Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association
|| AUSTRALIA 2013 - WORLD STAMP EXPO
FRIDAY 10TH - WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2013
ROYAL MELBOURNE EXHIBITION BUILDING
Friday, 10 May 2013 - Wednesday 15 May 2013
Dear Collector and APTA Friend,
What a spectacurar show and exhibition we have ever seen! Truly, this International Philatelic Exhibition and Show, held Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building has been your best opportunity since Melbourne Stamp Show 2009 to find that material you have been searching for, and choose the best purchaser for the items you are ready to sell.
Our friendly APTA people at Stand No.105 provided exceptional service to the public. Some of the notable figures in the Philatelic Industry such as Peter Strich, Ross Everton, Robert Williamson, Gerry Van Pypen, Dr Brian Jeffries, Stuart Andersen, Paul Walker and many others have already set aside their time to be on hand to talk with you, find out about your collecting interests, offer invaluable advice on what to do next, and connect with many dealers and prominent members of the industry coming from overseas and from around Australia, something that does not occur that often in this country. A very big THANK YOU to you for visiting us at the stand.
AUSTRALIA 2013 was also a great social event for meeting so many friends from around Australia and from overseas! Thousands of Australian and overseas visitors have poured through the doors of Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building in celebration of the Centenary of the Kangaroo and Map Stamp and First Australian Banknote (the rare Ten Shillings blue banknote), the Holey Dollar and the fabulous and extensive trophies display of the recently-retired racing mare Black Caviar, the unbeaten most famous race horse since Phar Lap, featured at the Australia Post stand.
Encapsulating AUSTRALIA 2013 - WORLD STAMP EXPO in a few words? Just Magnificent!
Looking forward meeting you at the next APTA Show in Melbourne on the 20th & 21st July at the Malvern Town Hall. Just click on the "Calendar of Events" for our Shows in 2013, or the dedicated rotating image of the venue (at right).
APTA Products and Gift Vouchers
A small number of limited issues of APTA A2013 Show Souvenirs are for sale to the public.
Just click here ( APTA Show Products ), find your favourite items, complete the order form and post it to us, P.O. Box 415, BLACKBURN, VIC, 3130. Alternatively, you may contact our Admin. Officer on 0438 342 553 to place your order. By joining our Standing Orders List, you can reserve and secure our forthcoming show products.
Have you ever considered buying an APTA Gift Certificate as a Birthday Gift for your friend or relative? Our Gift Vouchers are redeemable at any APTA member. To find out more, please contact us for details.
APTA Year Book 2013 is out !
You can download the yearbook by clicking the Yearbook image on the right of the screen. If you have not yet received your FREE copy, please email us : firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a letter to APTA, PO Box 415, Blackburn, Vic, 3130.
Join the APTA Mailing List
It's easy joining the APTA mailing list ( APTA mailing list ). You'll receive our regular monthly E-News magazine containing the latest calendar of events, details on our Show Souvenir Products and notices of selected activities and auctions. As a member, yoú will receive notifications of our main shows listing all attending dealers, as well as our the next issues of our annual Year Book for free! There is no cost in joining the APTA Mailing List.
Become an APTA Member
Founded in 1948, APTA is the peak national philatelic trade association in Australia. With world-wide based members, we co-operate with member associations affiliated with the International Federation of Stamp Dealers' Associations (IFSDA) and other philatelic bodies.
The Aims of APTA are to develop and maintain a high standard of business ethics, to provide benefits and services to members and to promote the hobby of philately. APTA Membership embraces dealers, accessory manufacturers, wholesalers, publishers of philatelic literature and employees of members. Regardless of the size and type of your operation,
APTA membership is an investment that will be most beneficial to you. APTA studies local and national legislation that may be relevant to the philatelic arena. In this and other areas of influence on the trade or hobby, it not only keeps members informed, but undertakes lobbying to the relevant bodies. Members are required to observe the APTA Code of Ethics to maintain sound and responsible standards of business practice and to encourage and foster high standards of professional conduct amongst those engaged in the stamp trade. This in turn develops goodwill for APTA members throughout the philatelic community.
APTA supplies a membership certificate, lapel badge and Code of Ethics for display purposes and its logo in various forms for advertising display and use on stationery. For further details about APTA, you may send your request to PO Box 415, Blackburn, VIC, 3130. Alternatively, you may contact the APTA Administration Officer (Gabrielle Griffiths) on 0438 342 553.