South Australia and Northern Territory
Details of clubs, societies, events and anything relating to stamp collecting are listed here for South Australia and Northern Territory.
The Peak body is the South Australian Philatelic Council – details below.
Details of all Clubs and Societies are listed on the SA and NT Clubs page
Details of events are listed on the SA and NT events page
Not sure about joining a club? See Why join a Stamp Club
South Australia Philatelic Society Newsletter
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Stamp Auctions, Fairs and Exhibitions
Many clubs run stamp auctions, markets, stamp days or open days. Whatever they are called they provide the opportunity for you to look for items to add to your collection.
Stamp Exhibitions are organised by clubs or by state philatelic councils and include competitive displays of stamps and other philatelic material. In addition they usually include a good range of dealers. National and International Stamp Exhibitions are held much less frequently, but are well worth attending when you see them advertised. They usually have a great range of world class exhibits and many stamp dealers attend.
Information on stamps
Many clubs have a library which may consist only of a few catalogues and some magazines, or it may have a large and extensive collection of early books on stamps as well as magazines up to 100 years old or more!
Displaying your stamps
Stamp clubs also provide you with a chance to share your pleasure in your collection with others. This can range from an informal talk at your local club to showing off your “gems” through local, State, National and International Exhibitions.
Most clubs have circuit books which contain stamps which members of the club are seeking to sell. Many collectors join stamp clubs primarily for access to the circuit books which enable them to sell their duplicate stamps as well as to buy stamps at reasonable prices.
In addition to local stamp clubs there are many specialised groups which can help you enjoy new collecting interests. These include clubs for collectors of air mails, postal history, coins, postmarks, picture postcards, postal stationery, and ephemera. There are also clubs for collectors of particular countries like colonial South Australia and the Australian Commonwealth.
Costs of being a member
One of the great benefits of being a member of a stamp club is that it costs so little. Even the most expensive club or society cost less than a $1 a week, with many costing considerably less. The savings you will make on stamps, books and accessories will more than repay the cost of joining a stamp club.
The pleasures and friendships that you will get from joining a stamp club will last a lifetime and are quite simply – priceless.
For Further Information contact –
South Australian Philatelic Council Inc.
SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Court, Adelaide.
PO Box 12064, Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
(08) 8212 3557
Darwin Philatelic Club Inc.
Meets – Terry Mills Office, Oasis Shopping Centre, Rosebery. Contact club for meeting dates.
PO Box 1624, Palmerston, NT 0831
0435 527 247 firstname.lastname@example.org