Brisbane Stamp and Coin Show (BSCS 23)

Queensland & Interstate Dealers both Days + Collectors Market on Sunday. When: 10am – 4pm Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November, 2023. Where: Calamvale Hotel, 678 Compton Road, Calamvale QLD 4116 Free Entry & Parking

Much Consternation with Early Stamp Vending Machines

The following article was taken the Creswick Advertiser (Victoria) 6 January 1914 upon the introduction of stamp vending machines into Melbourne. The article was sourced from Stampboards a very informative internet discussion group. The article is transcribed (bottom of page) for ease of reading. Verbatim transcription as follows: The stamp machines have not started auspiciously … Read more

Collection Selection

This list is for those looking for ideas to commence or refine a stamp collection: Postal History  – Even modern commercial letters are difficult to source.  Contemporary covers with solo stamp franking can be particularly lucrative. Thematic  – A thematic collection can incorporate complimentary non-stamp materials.  Take a scrapbooking approach if you wish, it doesn’t … Read more

Value Collecting

When selecting an area to collect or choosing to refine an existing collection it is OK to take an approach that provides maximum benefit for yourself. This is not a selfish approach, in view of the actual benefits available: Mental Health – In our modern society, with the pace of life and onslaught of information, … Read more

What Type of Collector are You?

Broadly speaking the types of stamp collectors and their motivations fall into a few broad categories. Which category are you? Fossicker – The Treasure Hunter/Fossicker enjoys the hunt and finding hidden gems amongst collections and accumulations. The treasure hunter delights in spending hours searching for stamps with scarcer varieties, watermarks, or postmarks etc. They are … Read more