Wagga wagga stamp & Coin club inc.
Members' Other Hobbies night
Display: Postcards by R Brown
AGM and Auction
Display by D Waterman
Display: Unusual World Coins
by D Blackman
Display by R Dooner
Display: SES sheets by R Brennan
Members' Annual 5-page Competition
Workshop: Mounting a Display
by G Hatty
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
What's on in 2023:
Stamp & Coin Markets
Saturdays: 8 April, 29 July, 30 September
ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Stamp & Coin Fairs
Saturday and Sunday 20 - 21 May, 25 - 26 November
Sturt Public School, White Avenue, Kooringal
$2 entry fee. Seven dealers attending.
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
$15 per annum single or family
Photos from the November 2022 Fair
Club page updated 9/12/2022
NOVEMBER 2022 STAMP & COIN FAIR REPORT
Perfect weekend spring weather saw a great turnout for the fair with the only downside being the mosquitos but they are everywhere at the moment following all the rain and flooding.
Good co-operation from the dealers in waiting until members had set-up their sites resulted in them having access by 8:10 am and they were ready for the public by the 9.00 am opening time. Thankyou dealers.
Saturday morning is usually the busiest period as customers try for the elusive items that might sell out and once again this proved to be. Saturday afternoon was quiet after 3.00 pm and Sunday was a bit slower than Saturday.
Visitors came from a wide range of towns including Cootamundra, Temora, Albury/Wodonga, Melbourne, Leeton, Young, Holbrook, Barellan, Walla Walla, Old Junee, Canberra, West Wyalong, Stockinbingal plus many locals. The visitor from Melbourne was very keen especially as he was not a young man. He caught the train to Wagga Wagga and arrived about 3.00 am. He spent Saturday morning at the fair and then caught the 2.00 pm train back to Melbourne. He must have been happy as he asked when the next fair would be held.
So, crowd numbers were very satisfactory over the two days with a record amount being taken with the entry fees. The door roster of members also worked well.
Victorian Stamp Traders were our accessories dealer and James Dart from Beechworth took the site normally occupied by John Pearson of Pittwater Philatelics. Both are keen to return if the opportunity arises. The other regular dealers were J.P.W. Coins Melbourne, Edlins of Canberra, Orange Stamp and Coins, A Byrne Coins Canberra and Phil Morehouse, Sydney.
Six members had space on the club table – four with stamps and two with coins and other collectables. They all seemed to be happy with their trading over the two days.
I estimate that over the two days around thirty people presented items for valuation and/or sale – both stamps and notes/coins.
The fair closed to the public at 3.00 pm Sunday and the hall was packed up within a reasonable time and I was home by 4:30 pm.
To sum up, it was another successful fair and we look forward to the next two-day fair at Sturt Public School on May 20 and 21 (2023). Note: there will also be a Stamp & Coin Market on April 8 (Easter Saturday) at the ARCC hall.
Thanks are extended to all members who helped in any way to make the fair such a success.
Peter Simpfendorfer Secretary