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.
Souvenir Order Form available soon. 2016 souvenirs can be found at:
Prospectus and Entry Form
Bulletin No 1
Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden, ACT
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
TBA Adults Children Free
TIMETABLE – SOCIETY MEETINGS
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.
|CANBERRA 2018 COMMITTEE|
|Venue Manager||John Davis & Peter Kunz
|Exhibition Relations||Paul Barsdell|