ACTPC

ACT PHILATELIC COUNCIL INC.

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The ACT Philatelic Council (ACTPC) seeks to promote philately in the ACT.  Its executive comprises six members nominated by the Philatelic Society of Canberra,  up to two stamp dealers, other members ‘co-opted’ by the Council and an Australia Post observer.

 

ACT Philatelic Council Meetings

The ACT Philatelic Council meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Philatelic Society of Canberra Clubroom in the Griffin Centre, Bunda St Civic.

ACT Philatelic Judges

The ACT Philatelic Council accredits ACT state-level philatelic judges and undertakes training of judges.  It regularly holds a judging/exhibitors meeting to assist judges and exhibitors to develop their skills.

Canberra Stampshows

The Council provides the auspices for the biennial state-level exhibitions held in Canberra by the Philatelic Society of Canberra.

The Shakespeare Award

The Shakespeare Award was introduced by the Council to recognise people who have made outstanding contributions to philately in the ACT.  Alan Salisbury was the inaugural winner of the award which has also been made to Ed Druce, Dingle Smith and Elspeth Bodley.

Youth Development Programme

The Council has a Youth Officer who is responsible for promoting youth philately in the ACT and for liaising with the APF’s youth officer and those of other state councils.

Contacting the ACT Philatelic Council

All inquiries about organised philately in the ACT and services provided by the ACT Philatelic Council should be sent to The Secretary, ACT Philatelic Council, GPO Box 980, Canberra ACT 2601 or by email to paul.b@iinet.net.au .

THE 2016 SHAKESPEARE AWARD, FOR SERVICE AND CONTRIBUTION TO ACT PHILATELY, HAS BEEN AWARDED TO ED CUMMINGS

The ACT Philatelic Council Inc awarded the 2016 Shakespeare Award to Ed Cummings at the awards dinner of Canberra Stampshow 2016 at the Hellenic Club, the eighteenth biennial stamp show held in Canberra since 1980.

Ed-Cummings-smallThe Shakespeare Award is awarded on the basis of services to organised philately, especially in the ACT; distinguished philatelic study and research; and the promotion of philately and public dissemination of philatelic knowledge. The Award can be made to people from any of the three branches of philately; stamp collectors (philatelists), stamp dealers and postal administration, such as Australia Post. The award has only been presented when the Council has identified a worthy recipient for it.

Ed Cummings has been a driving force in promoting philately in the Australian Capital Territory for a long time.

He has been a stamp dealer and auctioneer in Canberra for over 40 years, establishing his company Edlins in 1976. The Edlins Stamp Shop is now the only surviving stamp shop in Canberra. He is a long standing member of Australasian Philatelic Traders’ Association Inc, and a member, representing stamp dealers, of the ACT Philatelic Council.

He has been a stamp dealer and auctioneer in Canberra for over 40 years, establishing his company Edlins in 1976. The Edlins Stamp Shop is now the only surviving stamp shop in Canberra. He is a long standing member of Australasian Philatelic Traders’ Association Inc, and a member, representing stamp dealers, of the ACT Philatelic Council.

He has actively supported the exhibitions conducted by the Philatelic Society of Canberra since the early 1980s, assisting with publicity and dealer representation. He was deputy chairman of the organising committee of Austamp 90, a full national stamp exhibition held in Canberra at the AIS Arena in 1990. In addition, he held stamp auctions in conjunction with some stamp shows with a portion of the proceeds supporting those exhibitions.

For many years, he has supported stamp market days organised by the Society involving local and interstate dealers and, at times when the Society was not doing this, organised something similar himself.

The award is named after J W (‘Bill’) Shakespeare who was one of three brothers who were the sons of T M Shakespeare, the founder of The Canberra Times. He was a leading force in the founding of the Philatelic Society of Canberra and the Society’s first Secretary/Treasurer/Exchange Superintendent and a former president of the Society.

For more information please contact Ian McMahon, President, ACT Philatelic Council Inc, Phone: 0408024899