the cameras.

  This increased security will be a great help during the auctions and on auction viewing days.

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Website last updated 9 September 2021.