BRINGING PHILATELY TO THE DARLING DOWNS

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, 2024

Toowoomba Indoor Bowls Association Hall, 10 Annand St, Toowoomba, Qld


The Toowoomba Stamp Club is proud to be hosting the 2024 National One Frame Exhibition, our second National in three years.

Following the success of the 2021 Exhibition, held as a virtual exhibition only due to Covid restrictions, we have decided to continue with the idea of a virtual exhibition in 2024. The virtual exhibition will complement the physical exhibition, and will be available for public viewing following the Palmares Dinner. It will remain online until the end of April 2025.



Some of the non-competitive displays at Toowoomba 2021, with one of the terminals for viewing the virtual exhibition.

 

LATEST NEWS

11 May

The Committee has commissioned a former Toowoomba artist, Kendall Perkins, to produce two works as prizes for Best in Show and Runner-Up. Details here.


3 March

We have negotiated an accommodation discount for attendees who stay at the Burke & Wills Hotel. Details here.


20 February

Website launched!


 

Organised philately has a long history in the Toowoomba area.

The first stamp club in Toowoomba, known as the Darling Downs Stamp Collectors' Association, was formed on 11 May 1895, and was the second club in Queensland (following the Queensland Philatelic Society). The Association appears to have had a short life, with no details of any meetings other than the inaugural meeting being found.

A second club, the Toowoomba Philatelic Club, was formed on 14 September 1897. This Club appears to have survived at least into its second year, with a report of a meeting on 17 January 1899 being found. Precisely how long the club survived is not known.

The Toowoomba Stamp Club (in its present form) was formed in August 1957, and was known as the Queen City Philatelic Society. It has operated continuously for 67 years.

The present name was adopted in 1977, when members voted to change the name from the Queen City Philatelic Society to the Toowoomba Stamp Club.