Auction 138

   Auction 138, previously scheduled for July, will now be held on Saturday 13 November

Bids previously received for this auction will be treated as live bids unless you contact us to cancel the bids. 

   Legal requirements concerning COVID-19 restrictions are to be observed on the auction day and on viewing days. These requirements are set out on this web site's Home page (use button above). The Auction catalogue (and amendments to it) are below.

   Viewing times in the preceding week are:

  • Saturday        6 November       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Sunday          7 November       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Wednesday 10 November       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Thursday     11 November       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Friday          12 November       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Saturday      13 November,       Public auction from 12.00 noon.

                                     Viewing on auction day from 9.00 am to 10.30 am by appointment only.

Changes made to Auction 138 Catalogue text:

  •  Lots 49, 135, 727,  729, 732, 733, 734 withdrawn

  •  Lot 3 Missing 1d Black, 2d Blue and Aust Arms…  Estimate reduced to $200

  •  Lot 103 Est is $100 not $1,000

  •  Lot 1007 Item has tear, clearly visible from the rear

  •  Lot 1015  Stamp has significant thin

  •  Lot 2059 wrong image on the back of the catalogue. See the online image.

See the Absentee Bidding section below for bidding forms to mail or email to Philas.  Use one of these forms when sending your bids to avoid mistakes occurring if your bids have to be copied from the text of an email.

Do you want to sell material through the Philas auction?

Dates for future PHILAS Auctions

        Saturday:  13 November 2021

For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.


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.

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.

   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.