Philatelic Society of Queensland

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Philatelic Society of Queensland

Meetings & Events

PSQ's 2024 Open Day

The Philatelic Society of Queensland will be celebrating with its 28th Annual Open Day on Sunday 30th June, 2024. 

The Open Day will be at Wynnum Bowls Club, 1 Bridge Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 with doors open to the public between 9 am and 3 pm.

With other stamp clubs invited to have tables, we will have three dealers attending. In addition, we will have our regular auction, just after lunch, and of course our traditional bargain table all day. Our popular 5 page publicly voted exhibits will add to the fun. Refreshments will be available. There will be door and raffle prizes.

There is a flyer at the bottom of our Resources page that you can download and print. Please help by distributing this.

The article below is about last year’s Open Day.

The 2023 Open Day

Club tables and competitive exhibits at Wynnum Bowls Club on the 2nd of July 2023
Accredited judges Philip Levine and Paul Xavier examine a Sheard Memorial exhibit

Many thanks to everyone who came and made our 27th Annual Open Day at Wynnum Bowls Club a success. PSQ members volunteered their time to help set up the tables and the competitive exhibits, run the bargain table and the auction and provide food and beverages throughout the day. 

Nine other clubs came along with stamp books: Caboulture, Caloundra, Ennogera, Ipswich, Junction Park, Sherwood, Southside, Toowoomba and Waterloo Bay. Stamp dealers Daryl Sopp, Les Sheward and Troy Sequeira were also in attendance. Thank you to all these friends for their support.

Thank you also to the judges who assessed the exhibits for the Sheard Memorial Competition and to members of the public for voting for the five page exhibits. There were door and raffle prizes galore, with many thanks to those who donated them!

The bargain table
Delmae and Ror Catering small
Delmae and Roy Materne prepare food and serve in the kitchen

Our regular events

At the Philatelic Society of Queensland, we play an active part in promoting the hobby in its many aspects. We pride ourselves on the breadth of our members’ philatelic interests.

Each month we enjoy presentations and talks from members or invited guests speakers on their interests. We also invite members to bring along interesting and rare items to share in our popular “Show and Tell” sessions. We run a raffle and light refreshments are available on the night for a coin donation.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except for December, when we take our end of year break.  Meetings are held at QPC House, 18 Coolcrest Street, Wynnum, Queensland, 4178.  They start at 7.00pm. A map and basic directions to reach QPC House from the Gateway Motorway (M1) can be found on the Contact & Join page.

Typically, we start with a short business section when members hear of upcoming events and have their say in club matters.  We are actively seeking to grow as a club.

An annual highlight is PSQ’s Open Day, usually in July, when philatelic items are available through auction, from invited dealers and from friends in other clubs. The PSQ bargain table is always popular. This lively event also sees the PSQ’s own Sheard Award competition for 15-page philatelic exhibits, assessed by accredited judges, as well as a 5-page competition judged by popular vote. We run door and raffle prizes at the Open Day.

PSQ is  keen to participate at philatelic exhibitions; member displays are always seen at the annual Brisbane Stamp and Coin Expo, as well as at national exhibitions around Australia. A few of our members also exhibit internationally.

Malcolm Givans receives his Large Vermeil Award from Chair of the Judges, Joan Orr, at the Queensland Stamp Show 2023. Judge Russell Boylan looks on. Malcolm received the award for his informative one frame postal exhibit, entitled "United States Postal Agency in Shanghai"
Wayne Pratsch receiving the Champion Exhibit Award from Joan Orr at the Queensland Stamp Show 2023. QPC Treasurer Tom Cowgill is in the background, in front of Wayne's exhibit. Wayne's fabulous 5-frame postcard gold medal exhibit is entitled "A4 Class Locomotives - The Survivors"
PSQ thanks website designer Irene Krieger
Reinhard Krieger shows his collection of World War 2 POW and internee mail from Australia

Upcoming Meetings & Events

2024

February 28th, The outgoing President’s Display to accompany our Annual General Meeting. Mail Routes of the Ottoman Empire 1865 – 1900

March 27th, 5-page displays & 10-minute talks on any subject. Members night

April 24th, Queen Isabella of Spain

May 22nd,  A film from the Royal Philatelic Society London: The First United States Issue of 1846

June 26thMystery Talk

June 30th PSQ Open Day at Wynnum Bowls Club, 1 Bridge St, Wynnum, 9.00am to 3.00pm 

July 24th,  Postal Stationery Collecting and Exhibiting

August 28th,  Sheard Memorial Competition. Exhibitors comment on exhibits

September 25th,  Our annual Quiz night

October 23rd,  Danish Christmas Stamps

November 27th,  Christmas Break-up. Super “Show and Tell”. Bring a plate!

2025

January 22nd, From the Mailbag

February 26th, The President’s Display to accompany our Annual General Meeting

Please come along and join us.  Guests are always welcome, and we are delighted when new members sign up.  We look forward to seeing you at future events.