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


Adelaide STAMPEX 2014
National Philatelic Exhibition & Show

Friday 10th October (10am to 6pm), Saturday 11th October (10am to 5pm) & Sunday 12th October (10am to 4pm)
Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Grounds, King William Road, Adelaide, SA

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STAMPEX 2014 is a Half National Philatelic Exhibition with a range of FIP/APF classes on offer. There will be approximately 350 frames of competitive exhibits including National Level Picture Postcard exhibits including the Second Picture Postcard Challenge. 
Admission is FREE.
Many of your favourite APTA dealers will be attending this Show :  My APTA dealers coming to the Adelaide STAMPEX 2014

State Philatelic Exhibition, Competition & Show

Saturday 11th October (10am to 4pm)
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West, VIC


VICPEX 2014 is a State One-Frame Competition that's incorporated into the 2014 Victorian Seniors Festival's stamp and Coin Fair.  The event will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall.  There is free parking nearby and the venue has arrangements for disabled access.  There will be free light refreshments, giveaways and lucky door prize.  Among a number of dealers attending this show, your favourite APTA dealers Andrew Ballis from Cover Connection and Steele Waterman from Watermans Coins & Banknotes will be there to serve your philatelic and numismatic needs.     Admission is FREE.

ANDA / APTA Sydney Coin, Banknote & Stamp Show
riday 24th October (Noon to 8pm) & Saturday 25th Octtober (10am to 5pm)
Sydney Lower Town Hall, Druitt Street, Sydney, NSW

Bush Ballads Banjo Patterson PNC

Please visit this website or for further details. 

APTA / ANDA Melbourne Stamp, Coin & Banknote Show
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014  (
10am to 5pm both days)
Malvern Town Hall, corner of Glenferrie Road & High Street, Malvern, VIC

Bush Ballads Banjo Patterson PNC

Details will be provided very soon.

APTA Show Souvenirs 


Did you miss out on the weekend's APTA's Malvern Town Hall Show (19-20 July) souvenir products?
If you are not already an existing Standing Order Customer, please contact APTA ( to locate 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

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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

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.