Auction 138

will be held on

10 July 2021

For the first time in over 12 months, this will be a public auction.  Bidders are welcome to attend the auction for live bidding in the room.

The auction catalogue will be posted on this website as soon as it is available.

And check the Open Day web page (use the button above) for details on attending our public event on Saturday 19 June.

Auction 137 was held on 13 March 2021

Use the buttons below to view the list of Auction 137 lots and images and the Prices Realised at the auction.

Dates for future PHILAS Auctions

        Saturdays:  10 July 2021             (items for lotting accepted up to Tuesday 6 April)

                           13 November 2021   (items for lotting accepted up to Tuesday 10 August)

For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.


How to bid in a Philas Auction (in 'normal' times)

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.

See our Bidders' Terms & Conditions.

Absentee  Bids

  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.

  Print off a postal bidders' form here.

  You can:

  • 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 .


Or you can use the  interactive form.

 A guide to completing the interactive form is available here.

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.