Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania (AUSTRALIA) The Society of Australasian Specialists was founded in July 1936 by a small group of collectors interested in Australasian philately.
In 1965, the American Society of Australian Philatelists, later to become Oceania, Inc. was established for the same purpose as the older SAS.
In 1978, the two Societies consolidated to better serve the members of both organizations. Today, the Society has many members, not only in the
United States and Canada, but also in New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, and a few other countries.
Australian Airmail Society (AUSTRALIA)
Meetings 1st Wednesday of each month 7:45pm at SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Court, Adelaide
Contact address: PO Box 395, Edwardstown, SA 5039
The Postal Stationery Society of Australia The Postal Stationery Society of Australia seeks to encourage the collecting of postal stationery in Australia
and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and discussion on postal stationery.
British Society of Australian Philately (UK) The Society was founded in 1933 as a correspondence Society. It was re-formed as a traditional Society in 1946 and named
"The Australian Commonwealth Specialists Society of Great Britain" holding regular meetings in London.
In 1970 a new constitution was adopted and the name was changed to "The British Society of Australian Philately".
It embraces collectors of all periods of Australia, from the Colonies to the present day.
The Perfin Club of New Zealand and Australia (AUSTRALIA) The Club was formed in 1987 and currently has about 150 members. Members' interests include the Official and private perfins of Australia and New Zealand of all periods.
Selected pages on New South Wales Postage Stamps and Postal History
Charity Stamps of New South Wales
by Maurice Mishkel The Post Office in New South Wales was responsible for several innovations in the philatelic area,
and the two Charity Stamps of June 1897 influenced other countries to issue similar items
Philatelic Books on New South Wales Postage Stamps and Postal History
History of the Post Office: Together with an historical account of the issue of postage stamps in New South Wales compiled chiefly from the records
by Andrew Houison, 110pp, 1890 1st edition; 1983 facsimile reprint Andrew Houison was commissioned by the Government of New South Wales to produce this work, but it was soon withdrawn from circulation owing to
forgeries of stamps being made from plates in the book. The edition was limited to a small number of copies.
New South Wales Numeral Cancellations
by Alan G Brown and Hugh M Campbell, 1977, 96pp (2nd edition) This Second Edition gathers together much additional information accumulated during the 14 years from publication of the First Edition.
An essential work for the collector of this field.
New South Wales: The Pre-Adhesive Period
by Brian Peace FRPSL, British Society of Australian Philately, 2009, 40pp Brian Peace took 48 years to form the collection on which this booklet is based. The many illustrations include the earliest known outward letter,
of 1805, from New South Wales to London.