September Feature looks at Burelage on stamps. This is something new to me after nearly 60 years of collecting and I have also included it in the Resources tab.
Members are encouraged to offer items for this feature section, anything of a philatelic nature is welcome. Contact Steve to have items put up - he is seeking to have a stockpile of items to draw on for future use!
Happy New year to everyone 2022!!
Australia Post 2021 Year book again it is the different format to Post Office released stamps. Petition your club or contact Australia Post direct to lodge a protest......
GOOD NEWS! we have finally figured out the shopping Feature on our software and club and members items are being added to the Market tab on our menu system. Members wishing to utilise this to sell items need to see Steve.
When formed in the mid 1990's the society had a membership of around 8 - 10 people. Over the ensuing years this has risen to over double that figure, comprising all age groups and genders, some still working and others retired. This diverse group has grown around the introduction of a Saturday day time meeting which has a casual and laid back atmosphere where open discussions take place on any and all aspects of philately. Our junior membership brings a great enthusiastic outlook towards collecting. We are not constrained by locality and can even boast of an international member! We all have open minds towards our widely varied interests and we avoid getting “hung up by rules”. Catering for everyone from the novice to the advanced collector we hold monthly meetings from 10:00 am onwards on the first Saturday and third Sunday each month ending around 2:00 pm.
For those wishing to participate we have monthly 1 page thematic competitions voted on by the attending members. This and other internal competitions encourage members to improve their abilities in displaying their collections to their best.
Junior members (school age kids) are most welcome and enthusiastically helped and encouraged by more experienced collectors for in these people lies the future of our hobby.
We have members who collect thematic topics, specialists in single countries or categories, exhibitors and generalists - stamps, covers, registration labels, coins, banknotes and phonecards - all are equally welcomed and encouraged. Saturday meetings are more social than formal with Philatelic Council of South Australia circuit books on hand to scour for those missing items for your collection and followed by a communal lunch.
We are also actively involved in fundraising activities for various charities across the region and state.
The Owner of Imperial Chopsticks is our club patron and you can find his great menu by clicking on his logo - If you are a Murray Bridge local or just visiting please dine in or get your takeaway from him. We actively support Murray Bridge City Lions in fundraising - to find out more about them click the Lions logo.
Enjoy your stay here and come back regularly as we strive to keep the site fresh and interesting.
The Lower Murray Philatelic Society is the stamp club for Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Mannum and the entire Murraylands area. Membership is not restricted to that particular geographic area as we have members residing further afeild including overseas! Join to build your collection, buy swap or sell or just to enjoy the relaxed company of likeminded people.
Stampworld is an extremely comprehensive online catalogue of world stamps. Values can be tailored to display in your local currency and the search functions are fantastic.
Free to join for basic services such as purchasing stamps and browsing the catalogue. Upgrade to seller status incurs an annual fee.
Highly reccomended philatelic asset!