NZPF Northern Region Established 1939
The Waikato Philatelic Society was established to promote philately in the Waikato region. The society is a friendly group of keen stamp collectors and welcomes new members. We currently have about 100 members.
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month (except Christmas and January) at 7:30pm. Visitors are welcome.
Meeting Place: St Francis Church Hall, 92 Mansel Avenue, Hillcrest, Hamilton. Parking is available by the Hall (off Mansel Avenue) or in the Church car park (off the Hamilton-Morrinsville Road).
Besides the Programme, meetings usually include discussion on items of philatelic interest, philatelic queries and a sales table.
Calendar of Events
2021Apr 21 – two members share; 1-page letter 'I'
May 5 – Quiz Night with Robert Livingston
May 19 – Tim Cavanagh 'The Kremlin' (non-philatelic talk)
Jun 2 – Annual Grand Sale
Jun 16 – Two members share; 21-page letter 'J'
Jul 7 – Ross Bernie 'Malta'
Jul 21 – Scavenger Hunt, Trevor Bell organiser
Aug 4 – Back of the Book items postage due, revenues, etc.
Aug 18 – Ross Marshall 'West Coast Coal'
Sep 1 – Lindsay Chitty 'Postal use of the 1931 Arms issue'
Guide to Club Activities
The society’s popular newsletter is published and distributed to all members every 2 months. It contains items of philatelic interest as well as space for members to place small free advertisements.
The society maintains an Exchange Circuit supervised by a Sales Superintendent. Its primary objective is to provide members with the means of buying or selling philatelic items with other members of the society from their own home.
The society maintains a small reference library of catalogues and books of philatelic interest which are available during meetings and may be borrowed by members.
A sales tables is operated at most meetings. Any member may put up items for sale and anyone present may buy any of the items being offered.
Latest auction catalogues and advertising material from stamp dealers and other clubs are set out on a table at all meetings. These may be perused or taken away on a first come, first served basis.
The Club runs several philatelic competitions to encourage members to develop, research and upgrade the presentation of their collections.
Ambury Shield 2021
The Ambury Shield InterClub Competition between northern North Island clubs will be held in Hamilton on Saturday 30 October 2021 at the Fairfield Baptist Church Hall, 1101 Heaphy Terrace. North Shore Philatelic Society is the host society.
Intending exhibitors the competition rules and competition classes can be found at Ambury Rules and the evaluation sheet for all classes at Ambury Shield Judging Sheet.
NZ Inter-club one-frame Competition 2021
Waikato will host the NZ Inter-club One-frame Competition in conjunction with the Ambury Shield on Saturday 30 October 2021
Ambury Shield 2020
The Ambury Shield competition between North Island clubs was held in Hamilton on Saturday 31 October 2020 at the Fairfield Baptist Church Hall. The 2020 Ambury Shield was won by the Waikato Philatelic Society. Ross Marshall of Waikato won the Best in Show Cup. David Stafford of Tauranga & District Stamp Club won the Novice Trophy.
Members’ Success in Philatelic Awards
Congratulations to our members who have recently received philatelic awards.
Lindsay Chitty was awarded the NZ Philatelic Federation Award of Merit in 2018.
Alan Craig was awarded the NZ Philatelic Federation Award of Merit in 2017 for his services to philately.
Robert Livingston also gained the NZ Philatelic Federation Award of Merit in 2016.
Town (within Hamilton City boundary): $20.00 ($10.00 after June 1)
Country (outside Hamilton City boundary): $20.00 ($10.00 after June 1)
Junior (under 18 years): $12.00