Welcome to the APTA Website
Welcome to the Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association website. This site provides you with a variety of tools for assisting you in managing your collection, such as our Listing of Members, Forthcoming Shows and Auctions and much more!.
The 2015 Perth Stamp & Coin Show ( 1-2 August 2015 )
The next event will be the 2015 Perth Stamp & Coin Show, to be held at the University of Western Australia (Hackett Drive, Crawley, WA) on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. For further details, please click here...my 2015 Perth Stamp & Coin Show.
List of APTA Members & their Internet trading
This list My nearest APTA Dealer provides you with access to any APTA member's contact details, including locations of their retail offices and a listing of links direcing you to their Internet Trading operations.
Forthcoming Shows & Public Auctions
You can access the listing of forthcoming 2015 Events and Shows and a listing of 2015 Public Auctions.
Show Souvenirs, Gift Vouchers and Certificates
For many events, the Association is producing Limited Edition APTA Show Products for sale. It's recommended that you join the Standing Orders List for securing and obtaining these souvenirs in adavnce. Just click the link, complete & post the order or call our Sales Office (0438 342 553). Also, our Gift Vouchers are perfect for your birthdays and are redeemable through an APTA member. Our Warranty Certificates are ideal for assuring philatelic purchases of considerable value. Just ask your APTA dealer for details or contact us..
Victorian Philatelic Council News
In supporting philately, this website includes the latest edition of the VPC News: Click here.
Join the APTA Mailing List
It's easy joining the APTA mailing list by clicking here ( APTA Mailing List ) or the main button at the top of the homepage. 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.
For your peace of mind, our membership list is not disclosed to other parties and is used exclusively by APTA only for show and email notifications, including APTA publications.
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.