Wondai visitor Lyn Schuh was browsing the stall set up by Burpengary-based stamp dealer Stewart Robbins

February 5, 2024

To some people, collecting stamps is just about making money … finding that elusive misprint that could sell at auction for millions.

But for real philatelists, it’s about the joy of gaining knowledge. It’s learning about countries and history, as well as the thrill of the chase to complete a collection.

The latter are the type of stamp collectors who gathered in the Nanango State High School auditorium on Saturday for the Nanango Stamp Club’s annual Stamp Fair.

Many of those present make the pilgrimage to the Nanango event every year.

There were three traders in attendance as well as tables set up by 11 stamp clubs from across south-east Queensland.

Visitors were happily poring over individual stamps, albums, first day covers, collections of post cards and much more.

Nanango Stamp Club foundation member Joan Orr travelled up from Brisbane – as she does every year – to help out at the event.

She said the club was founded in 1987, and initially met at the Nanango Post Office.

These days members meet on the third Saturday of the month at the Nanango Services Club from 10:00am.

Nanango Stamp Club president Rod Forrest, from Maidenwell, with foundation members Joan Orr, Brisbane; Denise Nothdurft, South Nanango; and very early member Ross Bean, Kingaroy
Brothers Robert and Russell Turner, from Alexandra Hills, were sorting through postcards … the pair are members of the Waterloo Bay Stamp Club and have been attending the Nanango Stamp Fair for a number of years
Working hard in the canteen were Kumbia QCWA members Moira Curtain, Bruce Woodham, Sheree Jackson and Aura Marks … the club is gearing up for its big centenary celebration on February 24

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