Philatelic Society of Queensland

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Philatelic Society of Queensland

Philatelic Society of Queensland

PSQ Open Day June 30th, 2024

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Queensland's Oldest Stamp Club

The Philatelic Society of Queensland is the longest continuously running stamp club in Queensland.  Documents show that Queensland Philatelic Society, the original name of the Philatelic Society of Queensland, was founded on 10th February 1921. 

From its inception, the Society’s focus has been to promote the hobby of philately in all its aspects or, as the first constitution stated, “the objects of the Society are the perpetuation and advancement of the science of philately, to promote and encourage the development, advancement and improvement of stamp collecting, classification, study and education thereof, and suchlike and other objects relating to the practice and arts incidental to philately.”

The Society achieves this today by holding regular meetings, arranging for guest speakers, organising open days, exhibitions, and events.  Our members regularly attend and show at philatelic exhibitions around Australia, and occasionally overseas, and often come away with awards.  

PSQ has a small philatelic library which is available to members at meetings. The library list in PDF format is updated occasionally and emailed to members.  The library list is available from the Library Resources section on our Resources & Links page. Please click here.

More information on the Philatelic Society of Queensland can be found by clicking on the links below.

William Whyte Award goes to PSQ Member

Many congratulations go to Joan Orr, who has won the prestigious William Whyte Award for 2023.

The Award is made each year by the Queensland Philatelic Council and is for outstanding and long-term contributions to philately in the State. Nominations are submitted by QPC member clubs. The Award commemorates William Whyte, who was the first Postmaster in Queensland and who took up office in Moreton Bay in 1830.

John Crowsley awarding Joan her Certificate on behalf of QPC
A token of appreciation from PSQ
Joan's William Whyte Trophy
Joan has been a member of PSQ and its predecessor, the Queensland Philatelic Society, since the late 1970’s. For many years, she has been involved in organising philatelic exhibitions and events here in Queensland and elsewhere and is an accredited judge.  We salute Joan as a great mentor for exhibitors. She provides support and encouragement in all areas of philately to philatelists in Queensland.
 
PSQ is very proud of Joan’s latest achievement.