The Philatelic Association of New South Wales Inc.
PHILAS HOUSE re-opening soon. Auction planned.
Philas House has re-opened to volunteers only, on Tuesdays and Saturdays providing they show evidence of double vaccination, wear masks and adhere to other government-imposed COVID requirements. A QR code is available for scanning, or bring your printed vaccine certificate. Anyone not complying with requirements will be denied entry (Philas could be prosecuted if we do not do this. We have no choice). Read the full conditions of entry here.
We expect to be able to accept public visitors from Tuesday 26th October - we just need some time to prepare for you.
Auction 138, which was to be held in July, will now be held on the usual date of Saturday 13 November. Previous bids received remain alive - see full auction details on 'Auction' button above.
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 newcastlephilatelicsociety.org.au
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 Days should go ahead in 2022. Use the Open Days button above for details.
The next 'local' stamp exhibition is Royalpex in Palmerston North, New Zealand, on 19 - 21 November 2021. See the website https://nzpf.org.nz/exhibitions/royalpex-2021 . The Australian Commissioner is Tony Griffin. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 www.tps.org.au .
NEW SECURITY SYSTEM:
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.