Philatelic society hits milestone

Ellie HoneyboneSound Telegraph
Rockingham and Kwinana Philatelic Society PR Bill Fiora and president Denis Penfold.
Camera IconRockingham and Kwinana Philatelic Society PR Bill Fiora and president Denis Penfold. Credit: Ellie Honeybone

A group of avid stamp collectors will be celebrating 30 years of philatelic passion in the Rockingham and Kwinana region this month.

Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and also refers to the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps.

The Rockingham Stamp Club, or Philatelic Society of Rockingham & Kwinana as it is officially known, was founded in 1986 and will be hosting an anniversary event on October 18.

A group of 50 people formed the club during a time much different from now, when the stamp industry was booming.

It has been going from strength to strength ever since.

Club president Denis Penfold said although social media platforms had greatly reduced the need for letters to be sent, there was still plenty of stamps around to be collected.

“Stamp collecting is the biggest hobby in the world,” he said.

“WA clubs are seeing growing numbers of people joining up each year and it is an ideal hobby for everyone, especially retirees and young children.

“The introduction of selling platforms such as eBay has allowed people access to stamps from all over the world and there are endless themes and collections to choose from.”

The Rockingham Stamp Club meets once each month and organises the Rockingham Stamp Show every year.

New members are always welcome. For more information, contact 9528 7576.

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