Our Next Auction will be
held on 14th March 2020
All Lots will be available for viewing on:
Saturday 7 March, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Sunday* 8 March, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm *
Thursday 12 March, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Friday 13 March, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Viewing on Auction day, Saturday 14 March, 8.30 am to 11.00 am, is by appointment only or for visitors from out of Sydney.
* Sunday viewing is being trialled this time.
The auction commences promptly at 12.00 noon.
Auction dates for 2020:
Saturday 14 March
Saturday 11 July
Saturday 14 November
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 the next column for postal and interactive bidding forms.
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.
Our Most Recent Auction
was held on 9th November 2019
To see the catalogue for the most recent auction see:
Links to images of selected auction lots from Auction 134 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 the results of our most recent auction, see:
For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.
PHILAS House Open Days
are held on the third Saturday of the month before every auction. Dealers, club tables and mini-auction. Details here.
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 within 6 weeks of 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.