Wagga wagga stamp & Coin club inc.

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2023 Programme

4 January

   Members' Other Hobbies night

1 February

   Display:  Postcards by R Brown

1 March

   AGM and Auction

5 April

   Large Auction

3 May

   Display by D Waterman

7 June

   Display:  Unusual World Coins

                  by D Blackman

4 July

   Large Auction

2 August

   Display by R Dooner

6 September

   Display:  SES sheets by R Brennan

4 October

   Large Auction

1 November

   Members' Annual 5-page Competition

6 December

   Workshop:  Mounting a Display

                      by G Hatty

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Meeting Time

Monthly on 1st Wednesday at 7:30pm

Meeting Place

ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

How To Get There

One block east of tourist information centre, on northern side of Tarcutta Street.

Map

Contact Us

Postal Address:

Secretary (Peter Simpfendorfer)

PO Box 2099

Wagga Wagga NSW 2650


Phone: 02 6922 3393
Email: simpy19@bigpond.com

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.

About Us

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.

Affiliated with

Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS)

Services

Newsletter

Competitions

Library

Sale by tender

Exchange or circuit books

Guest speakers

Wheelchair access

Membership fees

$15 per annum single or family

Photos from the November 2022 Fair

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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