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 60 members.


Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month (except Christmas and January) at 7:30pm. Visitors are welcome.
Meeting Place: Perrin Park Retirement Village, 711 Te Kowhai Road, Te Kowhai, Hamilton 3288.
The evening’s programme can include members bringing along items of interest, talks by members of  the Waikato club or other clubs, short talks from members about what and why they collect, a sales table and a fun aspect are displays by members on letters of the alphabet.

Calendar of Events


Jun 5 – Waikato Annual Grand Sale
Jun 19 – Members 'Cats'
Jul 3 – Ross Bernie 'Ethiopia'
Jul 17 – Scavenger Hunt: Members display and talks on their entries
Aug 7 – Results of scavenger hunt; letter 'V'
Aug 21 – Sean Brady 'Modern Rhodesia'
Sep 4 – Andrew Chessum 'Conductors and Musical Instruments'
Sep 18 – Pim Cup; Ross Marshall 'Printing methods and perforation types'
Oct 2 – Ross Haycock 'French Cathedrals'
Oct 16 – David Fentress and Helen Bell; letters 'W' or 'X'

Guide to Club Activities


The society’s popular newsletter is published and distributed to all members bi-monthly. It contains items of philatelic interest as well as space for members to place small free advertisements.

Circuit Books

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.  June see an Annual Grand Sale where members can sell and buy items by auction.  The Ambury Shield also has an auction in which clubs participating in the competition can have items auctioned.

Literature Table

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.

Club Competitions

While participation in competitions is one of our aims, we are primarily interested in helping members enjoy their stamp collecting.

Special Notices

Ambury Shield 2024

The Ambury Shield Inter Club Competition between northern North Island clubs will be held in Hamilton on Saturday 2 November 2024 at the Fairfield Baptist Church Hall, 1101 Heaphy Terrace.
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.

Ambury Shield 2023

The Ambury Shield competition between North Island clubs was hosted by Auckland Philatelic Society.  Winner of the Ambury Shield was Waikato Philatelic Society.  Bruce Tapp of Waikato won the best in Show trophy and Chris Keery from Auckland the Best 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