Wagga wagga stamp & Coin club inc.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions in some parts of NSW, we have had to cancel our 4 September Stamp & Coin Market. This will now be held on 30 October (see below).
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.
Secretary (Peter Simpfendorfer)
PO Box 2099
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 6922 3393
$15 per annum single or family
Display: Error coins by S Goward
Members' 5-pages display
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2021 Saturday Stamp & Coin Markets
ARCC Hall 131 Tarcutta Street Wagga Wagga
From 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Buying, selling, free valuations.
2 - Day Stamp & Coin Fairs in 2021
15 - 16 May
27 - 28 November
Sturt Public School White Avenue Kooringal
President Bob Edyvean presenting member Grace Hatty with the Charles Houen Memorial Shield for winning the 2020 five-page member’s display held at the December 2020 meeting.
MAY 2021 STAMP & COIN FAIR REPORT
It was with some trepidation that members attended Sturt Public School early on Saturday morning to set up for our first two-day stamp and coin fair since November 2019 as there were a couple of “firsts”- first one held under Covid 19 procedures, first time we have had to charge an entry fee (gold coin donation) and first time we did not hold a hamper raffle which was a means to help balance the books cost wise.
However, our fears were unfounded as the two days went very well with good crowds – particularly on Saturday. Most visitors were okay with the entry fee and several dropped a $5 note in the tin. Over 150 signed in using the Covid sheets and it is estimated that at least as many used the QR code. There were a lot of people that we had not seen before plus a lot of regulars from as far away as Nowra, Milton-Ulladulla, Canberra (several), Queanbeyan, Melbourne and as usual most Riverina towns.
The largest crowd was around mid-morning on Saturday when I counted over 70 people in the hall. Things were slower from around 3.00 pm and as usual crowds were small until about 11.00 am on Sunday. There were few visitors after 2.00 pm and most dealers were ready to depart by 3.00 pm. Saturday saw a cold wind all day and Sunday started with a frost but the hall heating did the job of keeping us warm.
Dealers reported healthy sales of both stamps and coins although things were a bit slower in the accessories department. My observation was that there were fewer items coming in for valuation or sale.
Unfortunately, one dealer had a “miserable” weekend health wise as he suffered a back injury setting up on Saturday and was in severe pain through both days. The trip home would also have been painful but we hope he has fully recovered. It was good to see AAA Stamps return to Wagga Wagga.
Over the two days a number of members made huge contributions to the success of the fair from setting up and dismantling the hall, manning the sign-in table to make sure all visitors did the right thing (this ran very smoothly) and all the other little things that need to be done. Thanks very much everyone and a special thanks to Dave and Shane for sleeping in the hall on Saturday night.
The next two-day fair will be on November 27 - 28. See you there.
Peter Simpfendorfer, Secretary