- BSAP OFFICERS
- CONTACT INFO
- NEWS & NOTES
- THE BULLETIN
- THE PACKET
BSAP has the following address:
c/o Royal Philatelic Society London
41 Devonshire Place
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Welcome to the internet site of the British Society of Australian Philately (BSAP), the specialist Society in the U.K. covering the Colonies, the Federation and the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Society was founded in 1933 as a correspondence Society. It was re-formed as a traditional Society in 1946 and named "The Australian Commonwealth Specialists Society of Great Britain" holding regular meetings in London.
In 1970 a new constitution was adopted and the name was changed to ”The British Society of Australian Philately”. We embrace collectors of all periods of Australia, from the Colonies to the present day.
The Society is administered by an elected Council. The membership is spread throughout the world.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - PHILATELIC GEMS BOOK
Those members that were unable to get to Autumn Stampex can still obtain a copy of the Philatelic Gems book. It is available from the Hon Secretary for £7.50 including P&P. Cheques made payable to Patrick Reid please (NOT BSAP). For non-Australian overseas members, please email the Secretary to obtain a quote. For Australian members, the book will be available from Prestige Philately, to whom enquiries should be directed.
- THE PACKET
The Packet Superintendent regularly circulates books of stamps and postal history for all periods of Australian philately at a range of prices to suit all pockets.
- THE LIBRARY
An extensive library of both traditional publications and specialist periodicals covering most areas for most periods are available for members to borrow.
- THE FORUM
Membership in BSAP also gives you the right to sign up and join our stamp Forum. The Forum aims to discuss various topics related to philately within the boundaries of the Society. Non-members can view the posts, but only members can participate in the discussions.
Two to three times a year auctions are held with material covering all periods and collecting interests and catering for all levels of collectors.
London meetings are held at the Royal Philatelic Society, London, on the second Wednesday of each month with a varied programme including many guest speakers. Regular meetings are also held around our regional sections which cover the South-West, North and Midlands. Follow link for map and directions.
- THE BULLETIN
The Bulletin is published six times per year. This award-winning journal is full of articles written by members. It has a Question & Answer feature and keeps our members up to date with developments of Australian philately. Society news and events are covered in the News & Notes section.
We publish specialised handbooks written by members with many years experience in their chosen field and also stock other literature as well as Society ties and scarves for sale to members at advantageous prices.
These are held at the Annual Convention and cover Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery and Open classes.
BSAP is affiliated to the Association of British Philatelic Societies and our members are able to benefit accordingly.
Every year we hold a weekend convention in a different location when we have our Society competitions, A.G.M., a major auction and Annual Dinner.
If you are a collector of Australian stamps or postal history then whatever your level of collecting we can offer you all this together with friendship and fellowship. You are cordially invited to one of our meetings to find out for yourself.