Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria

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The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria is a philatelic society based in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia.

History[edit]

The society was founded in Melbourne in 1892 as The Philatelic Society of Victoria and it received the "Royal" prefix in 1947.[1]

Aims[edit]

The aims of the society are to:

  • Promote the hobby of philately in all aspects.
  • Promote and support the art, education, study, research, activity, interests and status of philately in the State of Victoria.
  • Promote fellowship among philatelists.
  • Encourage interest in philately generally.

Activities[edit]

As well as holding regular meetings, the society publishes books and has an expertising service.

Selected publications of the society[edit]

  • The Philatelic Society of Victoria 1892-1926, A.J. Derrick, 1926.
  • Catalogue of the Australian National Philatelic Exhibition, 1950.
  • The Postal History of Port Phillip District 1835-1851, J.R.W. Purves, 1950.
  • New South Wales Numeral Cancellations, Alan G. Brown & Hugh M. Campbell, 1963. (With Robson Lowe Ltd.
  • The Pictorial Stamps of Tasmania 1899-1912, K.E. Lancaster, 1986.
  • Century of Happiness: The Centennial History of the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, H.L. Chisholm, 1992. (J.R.W. Purves Memorial Series No.12)
  • The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Library: A history and catalogue, Geoffrey Kellow & Russell Turner, 1996. ISBN 0-947345-12-4.
  • The Numeral Cancellations of Victoria, Hugh H. Freeman & Geoff T. White, (2001). ISBN 0-947345-16-7
  • The Half-Lengths of Victoria: The Stamps and Postal History 1850-59, J.H. Barwis & R.W. Moreton, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birch, Brian. The Philatelic Bibliophile's Companion, 3rd edition, Standish, Wigan, 2007, p.62.