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Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association Inc.
PO Box 415, Blackburn, Vic, 3130, Australia
Mobile: 0438 342 553     Email:


In recognition of the significance of the ANZAC Centenary, the Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 ANZAC Centenary will be complemented by the lead-in Melbourne Show, to be held at a NEW venue!

APTA / ANDA Melbourne Stamp, Coin & Banknote Show
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2015  

Bayview on the Park, 52 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC

Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 ANZAC Centenary
Exhibition and Trade Show

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th April 2015  
Hurstville Recreational Stadium
Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre
cnr King Georges Rd and Forest Rd, Hurstville, NSW


Official website:

APTA Show Souvenirs 


Did you miss out any APTA's show souvenir products?   If you are not an existing Standing Order Customer, please contact APTA ( to ensure that you receice your favourite Show Souvenir

Bush Ballads Banjo Patterson PNC   Bush Ballads Overprinted Booklet  Centenary of KCV minisheet

Victoian Philatelic Council News

The latest edition of the VPC News can be viewed here.

Public Auctions & Forthcoming Shows

Forthcoming Public Auctions
Do not miss your next Stamp Show !  Calendar of Events

Show Souvenirs & Standing Order List

    Missed out?  Want to secure your next Show Souvenir?  Join our Standing Orders List  Click the link, complete & post the order or call our Sales Office (0438 342 553).  APTA Show Products

APTA Members Listing /  Members on eBay


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Gift Vouchers
& Warranty Certificates

    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.  Ask your APTA dealer for details or contact us.

Contact Updates & Corrections to the Philatelic Handbook 2014

Gary Watson and the Team at Prestige Philately are delighted to announce the merger of Prestige with Mossgreen Auctions, effective Monday 1st December 2014. Mossgreen, based at 926-930 High Street in leafy Armadale, close to the Melbourne CBD, is a multi-department auction house dealing in fine art, antiques and collectables. Mossgreen Gallery and the delightful Tea Rooms are in the same building.

The merger of these two dynamic businesses will provide philatelic clients of both firms with unrivalled expertise and knowledge. Gary Watson, formerly Managing Director of Prestige Philately, is now Mossgreen’s Head of Philately.

Otherwise, our website remains accessible and free of charge. You can view past auctions, download the Prices Realised Lists, read the numerous articles about public auctions and other important subjects, etc etc.

For further information about philatelic auctions, including to consign material for sale, please contact:
 Gary Watson - email Phone +61 3 9762 6009
 Charles Leski - email Phone +61 3 9508 8888

For information about other Mossgreen departments, please contact:
 email Phone +61 3 9508 8888

** Please note that unsold lots from Prestige auctions are no longer available.

Australasian Philatelic Wholesalers has changed its premises to Factory 19, 170 Forster Road, Mount Waverley, VIC, 3149.  Their new phone number is (03) 9544 5754.

Hawthorn Stamp Sales 
has changed its postal address from PO Box 3122, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122 to :  Paul Walker, PO Box 416, Wallan, VIC, 3756.

VST (Victoria Stamp Traders) has celebrating 50 years of service to philately in 2014.  Recently, Mr Brian Hall has been appointed the Managing Director of VST Australia P/L, that has been relocated to 11A Poa Crt, Craigieburn, VIC, 3064.   The contact details for VST Australia are : Tel: 03 8339 4090, Fax: 03 8339 4217  Email:    Very soon, VST Australia will establish its website

Cover Connection 
has opened its retail premise located at 266 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, Vic, 3204.  You can contact Andrew on (03) 9563 9956 or on his mobile 0418 530 937.  The shop's opening hours are from 10am to 4.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  For Saturdays (except 1st Sat of the month), the opening hours are from 8.30am to 2.30pm..  

Kennedy Stamps 
contact details are as follows: Suite 706A, 250 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.  Tel:  +61 (02) 9264 6168.   Fax: +61 (02) 9264 5969.   Email:

Boonah Stamp Supplies have changed their postal address to PO Box 125, Boohah, 4310, QLD (Belgium)
has recently relocated its office to 25 Rue de la Filature, 1480 Tubize, Belgium.  Your can reach by email :  Website: 

Classic Stamps Ltd (NZ) has recently changed its postal address to PO Box 5086, Springlands, Blenheim, 7241
New Zealand.  Tel: +64 3 579 5650.  Fax: +64 3 579 9894. 
Website:     Email:
Millennium Philatelic Auctions has recently relocated its office from Ultimo (NSW) to the following address:
PO Box 58, Broadway Shopping Centre, BROADWAY, NSW, 2007, Australia.  The contact number is 0403 170 422.  Also, the email address is and the website address is 

Brusden-White Publishing has also relocated their offices to PO Box 58, Broadway Shopping Centre, BROADWAY, NSW, 2008, Australia.  You can reach the office on (02) 9281 4066 or on 0403 170 422.  The email address is and the website address is

Rod Perry's Postal History has changed his contaact details.  he can be reached at PO Box 122, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877.  His phone number is 07 4098 0098 and email address is

News and Updates

Premier Postal Auctions has announced the availability of the following phlatelic publications: 
(a) 'The Hand-Held Postmarks of South Australia and the Northern Territory' published by the Philatelic Society of South Australia.  This three-volumes difinitive work is now available for sale at $175.
(b) The second editions of the 'Queensland Numerical' and 'Queensland Datestamp' books by Bernie Manning
 are also available. With updated information and illustrations in full colour, these two books are for sale at $160 plus postage, but if you order both books, there is a special deal for $260.
For further details, please contact David at Premier Postal Auctions ( or visit the website (, select the 'book sales' submenu from the top left and simply order through there.

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.