The most recent Auction
was held on 14th March 2020
How to bid in a Philas Auction
In The Room
Fill the gaps in your collection by bidding at the Philas auction. You can read the auction catalogue and view the lots by following the links on this page or contact Philas to receive a printed catalogue.
View the lots at Philas House during the preceding week (see times opposite). On auction day, arrive early to obtain a bidder's number. The auction starts at 12.00 noon.
It is important that absentee bids be submitted on a postal bidder's form.
If you do not do this, your bids have to be re-written on to a form by a volunteer and mistakes may occur.
Do not simply list your bids within an email and hope that they will be transcribed correctly.
mail the completed form to Philas
or scan your completed form; save it as a .pdf or .jpg file and attach it to an email
send the email, with the attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To find out where we are; to see our mailing address; to contact us or to check public transport, see the Visitors' Information page.
Links to images of selected auction lots from Auction 135 can be seen by clicking on links within the catalogue text. Or use the 'Images'' button above for a searchable list of the images.
For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.
Auction dates for 2020:
July auction has been cancelled
Saturday 14 November tba
See the next column for postal and interactive bidding forms.
See our Bidders' Terms & Conditions.
Do you want to sell material through the Philas auction?
The Philas Stamp Auction has been running since 1975 and is the oldest
philatelic auction service in NSW run by and for the benefit of stamp collectors.
Proceeds from our auctions remain in NSW to foster philately - there are no share-holders and no paid staff.
Philas is a 100% voluntary, not-for-profit independent organisation. All auction -related work is performed by local stamp collectors who volunteer their time.
You too can become a Philas helper. Check our volunteers page.
Many sellers (vendors) come to Philas following a recommendation from their local stamp collecting club or from a satisfied vendor at a previous auction.
You can lot your material or we will lot it for you. It is fully insured while in our care. We mail out the auction catalogue to over 1500 potential buyers in Australia and overseas and send settlement cheques to vendors about 6 weeks after the sale.
Our auctions attract a large number of room bidders (unlike some commercial auctions) as well as postal bidders.
For full information on selling through Philas, see the Vendor Information page.