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lapidary  & COLLECTORS  club  inc.



2023 Meeting dates

  Meetings are at 12.00 noon, after a workshop session.

  Members bring new acquisitions (and their lunch, if they wish).

7 June

5 July

2 August

6 September

4 October

1 November

6 December

Club Newsletter

Read our latest Newsletter:

January - February 2023 here.

Previous Newsletters can be read here.

Club page updated 20/05/2023

Meeting Time

  12.00 noon on the first Wednesday of the month except January (no meeting).

Meeting Place

  Our Clubhouse is set up in the old Eglinton Fire Shed in Park Street in Eglinton. (It is heated in winter.)

How To Get There

 Eglinton is a suburb of Bathurst, 206 km (appox. 3½ hours drive) west of Sydney.
Our Clubhouse is located in Eglinton next to the tennis courts and over from the Eglinton store. It is located about 10 minutes drive from the Bathurst Post Office unless we have a traffic jam in which case it may take 2 minutes longer!


Contact Us


  Postal Address:

Bathurst Lapidary & Collectables Club Inc.

PO Box 9156

Stewart Street Post Office


Membership fees

Family $30, Single Adult $20, Junior $5

Services Available

  • newsletter

  • competitions

  • library

  • sale by tender

  • guest speakers

  • wheel chair access

Affiliated with

Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS)


Paul Martensz stands by the club's new 'pop - up' sign.

About Us

  Lapidary and rock collecting is an area under our club banner with workshops Wednesday mornings most weeks.

  The club has over 150 members who are into not only lapidary but also stamp collecting and philately, coins, bank notes and many other collectables. Our club commenced as the Bathurst Philatelic Society in 1895, the first in country NSW and the second in the Colony of NSW.

 Meetings include stamp and other displays and regular activities as well as Guest Speakers. Most meetings have a topic upon which to do a mini display of what one collects i.e. stamps, coins etc. Points from these mini displays go towards an annual trophy in 6 categories.

Stamp, coin and other workshops are held throughout the year. Mini actions of stamps and other collectables are held also. We encourage all members to bring along to meetings their 'Latest Acquisition' (an item recently purchased, swapped, given, etc. Supper is served at each meeting and new members are warmly welcomed.

 A 10 or more page newsletter is published every two months for financial members.

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