NZPF Southern Region established 1911
The monthly meeting includes interesting talks and displays, and is held at The Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Christchurch, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:45pm. Refreshments are provided and there is plenty of time for a chat.
In addition, specialized groups hold regular meetings. Current groups include:
- Postal History Group – meets on the first Monday of each month.
- Postcard Group – meets third Tuesday on the even-numbered months of the year at 7:00pm
The Christchurch Youth Stamp Club is also based at The Philatelic Centre and is supported by the Society.
Calendar of Events
2020Mar 2 – Christchurch PS Postal History Group
Mar 10 – Grand Design - Buildings and Architecture
Mar 17 – Christchurch PS library night
Mar 24 – Postcard Group - Recent treasures 'hunting and gathering'
Apr 6 – Christchurch PS Postal History Group
Apr 14 – Christchurch AGM and President's Night
Apr 21 – Christchurch PS library night
May 4 – Christchurch PS Postal History Group
May 12 – Members' night - letters 'Q', 'R', 'S' and 'T'
May 19 – Christchurch PS library night
Club activities and services
We have one of the most extensive philatelic libraries in Australasia. A CD, which will be regularly updated, is currently being prepared of the library holdings which will be made available to members.
A library night is held each month (third Tuesday) for local members and visitors able to attend, and the library holdings will also be made available during the regular monthly meeting nights.
We have an active and efficient exchange circuit through which members can buy stamps for their collection, and sell surplus items.
Information is available from the Exchange Manager, Christchurch (NZ) Philatelic Society, PO Box 9246, Christchurch 8149.
The Society publishes a monthly newsletter, Captain Coqk, which is mailed to members. It regularly includes information and articles on alternative post material, postal history and postal stationery, and other original articles on various NZ and overseas stamp topics. It is mailed using current NZ stamps, so helps add to your collection.
Assistance with your hobby
We can help you with:
- Expanding your collection
- Learning how to research your topic
- Ideas for writing up your collection
- Developing an exhibit
- Making contacts with other collectors
The current subscription is $60, or $50 if payment is made prior to March 31 each year.
Additional postage is charged to cover the extra cost of posting to overseas destinations. ($13.20 to Australia and the South Pacific, $18.70 to the rest of the world).