Tasmanian Philatelic Society

Established 1900


Tasmanian Philatelic Society

1d-Courier-150x159The Tasmanian Philatelic Society was founded in 1900 and is based in Hobart, Tasmania. The Society caters for collectors of stamps, postcards, postal history postmarks and related material. TPS caters for collectors of Tasmania, worldwide and local collectors of all interests.


The Society  meets monthly at 7:30 pm last Monday of the month  except for December and offers a program of displays on a wide range of philatelic topics.  A  “Sale by Tender” and exchange sheets provide the opportunity to buy and sell philatelic items.


Members within Tasmania have access to a large philatelic library, watermark detectors and UV lights. Exchange books circulate within Tasmania providing a means of buying and selling philatelic material.

Overseas Members

Overseas members are also well catered for by means of the Society’s Journal, “The Courier” and access to a Members’ web site which contains specialised articles on Tasmanian topics. The TPS web site offers a wide range of articles on Tasmanian Philately. http://tps.org.au

On-line discussion forum

An active on-line discussion forum has been established which contains an archive of material covering the whole field of Tasmanian Philately and Pictorial Postcards http://tps.org.au/bb/index.php.

 Latest News

July 28 2014 Meeting

maharistes-Somali-CoastThe next meeting of the Tasmanian Philatelic Society will be held on Monday 28 July at 7:30 PM, 159 Macquarie St, Hobart. The display this month features the pictorial stamp designs of French Africa to WW2.  Visitors welcome.

New page about Basset Hull -26 Apr 2014

Basset-Hull-120px A. F. Basset Hull was the author of “Stamps of Tasmania”, 1890. This book is still the best reference for anyone who collects Tasmanian stamps.  A biography of Basset Hull, the Table of Contents and Chapter 2, “The first Stamps”  can be viewed on the Basset Hull Bio page.


April 2014 Meeting

The next meeting of the Tasmanian Philatelic Society will be on Monday 28th April at 7:30 PM, 159 Macquarie St, Hobart. The display this month features stamps and is titled  “A Tour of the Mediterranean “. Visitors welcome.

December 2013 Courier now available

The December 2013  includes the following articles:Coard-1860

* C W Coard, the designer and engraver of the first Tasmanian stamps. Much new information is provided on this hitherto elusive figure.
* An analysis of Tasmanian newspaper wrappers – including examples of some rare wrappers and a concordance table aligning various catalogues
* New information on the Melbourne printings of the 3d Pictorial stamp
and more.

Available free to TPS Members, $10 plus postage for non-members [... read more]

 2014 program now available

The meeting program for 2014 has been published [... learn more]

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