Welcome to the South Australian Philatelic Council
The South Australian Philatelic Council was established in 1950, and is the SA & NT philatelists’ representative body to the Australian Philatelic Federation (APF), which is a member of the Federation Internationale de Philatelie (FIP) and the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP).
The Council membership consists of representatives from 20 metropolitan and 9 country societies who represent their Clubs and Societies, as well as one representative from local trade and one from Australia Post.
Council members meet quarterly at SAPHIL House to represent philatelic societies, stamp clubs, stamp dealers and interested individuals, and the management committee meet bi-monthly.
For more information on the hobby of stamp collecting and other related material, please contact the Council or a Club near you.
SAPHIL House is the hub for philatelic activities in South Australia. It houses the APF Store, an office for the Circuit Book Scheme, storage facilities, the SAPC Archive, library, and a spacious meeting hall with kitchen facilities.
SAPHIL House is the home of the Philatelic Society of South Australia, The Australian Airmail Society, Postal Stationery & Postal History Society of Australia, the Australian Postcard Society, and the SA Branch of the Australian Match Cover Collectors Society, and the Printed Collectables Club and Glenside Philatelic Society also meet at SAPHIL House.
Many activities and calendar events are held at SAPHIL House throughout the year. Visitors and guests are very welcome to attend our meetings, fairs, auctions, exhibitions, workshops, open days, anniversaries and celebrations.
Circuit Book Office
The Circuit Book Office (CBO) is a service provided to members by the Council. The CBO office is located in SAPHIL House, and it is managed and operated by volunteers.
Circuit books contain stamps that members of a club are seeking to sell. These stamps are collated by volunteers and circulated to participating Clubs on a regular rotation thus ensuring a fresh rotation of stamps for sale reaches those who are interested in purchasing them. Many collectors join stamp clubs primarily for access to the circuit books, which enables them to sell their duplicate stamps as well as to buy stamps at very reasonable prices.
The CBO is open by appointment only. Please contact the SAPC office if you need assistance.