The Canberra Stamp 17th National Philatelic Convention, 16th - 18th March 2012
Report & pictures by Jeff Newman
On 16th to 18th March the 17th National Philatelic Convention was held in the Hellenic Club Canberra. Paul Barsdell was on the organising committee & judging.
MSG member Jim Howard exhibited 3 frames of “BRUNEI 1895-1947”, and was awarded a Large Silver medal.
Graham Hayward exhibited “Too Late & Posted Since mail of G.B. 1783-1904”, and received a large vermeil medal.
On the Saturday some of us met for lunch, and in the afternoon we had an MSG meeting attended by 8 members. 4 members tabled items for viewing.
Photo shows left to right – Graham Haywood, Paul Barsdell, Imran Ali,
Jim Howard, Bob Newbold, William Wells, & Glen Stafford.
(Jeff Newman took photo)
The other photo was taken last week was for the centenary of the first meeting of the ‘Philatelic Society of Australia’ – originally called ‘The Junior Philatelic Society’. A special cover was produced
& the photo shows myself [Jeff Newman] on left with well know philatelist Lance Skinner.
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