PHILAS House Open Days
Scenes from the October 2019 Open Day.
The October 2019 Open Day was very
well attended with lots of new faces.
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.
Barbara and David inspect the club members' entries which were of a very high standard. Margaret is more interested in the camera.
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.
Collectors can bring lots for sale-by-tender (minimum reserve $5.00). Bring lots before 11.00am and use only the Philas lotting form.
Dates for 2020
Saturday 15 February
Saturday 20 June
Saturday 17 October
Each Open Day features:
Stamp club circuit books
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:
Junior collectors' displays in February
A Philas archival collection 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.