NZPF Central Region. Established 1922

Meetings

The society meetings are held from 7:30pm on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) on the First Floor, Anvil House, 138 Wakefield Street, Wellington. Visitors are always welcome. [Note because of building security we ask that you arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 pm.]

The programme is usually comprised of:

  • a brief update of society business and news;
  • ‘items of interest’ from the audience;
  • an address by a feature speaker; and
  • a supper.

Calendar of Events

2019

Oct 28 – Andrew McNiven 'Taranaki Postal History'; 1-page letter 'R'
Nov 13 – Porirua Stamp Group 'Balloons'
Nov 25 – Wellington TBA; 1-page letter 'S'
Dec 11 – Porirua Stamp Group 'Cinderellas'

NZ Inter-club One-frame Competition 2019

As winners of the 2018 competition, Wellington philatelic Society is tasked with running it in 2019. Open to all clubs and societies in New Zealand with the opportunity for up to two clubs to enter a team. Five, one-frame exhibits of varying classes comprise a team entry. National judging criteria for one-frame exhibits are used and the exhibits will be assessed by a panel of Nationally qualified judges.

For more information check:

The exhibits will be on public display over 28-29 September supported by other philatelic displays and with dealers present.

Club activities and services

Stamp Circuit

A benefit of membership is the right to join the circuit system. This provides an opportunity for members to sell or purchase stamps at ‘mate’s rates’.

You receive, by hand or mail, books of stamps to select from. You take what you want, pass the book on to the next person on the list and send your remittance advice to the Circuit Manager. We put you as near as possible to other members in your area to avoid or reduce postage costs.

The club’s commission rate is 15%. A 1% insurance levy on the value of material offered is charged. There is no buyer’s commission deducted. Any material you offer for sale is mounted, by you, on appropriate pages and inserted in the circuit books by the Circuit Manager as soon as he is able.

To join you complete the Society’s application form. Payment of the membership fee opens your circuit account and you should get your first book shortly after.

Newsletter

A newsletter is produced every month except December. This provides details of forthcoming meetings and society news, stamp events and fairs in the Wellington area, forthcoming stamp issues, a report of the previous meeting and snippets of news from here and abroad.

Porirua Stamp Group

The Wellington philatelic Society recognised that a number of their members were unable or unwilling to attend central city evening meetings.

In 2013, to cater for a number of our members living in the Porirua area who were in this category, the society started the Porirua Stamp Group. This group has no formal rules and there is no requirement to be a member of any philatelic society or club – it is open to all stamp collectors.

It meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Titahi Bay Community Church Hall at 1:30pm. People generally (but are not required to) bring material related to suggested topics for the day or any items they particularly want to show or wish to know more about. If you live in the general area why not come and find out what it is about. For more information contact Bob Gibson at 04 2347218 or bob@gibsonz.com

Subscriptions

Annual membership fees are:

Town members (those living in Wellington, Hutt, Porirua or Upper Hutt cities) $38.00.
Country members $28.00.

Reduced rates are available for those over 65 on written application. All fees are reduced by $3.00 if paid by the set date (usually 31 March of each year).