Special High - Value Auction

  Philas held its special auction, number 141, limited to more sought-after material on Saturday 17 September 2022.

  The core of the offerings were from the British Commonwealth collection of the late Ron Flowers.

To view every Lot with the price it sold for, click the 'Auctions' button above.  It will link you directly to the on-line bidding site.

A traditional prices realised list can be viewed here.  Note that unsold Lots ARE NOT available for post-auction sale.  They will be offered again in a future auction.


Ron Flowers

Bidding in the special auction:

Note that Auction 141 was run as a normal Philas auction.  Bidders attended and bid in the room or mailed or emailed their bids.

In addition, there was bidding by telephone and  live on-line bidding.  The 'Auctions' button above links directly to the on-line bidding platform.

For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.

Dates for PHILAS Auctions in 2022

        Saturday:  Special Auction 17 September      12 November

Viewing Times for regular Philas Auctions


previous Saturday       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

previous Sunday          10.00 am to 4.00 pm

previous Thursday       10.00 am to 4.00 pm*

previous Friday            10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Auction Day Saturday  10.00 am to 11.00 am

  *Absentee bids (mail and email) will close at:

                12.00 noon on previous Thursday.

Note that different viewing times may apply to special auctions.


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.

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.

Page updated 22/9/2022.