Stamps Sticking Around

Stamps Sticking Around

Gladstone and District Philatelic Society Inc. (GDPS) recently celebrated their 40th birthday!

Philately is defined as the collection and study of postage stamps.

The GDPS was formed on the 9th May 1980 by a small group of Gladstone locals who harboured a keen interest in stamps. As part of this charter, the society has held ‘Stamp Days’ since 1985 and became an incorporated body in Queensland in 1988.

GDPS aims to promote philately and the study of postage stamps and postal history while facilitating the exchange of stamps and ideas among members.

To celebrate the special occasion the society has produced a commemorative cover featuring a beautiful photo of the Gladstone Harbour and a unique stamp with the society’s logo.

The back of the envelope details the aims of the society as well as providing further information on their history.

A GDPS spokesperson noted that they,

“Believe this could be the first Philatelic use of the new Australia Post service ‘MyStamps’ in Australia.”

The society holds regular Stamp Meetings at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month with the next one falling on July 8 at the Neighbourhood Centre on 105 Toolooa Street Gladstone. Each stamp meeting GDPS brings out their Circuit Books and discuss all things philately, with the occasional display or quiz. Visitors and new members are all welcome to attend the stamp meetings.

The covers are an absolute must-have for any cover collector and are available for purchase from the society for $5.50 each plus $2 postage and handling. To place an order simply mail The Secretary at PO Box 1089 Gladstone, 4680 QLD or email secretary@gdps.org.au.