Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club Inc.
The club has over 150 members who are into not only stamp collecting and philately but coins, bank notes and many other collectables. Our club commenced as the 'Bathurst Philatelic Society' in 1895, the first in country NSW and the second in the Colony of NSW. Lapidary and rock collecting is another area under our club banner with workshops Wednesday mornings most weeks.
Meetings include stamp and other displays and regular activities as well as Guest Speakers. Most meetings have a topic upon which to do a mini display of what one collects i.e. stamps, coins etc. Points from these mini displays go towards an annual trophy in 6 categories. Stamp, coin and other workshops are held throughout the year. Mini actions of stamps and other collectables are held also. We encourage all members to bring along to meetings their 'Latest Acquisition' (an item recently purchased, swapped, given, etc. Supper is served at each meeting and new members are warmly welcomed.
A 10 or more page newsletter is published every two months for financial members.
7.30pm on the first Monday of the month except January (no meeting) or if a long weekend, then the second Monday.
Our Clubhouse is set up in the old Eglinton Fire Shed in Park Street in Eglinton. (Heated in winter.) (see map below)
Family $20, Single Adult $15, Junior $5
Royal Bathurst Show - Mammoth Display
Our famous "BATHEX STAMP, COIN, COLLECTABLES & LAPIDARY EXHIBITION" is held every three years. It is a massive two day exhibition held at Bathurst Showgrounds.
|Program for 2012|
|Monday January||No Meeting|
|Monday 6 February||Derek Dolstra – “GOLD”. Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’. We are going to try a member’s auction this month so bring along something to sell. Remember to put your initials and reserve price on it. Club Competition – 5 items of
what you collect.
|Monday 5 March||Stuart Driver will give a fascinating insight into the old oil and kerosene lamp of yesteryear. Club Competition – a single item with written history. Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 2 April||Club Competition – Display of something to do with Anzac Day, wartime etc, maybe some minerals required in wartime, war stamps, etc. Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 7 May||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 4 June||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’. Remember - Memberships due 30th June.|
|Monday 2 July||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 6 August||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 3 September||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 8 October||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 5 November||Club Competition – Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’.|
|Monday 3 December||FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY – 6pm for 6.30pm in the Clubhouse. Bring the family and your own meat to BBQ. Also salad and dessert to share. Bring your own drinks and festive spirit.|
|Newsletter||Sale by Tender||Loan of Philatelic Accessories, Watermark Detector etc|
|Youth Club||Wheel Chair Access|
How to get there
Eglinton is a suburb of Bathurst, 206 km (appox. 3½ hours drive) west of Sydney.
Our Clubhouse is located in Eglinton next to the tennis courts and over from the Eglinton store. It is located about 10 minutes drive from the Bathurst Post Office unless we have a traffic jamb in which case it may take 2 minutes longer!
Click on the red marker to get directions
Club Publicity Officer: Alan McRae FAIHA
Postal Address: Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club Inc., PO Box 9156, BATHURST NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6332 1622 (Business hours)