Covid Lockdown

Due to the covid lockdown across Newcastle and the lower Hunter, our meetings for August (and now September) have been cancelled. Members will be advised by email (and on this website) when our next meeting is scheduled, details of the display and information concerning covid regulations at that time.

Newcastle Stamp and Coin Expo, with the Newcastle Philatelic Exhibition

This event has been postponed, new dates are

Thursday 26 May 2022 –  10am to 3pm  –  volunteers required to assist in mounting the exhibits in frames, helping dealers / exhibitors / judges in setting up the exhibition. There will be no heavy work, as we employ workers from the furniture hire company and the venue owner.

Friday & Saturday 27 & 28 May  –  9am to 5pm  –  volunteers needed to help at the entry door, assist on the NPS table, be roving ambassadors for the society.

Sunday 29 May – 9am to 4pm approx  –  volunteers to help at the door, assist on the NPS stand, held take down the exhibits.

Auction Postponed

The auction planned for Wednesday 22 September has been postponed, to October or November.

Venue will be at the Pasterfield Centre, Horizon Drive, Cameron Park.

We ask you to comply with covid requirements.

Regular meetings

All regular society events and activities are held at the Pasterfield Centre, Horizon Drive, Cameron Park. For the meetings, doors open 1.50pm, meetings commence 2.00pm. An afternoon tea follows all meetings. Bring a cup if you remember.

See COMING EVENTS for a full list of society events.

Christmas Party

Friday 26 November, from 6.00pm, Pasterfield Centre, Horizon Drive, Cameron Park.

Bring a plate, and (optional) something for the Show and Tell

Coming Display

The November monthly meeting display will be the 1936 Tasmanian Submarine cable issue of 1936. The stamp commemorated the opening of the first underwater cable to Tasmania that could carry telephone messages. The cable opened on Wednesday 25 March, but the stamp was issued one week later on 1 April 1936.

Plate 1 bottom right corner plate block. Note the variety on the bottom right stamp, the red flaw looks like a rock falling from the cliff at right.

The display will include a short talk about how the stamp was printed, the plate numbers, the varieties, and finally examples of the many uses of these stamps – the 2d red and the 3d blue stamps.