Canberra 2018

Canberra Stampshow 2018

Canberra Stampshow 2018, the twentieth Biennial National Philatelic Convention staged by the Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc. 16-18 March 2018

The main theme of the exhibition will be a celebration of nursing in Australia, most specifically Lucy Osburn. She was the first Florence Nightingale trained nurse in Australia, coming out to Sydney in March 1868, so this will be the sesquicentenary. She was brought out by Henry Parkes and ended up nursing the Duke of Edinburgh when he was shot in Sydney. Australia Post will be issuing a PSE commemorating this next year. Other things to be commemorated revolve around WWI and will include a celebration of Charles Bean, who developed the War Memorial in Canberra and lived here in Tuggeranong Homestead.

There will be two half national exhibitions in Australia in 2018, Canberra in March and Newcastle in May sharing the classes. Our exhibition will have Traditional, Modern, Thematics, Youth, Open, Maximaphily, Frugal Philately, First Day Covers, Cinderellas, and the new Topical  Class plus the Gold Challenge.

Don’t forget that the show is part of the annual Celebrate Canberra Festival and our exhibition will be a featured event, together with many other exciting events.  If you are an early riser the balloon festival (on every morning weather permitting) is great to see and go for a ride over Canberra.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the show.
Darryl Fuller

Souvenirs 2018

Souvenir orders are now open. The Supporter’s Club pack is the best we have ever had and will sell quickly.

Details are on the Souvenirs page. [Read more…]

   Order Form Canberra Stampshow 2018

2016 souvenirs can be found at:

Prospectus and Entry Form 2018

  Entry Form 2018 Prospectus 2018
  Prospectus 2018

Bulletin No 1

   Bulletin 1 Canberra Stampshow 2018

WhereCanberra Stamp Show 2018

Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden, ACT

Opening Times

Friday 16 March:  10am to 6pm
Official Opening:  10:15am
Saturday 17 March: 10am to 6pm
Awards Dinner:  7:00pm for 7:30pm
Sunday 18 March: 10am to 3:30pm
Exhibitors’ Critique: 10:15am

Entry Fee

TBA Adults        Children Free


To be advised

JUNIOR COLLECTORS receive special attention on Sunday with special games and entertainments, including an auction in the afternoon conducted in cents rather than $$!
For further information e-mail The Exhibition Secretary, or write to: Canberra Stampshow 2018, GPO Box 1840, Canberra, ACT, 2601.

ChairmanDarryl Fuller
Vice-Chairman Ian McMahon
Secretary Elspeth Bodley
Treasurer John Vassallo
Venue ManagerJohn Davis & Peter Kunz

Exhibition Relations Paul Barsdell
SouvenirsBruce Parker