SECRETARY’S REPORT APRIL 2010 – MARCH 2011
The Society met three times during the past year, as follows:
At Canberra Stampshow 2010 on 14 March 2010: a report on this meeting appeared in Postal Stationery Collector May 2010, pages 27-28.
A breakfast meeting was shared with the Cinderella Stamp Club of Australia at Adelaide Stampex 2010 on 21 August 2010; a report appeared in Postal Stationery Collector November 2010, page 87.
There was also a meeting at Mandurah 2010 on 20 November 2010; a report appeared in Postal Stationery Collector February 2011, page 125.
Our thanks go to Martin Walker for organising the breakfast and the displays at Adelaide, and to Ray Todd and to Glen Stafford for organising the displays and the meeting at Mandurah, our first at a regional show.
This currently stands at 61 in Australia and 26 overseas.
These have been received from Emil Minaar (South Africa), Raymond Price (Victoria, formerly South Australia) and Andy Jansen (South Australia).
Postal Stationery Collector
The journal continues to appear regularly, thanks to the efforts of Editor Ian McMahon and his contributors. It remains our chief means of communication, and is most valuable to the continued life of the Society. Please continue to support the journal by sending contributions to Ian on any aspect of postal stationery, Australian or foreign, old, twentieth century or contemporary.
At Canberra Stampshow 2010 the PSSA Prize was awarded to John Sinfield for his excellent exhibit of Panama postal stationery. He was awarded a Large Gold medal and a Special Prize. The Society has donated a prize for the best postal stationery exhibit at Sydney Stamp Expo 2011.
Jeff and Yvette Trinidad continue with the work of updating and maintaining the webpage. The Online Listing of Australian Non-Denominated and Flat Rate Postal Stationery is now available on the webpage, updated to November 2010. Covers and contents pages from current issues of the journal can also be found there.
Australian Colonies / States Postal Stationery Catalogue Project
Work continues on the catalogues for New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania. Work on a catalogue of South Australian postal stationery should commence this year.
Brusden-White’s Australian Commonwealth Postal Stationery Catalogue
Editor Geoff Kellow reports that the preparation of the catalogue is now almost complete. We look forward to the forthcoming announcement of a publication date.
Australasian Stamp Catalogue
The 31st Edition of this catalogue was published in October 2010. The stationery listing in this catalogue remains important but needs to be used with an understanding that many items, and specialised types of postal stationery, are not included. A review of the catalogue appeared in Postal Stationery Collector Issue No 64 February 2011.