Antarctic Festival Stamp and Postcard Exhibition

About the Antarctic Stamp and Postcard Exhibition

Event now cancelled until further notice

As at 23 March 2020, the exhibition has been suspended due to the cancellation of the Antarctic Festival 29- Jul – 4 August 2020.
Souvenirs are still available for purchase.
The Exhibition Committee is working through issues related to the cancellation and will contact those directly involved over the coming days.
A full refund of Dinner tickets and frame fees will be processed – we will contact people directly as soon a practical. We will also contact Dealers shortly.


Brooke St Pier, Hobart


Details have just been announced of an exciting new Stamp Exhibition in central Hobart on Thurs 30th July till  Sunday 2 August  2020. It will be held in the award-winning Brooke St Wharf which is in the heart of the tourist precinct. Ferries depart from the building regularly to MONA – Tasmania’s world famous art gallery and most visited tourist site. Opposite the exhibition is Mawson’s Huts Replica, which is Hobart’s most visited tourist destination, and 5 minutes walk takes you to Salamanca Market and the historic area of Battery Point.

Exhibits will be non-competitive. Limited frames are available and the Entry Form and Prospectus are available below.

A number of Antarctic-related events in addition to the special Dinner will be on offer. Details to follow.

Contact for further information Tony Shields:


Souvenir details are available on the Souvenirs page


An Exhibition Dinner will be held at Hadley”s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray St, Hobart at 7:00 pm, Sat 1 August 2020. This will be a very entertaining event and tickets are limited to 50. Price $100 per ticket. We suggest booking early to secure your seat. Use the button below to visit the Bookings page where you can book using a credit card.



Six dealers from around the world, plus Australia Post are expected to be stand holders. They will be buying and selling stamps, coins, banknotes and other collectibles with a special emphasis on Antarctic related material and items from Tasmania or Australia.


A Group booking has been negotiated with Hadley’s Hotel, 34 Murray St, Hobart at a discounted rate specially for Exhibition attendees. Limited rooms are available so booking early is suggested. Hobart will be very busy around this time .

Phone Hadley’s on 03 6237 2999 and quote special booking code 216 3795 to get the discount rate. If you try to book online you might not be able to get the discount.

A standard room is $159 per room per night and a superior room is $179 per room per night. Breakfast is extra but highly recommended.

More details about Hadley’s are at


Antarctic Festival Hobart 30 Jul to 2Aug 2020

Potential Exhibitors

This is a non-competitive Exhibition with limited frames available. Exhibits of philatelic material, postcards and Antarctic collectables are eligible to be shown. The standard 16-sheet APF frames will be used and a unique silver exhibition medal will be presented to all exhibitors.

It offers an unrivaled opportunity to showcase your collection before thousands of eager onlookers.

Entry Form, Prospectus and Bulletin No 1.

Bulletin 1 Antarctic Festival 2020

Antarctic Exhibition Entry Form 2020

Prospectus Antarctic 2020

Souvenirs Now Available (full details on the Souvenirs page)

Antarctic Exhibition Souvenir details

Order Form Antarctic Exhibitin Souvenirs

About the Antarctic Festival

Please visit the Antarctic Festival website for details  of this major Antarctic event in Hobart

Brooke Street Pier, Hobart waterfront precinct

Brooke st Pier Antarctic Stamp and Postcard Exhibition

Exhibition space

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