I'm a freelance writer living on the Sunshine Coast.
Rare Stamps On Display
When I was a kid in the seventies, collecting stamps was a popular hobby. Computers and the internet were not around so people would send each other letters from all over the world and collect stamps for fun. I always thought the Australian stamps were the most artistic and colourful. I had collected enough stamps to fill a few albums. These days stamp collecting is tailored more towards the astute collector rather than kids. The same goes for coins. People are in it for profit or investment rather than fun. Certain predecimal stamps such as the King George V and early Kangaroo stamps are profitable.
Just some of the stamps from my collections. (pic courtesy of author)
So if you are a collector, you'll be pleased to know that The Sunshine Coast Stamp Club is holding its Annual Stamp Fair on Sunday 20th March 2016 at the Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Rd, Buderim (bottom of the hill, on Dixon Rd on the right, just after the Ballinger Rd/Karawatha Rd Roundabout). The event will be open from 9am to 4pm and entry is free.
Stamps represent Australia's history in pictures. (pic courtesy of author)
Five professional stamp dealers and one coin dealer will be available to buy and sell and answer all your questions and requests for valuations. So feel free to bring along your own stamp and coin collections to get your free appraisal. For more information, contact the Club Secretary - John Foster (0400114355).