NZPF Southern Region established 1911



The monthly meeting includes interesting talks and displays, and is held at The Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Christchurch, on the second Tuesday of each month.  Sales tables from 6:30pm and meeting commences at 7:30pm.  The Library closes at 9:00pm.
In addition, specialized groups hold regular meetings. Current groups include:

  • Postal History Group – meets on the first Monday of each month.
  • Postcard Group – meets third Tuesday on the even-numbered months of the year at 7:00pm

The Christchurch Youth Stamp Club is also based at The Philatelic Centre and is supported by the Society.

Calendar of Events


Jul 16 – Christchurch PS library night

Aug 5 – Christchurch PS Postal History Group

Aug 13 – Christchurch PS meeting

Aug 20 – Christchurch PS library night

Aug 20 – Christchurch PS Postcard Group

Sep 2 – Christchurch PS Postal History Group

Sep 10 – Christchurch PS meeting

Sep 17 – Christchurch PS library night

Oct 7 – Christchurch PS Postal History Group

Oct 8 – Christchurch PS meeting


Club activities and services


We have one of the most extensive philatelic libraries in Australasia. The library catalogue as an Excel spreadsheet is available for download off the society’s website.
A library night is held each month (third Tuesday) for local members and visitors able to attend, and the library holdings will also be made available during the regular monthly meeting nights.

Exchange branch

We have an active and efficient exchange circuit through which members can buy stamps for their collection, and sell surplus items.
Information is available from the Exchange Manager, Christchurch (NZ) Philatelic Society, PO Box 9246, Christchurch 8149.


The Society publishes a  monthly newsletter, Captain Coqk. This can be sent as a digital copy or mailed to members. In addition, there is an option to get the newsletter posted using NZ Post Personalised Stamps (CALs) with the design related to the topic for the next meeting. The newsletter regularly includes information and articles on alternative post material, postal history and postal stationery, and other original articles on various NZ and overseas stamp topics.

Assistance with your hobby

We can help you with:

  • Expanding your collection
  • Learning how to research your topic
  • Ideas for writing up your collection
  • Developing an exhibit
  • Making contacts with other collectors


The current base subscription is $20 which includes a digital copy of ‘Captain Coqk’.
The cost for standard postage of the newsletter if an additional $20 or $30 if you receive a printed copy with the personalised stamp.
Additional postage is charged to cover the extra cost of posting to overseas destinations. ($13.20 to Australia and the South Pacific, $18.70 to the rest of the world).