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About Us

The club has over 150 members who are into not only stamp collecting and philately but coins, bank notes and many other collectables. Our club commenced as the 'Bathurst Philatelic Society' in 1895, the first in country NSW and the second in the Colony of NSW. Lapidary and rock collecting is another area under our club banner with workshops Wednesday mornings most weeks.

Meetings include stamp and other displays and regular activities as well as Guest Speakers. Most meetings have a topic upon which to do a mini display of what one collects i.e. stamps, coins etc. Points from these mini displays go towards an annual trophy in 6 categories. Stamp, coin and other workshops are held throughout the year. Mini actions of stamps and other collectables are held also. We encourage all members to bring along to meetings their 'Latest Acquisition' (an item recently purchased, swapped, given, etc. Supper is served at each meeting and new members are warmly welcomed.

A 10 or more page newsletter is published every two months for financial members.

Special Events

Royal Bathurst Show - Mammoth Display

BATHEX

Our famous "BATHEX Stamp, Coin, Collectables & Lapidary Exhibition" is held every three years. It is a massive two day exhibition held at Bathurst Showgrounds.

The last Bathex was held on the 26 and 27 September 2015

GEMBOREE 2017

GEMBOREE 2017 at Lithgow Showground

Meeting Time

7.30pm on the first Monday of the month except January (no meeting) or if a long weekend, then the second Monday.

Meeting Place

Our Clubhouse is set up in the old Eglinton Fire Shed in Park Street in Eglinton. (Heated in winter.) (see map below ).

Membership fees

Family $30, Single Adult $20, Junior $5

Membership application and renewal form (PDF 184KB)

Program/Schedule


Guest speaker – Club Competition - ‘Informative display on any aspect of collecting’
Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’

BATHEX 2015 - Bicentenary Collectables, Gem and Mineral Exhibition - Bathurst Remembers 200 Years of History
Day 1 BATHEX 2015

BATHEX 2015 - Bicentenary Collectables, Gem and Mineral Exhibition - Bathurst Remembers 200 Years of History
Day 2 BATHEX 2015

Dinner in evening with Presentations and Guest Speaker
Bathurst City Community Club, 29 William Street, Bathurst. Buffet meal - $40 per person.Bookings and Payment must be made to Ernst by 23rd September BATHEX 2015

GEMKHANA 2015
Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW 2756 GEMKHANA 2015

GEMKHANA 2015
Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW 2756 GEMKHANA 2015

GEMKHANA 2015
Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW 2756 GEMKHANA 2015

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker, Club Competition - ‘Five Favourite Items’

Orange Coin & Stamp Club’s Annual Spring Fair & Auction
Kenna Hall, 90 Hill Street in Orange Orange Coin & Stamp Club

AGM and Monthly Meeting
Guest speaker – Will Birkenstock will be our guest speaker at November Meeting and will talk about ‘Stamps and Coins from his Homeland’.
Club Competition - ‘An item or collection relating to Bathurst and district’
Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’

4th Annual Coin, Banknote & Stamp Fair
Auditorium at Club Mudgee Mudgee Coin, Note and Stamp Club Inc.

Family Christmas Party
Bring the family and your own meat to BBQ. Also salad and dessert to share. Bring your own drinks and festive spirit.

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker: Will Birkenstock on Stamps and Coins from his Homeland
Club Competition - An item or collection relating to Bathurst and district

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - An item with written history

GEMKHANA 2016 52nd National Gem & Mineral Show
Ulverstone, Tasmania GEMKHANA 2016

GEMKHANA 2016 52nd National Gem & Mineral Show
Ulverstone, Tasmania GEMKHANA 2016

GEMKHANA 2016 52nd National Gem & Mineral Show
Ulverstone, Tasmania GEMKHANA 2016

GEMKHANA 2016 52nd National Gem & Mineral Show
Ulverstone, Tasmania GEMKHANA 2016

