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Launceston Philatelic Society Limited.
ACN 151 343 761
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The Society was founded in June 1946 by a group of people who had a common interest in stamp collecting and wanted to share their passion. The Society has continued to foster philately since that date and at present has a very active membership. Some of the members interests are, in addition to Tasmania, Australia and other countries in the region, maritime exploration, Antarctica, Tasmanian postal history and Stamp Duty stamps and their usage and postcards just to mention a few. There are also many members who are just interested in collecting a specific country, the world in general or specific themes.
The Society holds general meetings twice a month at the Max Fry Hall, Gorge Road in Trevallyn (opposite the Trevallyn Primary School and in front of the Trevallyn Bowls Club) commencing at 7:00pm. The formal part of the meeting is usually very short which is then followed by a philatelic sale, a member's display or some other feature and we conclude with an opportunity to purchase philatelic material from the latest exchange/circuit sheets. We also conduct a Market Day, featuring stamps, coins and postcards, every six months (in March and September) which is open to the public and entry to this event is free. Our Christmas meeting is a fund-raising night with proceeds supporting The Launceston Examiner's Empty Stocking Appeal.
In June 2011 the Society became a Company Limited by Guarantee.
This year, 2016, the Launceston Philatelic Society celebrated its' 70th Anniversary with a celebratory dinner at Riverside Golf Club, West Tamar Road, Riverside on Saturday 9th July.
Exhibitors: here is a general forum site that may be worth looking at.
Some very helpful hints on producing a competitive exhibit.
The Tasmanian Philatelic Society website includes useful reference articles for collectors of Tasmanian material and information about their journal, The Courier which also contains many useful articles for Tasmanian specialists
TPS Web Site: TPS Reference Page:
This site lists all the latest
Stamp issues from January 2002
for every country in the world.
UPU World Numbering System
Web Site WNS
Saturday 21st January 2017
"The Hobart Stamp Show ........ revisited"
The Launceston-domiciled members who exhibited in
Hobart Stamp Show 2016 last November will show
their medal-winning entries.
Thursday 2nd February 2017
"A Pictorial View of Waratah (Tasmania)"
A spectacular showing of postal history of the west coast mining town of
Waratah in postcards, mail examples, newspaper and magazine articles.
The full 2017 syllabus will be loaded onto the website shortly.
Other services available to members;
1. Opportunity to buy or sell philatelic items through the
exchange sheets which are circulated among members.
2. Opportunity to buy and sell at the half-yearly sales
and meeting mini-sales.
3. Displays and talks at each meeting.
4. Books on philately may be borrowed from our library.
Meetings are held at:
The Max Fry Hall (opp. Trevallyn Primary School)
Gorge Road, Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania.
Secretary's Contact Address
Post Office Box 1055
Phone (03) 6339 2070 (A/hours)
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
Meetings are normally held on:
First Thursday (except January)
and third Saturday of each month.
Doors open 6:30 for 7pm start.
Check out our upcoming Events -
Events for 2016