PHILATELIC  DEVELOPMENT  COUNCIL

                               (PDC)

   In 2019 the PDC Chair, Linda Lee, was awarded a PHILAS Medal.  The citation for the award is here.

   The picture shows Linda receiving the medal from Philas President, Lionel Savins.

 The NSW Philatelic Development Council has awarded Mal Nicholson the PDC Medal for his work with young stamp collectors over the last 30 years.

  Mal's response to receiving the Award, and a history of his youth work, can be read here .

  An up-to-date report on recent and forthcoming stamp exhibitions is compiled regularly for the Council by the Philatelic Development Officer, Metropolitan. Read the latest

Exhibitions Report here.

The rules for the new experimental

Topical Class of stamp exhibiting have been published and can be read here.

And the rules for Aerophilatelic Exhibiting can be read here.

PDC Office Holders 2019 / 2020

The PDC office holders are elected annually at the AGM.

The current PDC Officers are:

Council Chair                                                       Linda Lee

Deputy Council Chair                                          Lionel Savins

Council Secretary                                                Greg Korsman

Philatelic Development Officer: Metropolitan      David Collyer

Philatelic Development Office:  Country              Ed Wolf

Public Relations Officer                                       Vacant

Youth Development Officer                                  John Pearson

Committee Members                                           Yung Benson

                                                                             Geoffrey Lewis

                                                                             John Moore

David Collyer and Ed Wolf are the PDC Councillors on the

PHILAS Executive Council for 2019 / 2020.

The Council's report to PHILAS for March 2020 can be read here.

  Ed Wolf has been awarded the Australian Philatelic Research Award by the APF for his work on Aerophilately.

  The Citation to the APF  included Ed's most recent work:

 

" Ed’s most recent work has been connected with the surveys that laid the way for the participants in the 1919 England-Australia air race between Calcutta and Darwin and within Australia.   Material for the Borton - Ross Smith survey from Calcutta to Timor was based on records from the Public Record Office at Kew. 

  Material for the Lloyd land survey from Sydney to Darwin was based on material from digitalised Newspaper recorded from the National Library of Australia."

Philatelic Exhibitions

  The PDC has responsibility for all State and National philatelic exhibitions in NSW. The PDC can provide assistance to exhibitors on request and arrange NSW members for Challenges held at National Shows. The monthly philatelic exhibitions report on all philatelic exhibitions prepared by David Collyer is posted on the PDC website (see link in box above).

The National Stamp Exhibition held in Sydney every four years is organised by the PDC.  This is a general view of the 2019 Exhibition held at the Hurstville sports stadium.