2022 Programme

We will return to our usual venue, the Brenan Park Community Hall from the meeting of Monday 9 May, with a barbecue and Andrew Foldes' display of WA Revenues.

14 February

   Display:  EUROMED Stamps, 2008 - 13

                  History and 2014 -21 Issues

                  by L Villoing

14 March

   Display:  Queen Elizabeth II 1c - 7c

                   by C Van der Kley 

11 April

   Easter meeting - auction & BBQ after

  9 May

   Display:  Western Australian Revenues

                  by A Foldes

13 June

   Display:  Postal issues & history of

    Greater Syria by Fayek Mersi

11 July

   Display:  Christmas in July FDCs

                  by T Lean.

  8 August

   Parramatta club visits for inter-club


12 September

   Club competition

10 October

   AGM - 7.00 pm start;  BBQ after

15 October (Saturday)

   Inter-clubs competition at Philas House

14 November

   Display:  Princess Diana by S Sassine

  5 December

   Annual dinner at licensed club

12 December

   Alex Marks 2022 club competition

See photos of earlier club meetings in our Photo Gallery.

Sad news from Smithfield to start 2022. Two of our members have passed away recently.


Mr Peter Benson

was a member of the club from 2006–2018 and then moved to Queensland.

  He mainly collected used stamps for the children whilst in Sydney and Mr Colin Ryan and Alfred Grech were able to help supply these.  He was rather a timid person and kept to himself while at the Club in Sydney.

 The Club wishes to send its condolences to his wife and family for the passing away

of Peter, father and husband.


Mr Ben Peresen


had been a Member from 2003 to 2022.  He was mainly interested in displaying to the club.  While he was a member here, he built up his Italy Post collection to show and was rebuilding it again.  From his wife’s Internet information it seems that he was improving the collection as time progressed.

  The Club wishes to send its condolences to his wife, Paola and his daughter Lisa for the passing away of Ben, father and husband, and to other family members.


Mr Christiaan Van der Kley came over to Wakeley to display his 

QE II 1c-7c Australian Stamps ,Flaws and Plates.

The certificate was accepted by Chris and presented by Mr Andrew Foldes on the night at the Brian Wunsch Centre, Wakeley.

About Us

Founded in 1976, our members are drawn from all over the Cumberland District (Smithfield, Fairfield, Cabramatta and Liverpool). We are a member of the Philatelic Association of NSW Inc. (Philas).

We meet at the Brenan Park Community Hall at Smithfield on the 2nd Monday of each month. We have around 40 members with a regular attendance of 15 – 20 per month. Our monthly sale by tender is very popular with buyers and sellers, as we do not charge commissions.

“Members Choice” competitions (6+ pages) are held three times per year.

Our December competition, “The Alex Marks Memorial Shield” is dedicated to one of our founders, Mr Alex Marks.

Our monthly meetings include a raffle for a stamp album, stock book or philatelic accessories.

The attendance raffle is for an Australia Post Year Book awarded at the December meeting.

Sponsorship to financial members (after a qualifying period) is offered for entry for state or national exhibitions to the Bronze level.

The Philas Crown Agents collection is accessible through Philas.

Membership fees              

Adults $2.00 p.a., Juniors: 20 cents p.a.

Affiliated with

Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS)

Meeting Time

2nd Monday of each month including January. Commences 7:30pm – 9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Meeting Place

The Brenan Park Community Hall, Bourke Street, Smithfield, NSW 2164 (at the “T” Intersection with Charles Street). (see map below ).

Wheelchair access available.

Good security lighting and adequate carpark facilities available.

Travelling by car is recommended because the venue is not convenient to a railway station.



The Alex Marks Memoral Shield




Sale by tender

Exchange or circuit books

Guest speakers

Loan of philatelic accessories


  The Club runs an Inter-Club competition with Parramatta Philatelic Society and also sponsors the Annual Inter-Club Competition  at PHILAS House on the October Open Day.

Contact Us

Public Officer and Treasurer: Mr Alfred Grech

Secretary: Robert Layzelle

Phone:      9629-2454

Postal Address:


Public Officer: Mr Alfred Grech

ph.  9726 1962

Club web page updated 29/4/2022.