Auction 136

Part 1 - Box Lots

closed 2.00 pm Sunday 4th October

Part 2 - Albums and Folders

closed Friday 13th November at 3.00 pm.

 The small lots Auction (136 Part 2) closed on Friday 13 November. The catalogue, links to images and Prices Realised are below. Unsold lots are available for sale until 1 December 2020.

  Use the buttons below to view the list of the Auction part 2 lots, the images and prices realised list.

The following corrections have to be made when reading the 136 part 2 auction catalogue:

  • Lot 1161 - GB 10/- Seahorses total is 4 used not 40 used

  • Lot 2442 -S/be  Cocos Is not Cook Is 

  • Lot 1001 - Est is $180 not $1800

  • Lot 1195 - Est is $200 not $2000

See Keith Emery's report of the Part 1 sale below. The

list of lots and the prices realised list for Auction 136 Part1 can be found on the Previous Auctions page.

Keith Emery reports

     on the Box Lots section of Auction 136, which closed on Sunday 4 October.

     The sale went extremely well with only 84 of the 674 lots failing to sell.  The unsold lots will be offered with the small lots on 14 November.

     With Covid-19 restrictions there were some obvious limitations on viewing of the lots but all participants complied with the requirements with good grace.

Thanks To:

  • Alan Wright, who did so much in opening Philas House and responding to your emails.

  • Wilson Ilbery for arranging the layout of the boxes

  • Mike Nibbs, our official Covid-19 Marshall, for all signage and compliance measures

  • All our visitors for accepting the restrictions of face masks and gloves with good humour and grace

  • All Philas volunteers for their efforts

  • Administrative staff for working around obvious limitations and restrictions

  • The IT staff for entering the lot descriptions and producing the catalogue

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.