GEMKHANA 2016 52nd National Gem & Mineral Show
Ulverstone, Tasmania GEMKHANA 2016

Interclub meeting with Orange Coin & Stamp Club
Orange Community Information & Services Centre, 79-81 Kite Street, Orange NSW 2800

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - Five items whose name starts with ‘B’ or ‘T’

Silver workshop
in the Clubrooms

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - A display of your favourite hobby

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - Informative display on any aspect of collecting

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - An item or collection relating to Bathurst and district

The Hennings and Bathurst (talk by Paul Storm)
Rachel Henning wrote a series of letters that described Bathurst as “an ugly place enough, all brick and dust.” She even said her sister’s house “is not beautiful”. Rachel was born in April 1826, arrived in Australia in 1854, returned to England in 1856, and settled permanently in Australia in 1861. She died in 1914. Her sister Amelia (“Amy”) was born in March 1832 and arrived in Australia with Rachel in October 1854. In September 1855 she married Thomas Sloman, a banker in Bathurst, N.S.W. and travelled to Bathurst which became her home. Uniting Church Hall in William Street

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - Six Favourite Items

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - General Collection

Monthly Meeting, Guest speaker
Club Competition - Informative display on some aspect of your family e.g. photographs, items they may have owned, family heirlooms etc

Open Day, Displays and Demonstrations & Garage Sale
at Clubhouse. Combined project with the Bead & Wirecraft Guild

the Woodies Craft and Arts on Show
Bathurst Showground

the Woodies Craft and Arts on Show
Bathurst Showground

AGM and Monthly Meeting
No Guest speaker
Club Competition - ‘An item or collection relating to Bathurst and district’
Remember your ‘Latest Acquisition’

4th Annual Coin, Banknote & Stamp Fair
Auditorium at Club Mudgee Mudgee Coin, Note and Stamp Club Inc.

Family Christmas Party
Bring the family and your own meat to BBQ. Also salad and dessert to share. Bring your own drinks and festive spirit.

Luncheon - End of Year Workshop Christmas Party
Bring salad and cold meat or salad and dessert. This day is the last lapidary workshop day until mid-January 2017.

Club Outing
Turon Technology Museum at 5833, Ilford Rd, Sofala

40th Annual Sofala Show with members invited to enter their Collectables Competition
Collectables, Produce, Art, Photography, Wool and many more

Rebellion on the Turon (at Safala)
Join with the residents of the Turon Gold Fields and the N.S.W. Corp of Marines in a weekend of colonial re-enactments and colonial displays.

Rebellion on the Turon (at Safala)
The re-enactment of the “Rebellion on the Turon” with the Turon Diggers uprising against the gold licensing fee and march on the Police Barracks occurs on Sunday.

GEMBOREE 2017 53rd National Gem & Mineral Show
Tony Luchetti Showground, Lithgow GEMBOREE 2017

GEMBOREE 2017 53rd National Gem & Mineral Show
Tony Luchetti Showground, Lithgow GEMBOREE 2017

GEMBOREE 2017 53rd National Gem & Mineral Show
Tony Luchetti Showground, Lithgow GEMBOREE 2017

GEMBOREE 2017 53rd National Gem & Mineral Show
Tony Luchetti Showground, Lithgow GEMBOREE 2017

Services Available

Affiliated with

The Philatelic Association of NSW (Philas)

How To Get There

Eglinton is a suburb of Bathurst, 206 km (appox. 3½ hours drive) west of Sydney.
Our Clubhouse is located in Eglinton next to the tennis courts and over from the Eglinton store. It is located about 10 minutes drive from the Bathurst Post Office unless we have a traffic jam in which case it may take 2 minutes longer!<

Map

Contact Us

Club Publicity Officer: Alan McRae FAIHA
Email: amcrae@lisp.com.au
Postal Address: Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club Inc., PO Box 9156, BATHURST NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6331 5404 (Business hours)

Link

Bathurst Community Website