has been postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions until a date to be determined.
PHILAS President, Lionel Savins writes:
Since the current lockdown has been extended for a further four weeks, Philas House will now remain closed for this period - up to the end of August. Auction 138, which was rescheduled to the 14th August, must again be moved, but this time we cannot nominate when the auction will be held, nor can we confirm the form that it will take. This will be determined and advised as the situation develops and becomes clearer. Meanwhile, we will still accept postal bids until further notice. Stay safe and keep yourselves busy.
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Lots 49, 135, 727, 729, 732, 733, 734 withdrawn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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com .
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.