Wagga wagga stamp & Coin club inc.
Our club will not be meeting in the next few months because of government restrictions imposed during the coronavirus epidemic. Check this website for future developments.
This friendly club caters for stamp collectors of all levels (from beginners to advanced collectors) within the Wagga Wagga City area and surrounding towns. The monthly meetings consist of a short business meeting (30/45 minutes) followed by a display by one of the members, supper and a sale by tender.
Two large sale by tender events (no display on these nights) are held each year and in November a five page, competitive members display is held. A monthly newsletter is mailed to members.
Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS)
Sale by tender
Exchange or circuit books
Monthly on 1st Wednesday at 7:30pm
ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga
How To Get There
One block east of tourist information centre, on northern side of Tarcutta Street.
Postal Address: Secretary (Peter Simpfendorfer), PO Box 2099, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 6922 3393
$15 per annum single or family
Stamp & Coin Fairs (to be confirmed)
in 2020 .... November 21 & 22
Sturt Public School White Avenue Kooringal
From 9.00 am each day. Buying, selling, free valuations.
Stamp & Coin Markets (to be confirmed)
August 1 December 5
ARCC Hall 131 Tarcutta Street Wagga Wagga
From 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Buying, selling, free valuations.
R Brennan: Aussie Icons
D Blackman: Captain Cook
J Ross: Aviation
L Ashford: Something
Annual Five Page Member’s Display
R Brown: Postcards
Our Bus Trip to the Canberra Stamp Show 2020
All aboard, take your seats and put your seat belt on. Amid the Coronavirus/COVID19 crisis, 15 members of the Wagga Wagga Stamp and Coin Club travelled to the Canberra Stampshow 2020 on Saturday 14 March. We must have been keen, no coffee stop at Macca’s Yass, just straight through to Woden please!
Many of the members had not attended a major stamp show for a number of years and it was a pleasure to arrive at a well planned event with plenty of amenities and space for the exhibition, traders and relaxation areas. Coffee and food was also excellent.
The exhibition was well appreciated by the Wagga members with many discussions on the return journey about certain frames/displays and which of them they liked the best. I’m sure future displays at Wagga Wagga will be inspired by what was seen. Many members spent well on stamps, PNC’s, postcards, covers and accessories with a couple coming home with armfuls and boxes full of purchases.
Stamp shows are places where friends are made, acquaintances renewed and contacts made. Shows also keep collecting interests alive, and with exceptional shows like Canberra, philately will survive and prosper.
Congratulations to the Canberra Stampshow Committee 2020 and a big thank you to the executive of the Wagga Wagga Stamp and Coin Club for the organisation of the trip.
+ VALE JOHN ROSS +
Sadly, I must advise members of the passing of long-term club member John Ross on Tuesday 12 May.
John had been ill for the past few years but kept the seriousness of his illness pretty much private. His passing was certainly a shock to me.
John attended his first meeting on 1 August 1990 and his last on 4 March 2020. Over a thirty-year period he attended 241 meetings.
He was a very active club member always providing an interesting display each year at one of our monthly meetings. A highlight of these presentations was the format in which they were presented – typed, logically set out, great material and his ability to talk to his display.
Although hampered by lack of transport for a number of years, John usually managed to make an appearance at our six-monthly, two day stamp & coin fairs and was always ready to help where his assistance was required such as refilling the urn, selling raffle tickets, catering etc.
John usually had something new to show members as part of Show & Tell at our monthly meetings. Invariably he would also have something to raise in General Business which will not quite be the same without his presence. Some of his ideas may have been a bit radical but he always had the interest of the club and its members at heart.
Each year John would put one or two entries in the annual five-page member’s display for the Charles Houen Memorial Shield. John won the competition on three occasions: 2013, 2016 and 2017.
As requested by John, a private funeral service was held.
We will miss you John, Rest in Peace.