Open Day

2016:
Philatelic Exhibits
Postal Services in the 1946 Atomic Tests - Operation Crossroads

Philatelic Exhibits
Nita Wilson’s manufactured airmails, privately-ordered aerogrammes

inter-club competition

2017:
Established and new exhibitors seeking to improve their displays

Papua New Guinea stamp issues
from one of Philas Collections

Philas Open Day

Philas Open Day
all welcome
Philas Open Day
all welcome
Philas Open Day
all welcome

The Open Days are held three times each year, on the third Saturday of February, June and October each year. Running from 10am to about 4pm.

Collectors can bring lots for sale-by-tender (minimum reserve $5.00). Bring lots before 11.00am and use only the Philas lotting form.

  • Stamp dealers
  • Stamp club circuit books
  • Sale-by-tender
  • Mini Auction at 2:30pm (viewing ceases at 2:00pm), no buyers commission.
  • Stamp Collecting and Exhibiting Advice
  • Philas Library Open
  • Free sample bag for Children
  • Light refreshments can be purchased - Sandwiches, Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks
Established and new exhibitors seeking to improve their displays (18/2/2017)
With Melbourne 2017, an International Exhibition being held in March and April, exhibitors will again be given the opportunity for their material to be reviewed by experienced exhibitors and judges.
  • Each exhibitor will be allocated one frame, so don’t bring your whole exhibit.
  • You will need the Title Page and those sections that you consider need strengthening.
  • Bring the pages where you are uncertain about the layout or content, and are seeking assistance.
  • This is an ideal opportunity to identify those little improvements that may result in a better medal.
  • To participate, contact the PDC Secretary, Linda Lee, by email at lindajoy@optusnet.com.au, by telephone on (02) 9337 5241, or by mobile on 0468 474 267.
If you are not entering Melbourne 2017, but would still like to have an existing exhibit reviewed, contact the PDC Secretary, to check that space is still available. This review could be particularly useful if you are new to exhibiting, or are starting a new exhibit.
Papua New Guinea stamp issues (17/6/2017)
Philas has a number of philatelic collections, many of which are listed on page 2 of the quarterly journal, Philas News.
These collections are available for display at any club or society meeting, with two months notice.
To make clubs more aware of the content of these collections, we are planning to put one such collection on display at the June Open Day each year.
For this day the Richard Bates collection of Papua New Guinea issues will be displayed. Richard was the contract designer for PNG during the 1970's.
If there is a particular collection that anyone would especially like to see on display, contact David Collyer by email on d_collyer30@gmail.com, or by telephone on (02) 9817 1680.

Past Open Days

Highlight for 20th February 2016
Philatelic Exhibits:
Postal Services in the 1946 Atomic Tests - Operation Crossroads by James Johnstone.
This exhibit shows the use of the postal services during the first major atomic bomb testing program – referred to as Operation Crossroads. Covers and postmarks are used to describe the effects of the blasts on the ships during the two tests conducted as well as to determine their fate and movements. The variety of support vessels is also reviewed philatelically as too is the insight some of the postal items give about the conduct of the tests Highlight for 18th June 2016:
Showcases of Philas collections
Nita Wilson’s manufactured airmails, privately-ordered aerogrammes.
(If there is a particular collection that you would especially like to see on display, contact David Collyer by email or by telephone on (02) 9817 1680.)
Highlight for 18th June 2016
Showcases of Philas collections:
Nita Wilson’s manufactured airmails, privately-ordered aerogrammes.
(If there is a particular collection that you would especially like to see on display, contact David Collyer by email or by telephone on (02) 9817 1680.)
15 October 2016 Open Day Highlight
The Smithfield Stamp Club is arranging an Inter-Club Competition.
Each team of three entering the competition will be allocated one of the ten frames on the second floor.
Each frame holds 24 sheets, 8 per team member.
The contest will be decided by popular vote.
As popular vote quite often leans towards the most attractive, colourful and unusual, the entry may not be top quality or extremely rare material.
These displays can be both innovative and attractive.
With thirty different entrants, the variety of material on display will be enormous.
Smithfield has created a very attractive trophy for the winner – to have your club’s name engraved on this trophy would be a proud achievement.
For anyone contemplating moving into exhibiting these displays are well worthwhile viewing, especially where you are looking for ideas about page layout, content and presentation, and continuity.

How to get to Philas

Philas House is near the southern end of Hyde Park, Whitlam Square, and Museum Station.
Public Transport
By rail to Museum Station and / or
Catch a bus to the first stop in Oxford Street from Central Station and Circular Quay. Bus stop names: Oxford St near College St (travelling from Central or western suburbs), or Oxford St near Brisbane St (travelling from eastern suburbs)
Driving
By Car- Brisbane Street is one-way from Oxford Street to Goulburn Street. Limited street parking is available, or the Goulburn Street Public Car Park is two blocks away.

Map

Open Days:

Saturday 20 June 2015

Saturday 17 October 2015

Saturday 20 February 2016

Saturday 18 June 2016

Saturday 15 October 2016

Saturday 18 February 2017

Saturday 17 June 2017

Saturday 21 October 2017

All Welcome

Coming by Bus?

Following bus routes should take you to Oxford Street bus stop:
M10, M40, 311, 333, 373, 377, 380, 392, 394, L94, 396, 397, 399, 440
Bus stop names: Oxford St near College St (travelling from Central or western suburbs), or Oxford St near Brisbane St (travelling from eastern suburbs)
(Please refer to State Transit, Sydney for latest updates and timetables.)