PHILAS House Open Days

Open  Day

Dates  for  2021


The February Open Day

has had to be cancelled.

Our most recent Open Day:

Saturday 15th February 2020

The Philatelic Development Council (PDC) invited Linda Lee to display parts of her thematic collection Women in Society  at this event.  Photos of the day can be seen here .

Scenes from the October 2019 Open Day.

For general information on Open Days, see below.

The October 2019 Open Day was very

well attended with lots of new faces.

Barbara and David inspect the club members' entries which were of a very high standard.  Margaret is more interested in the camera.

Open Day competition organiser, Fred Grech

congratulates Grant Griffiths, the winner of

the popular vote prize for his entry 

Thwarting Early USA Stamps Re-use.

The winning entrants from the Philatelic Society of Australia, Graeme Morrison, Frank Whitfield and Jeff Newman.

Fred Grech and his team from the Smithfield Stamp Club Inc are to be congratulated for a very successful Open Day Inter - Clubs Competition - probably the best one we have had so far.  Fred writes:

  A big thank you to you and your club members who participated in this year's Competition and let me say that without your help, it would not have been a successful Competition, YOU are the ones that are keeping the doors Open at PHILAS and at your club so keep up the good work. Next year, REGISTER early please - don’t leave it to the last minute, ok…

  Next year, the times will be altered slightly to allow more time for the mini-auction and the cleaning up.

The time for voting will be from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Full results of the inter - clubs competition are here.

    Open Days are held three times each year - usually on the third Saturday of February, June and October, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

  Members of collectors' clubs affiliated to Philas can bring Lots for sale-by-tender (minimum reserve $5.00). Submit your Lots to the organisers before 11.00 am.

Each Open Day features:

  • Stamp dealers

  • Stamp club circuit books

  • Sale-by-tender

  • Mini Auction at 2:30pm (viewing ceases at 2:00pm) - no buyers commission

  • Stamp collecting and exhibiting advice

  • Philas Library is open

  • Free sample bag for Children

  • Light refreshments can be purchased - Sandwiches, Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks

  The Open Days are timed to occur about three weeks before a Philas Auction on the second Saturday of the following month.


Special activities featured on the Open Days are:

  • Displays arranged by the PDC in February

  • Displays by members of one affiliated club in June

  • Inter-clubs competition in October*

   * In October, three members from each of ten clubs display 8 album pages each. The winning club is decided by popular vote of visitors to the Open Day.