Australian Philatelic Society



2015-06-26 11:19:12

The Australian Philatelic Society is a stamp collecting society based in Melbourne, Australia.



About the society

The Australian Philatelic Society is an international society whose primary aim is to assist the collector and researcher of the stamps, postal markings and postal history of Australia and its States. However, its interests include all the major collecting fields of worldwide philately.

The society has its roots in the 'Postal History Society', which was formed in 1977 after Mr. Dudley Robins placed an advertisement in a philatelic magazine for people interested in postal history to contact him. In 1999, the name was changed to the "Australian Philatelic Society" to more appropriately reflect current interests.


The Society works to attract new members with varied collecting interests, and to create the premier philatelic society of Australasia. In this, it has as its goals:

  • To provide best possible environment for encouragement and promotion of philately
  • To become a truly national society
  • To offer practical help and advice to any 'ailing' philatelic clubs
  • The Society also produces a regular journal entitled the ‘Australian Journal of Philately’.

Each issue has an Editorial, Letters to the Editor, Australian Hand Held Datestamp Notes, Items of Interest, Feature Articles, President's Forum, and a column of society and other happenings entitled 'Urban Myths'.

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