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 Special Collections

 The ground floor Print Room houses a number of special collections for which access has to be arranged in advance.

  • Post Office Guides - for the 20th century

  • Post Office Circulars - monthly, NSW edition, mainly 20th century

  • Instructions to Postmasters - various 20th century editions

  • Post Office Histories - NSW, in alphabetical order or those completed by the Historical Office

  • Post Office Annual Reports - 20th century

  • Post Office Publications – various

  • E.A. Crome Collection - Australian Aerophilately from the National Library of Australia, Canberra

  • E.A. & V.I Crome collection - modern Australian and world Aerophilately from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

  • Marguerite McNeill Collection of Music and Theatre - from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

  • Alec Pailthorpe photographic slide collection of Australian Commonwealth

  • De La Rue Correspondence book microfilm - Joint Copying Project contains material on Australia, New Zealand, British Pacific and Malaya

  • Philatelic Exhibition catalogues – collections of Australian, New Zealand and International Philatelic exhibitions arranged by year order, located in a cabinet backing on to the kitchen area.

  • Norman Hopson Local Histories Collection - history of NSW Local Government areas. There are two sections, Sydney and Regional areas both arranged in alphabetical order. The collection is located in a cabinet backing onto the kitchen area.

 For all Library enquires email:     Geoff Kellow

 Display Collections & Catalogues

 In addition and expanding on the above, Philas House has, over the years, been the fortunate recipient of a number of collections donated by

 members or their families and Philas has also purchased some significant collections itself from Auction offerings.

 In the Philas Collections link there is a list of collections that may be available for borrowing by Clubs for their meetings or where collections and

 resources may be too valuable, they may be viewed under supervision at Philas House.

 It is well worth while checking these resources and collections both for possible display at Club Meetings or as a reference resources for  

 individual collectors.

 In addition to the collections and resources noted above there is also another resource which can be found under the Penrith Philatelic Society

 and that is a collection of Bulletins that were produced by a former President, Uwe Kruger, that contain a wealth of information on Australian

 Stamp issues but also includes a wide variety of topics including rare postmarks, forgeries, Cinderellas and faults from a variety of countries.


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