This Months Feature relates to American independence and the French revolution - both events occurring at the same period in history and with a degree of mutual aid provided between the 2 countries. Both are celebrated in July, America on the 4th and the French with Bastille Day on the 14th.
Sorry about no June feature - life got in the way! (Again - no real excuse to be given)
Members are encouraged to offer items for this feature section, anything of a philatelic nature is welcome. Contact Steve to have items put up - he is seeking to have a stockpile of items to draw on for future use!
When formed in the mid 1990's the society had a membership of around 8 - 10 people. Over the ensuing years this has risen to over double that figure, comprising all age groups and genders, some still working and others retired. This diverse group has grown around the introduction of a Saturday day time meeting which has a casual and laid back atmosphere where open discussions take place on any and all aspects of philately. Our junior membership brings a great enthusiastic outlook towards collecting. We are not constrained by locality and can even boast of an international member! We all have open minds towards our widely varied interests and we avoid getting “hung up by rules”. Catering for everyone from the novice to the advanced collector we hold monthly meetings from 10:00 am onwards on the first Saturday and third Sunday each month ending around 2:00 pm.
For those wishing to participate we have monthly 1 page thematic competitions voted on by the attending members. This and other internal competitions encourage members to improve their abilities in displaying their collections to their best.
Junior members (school age kids) are most welcome and enthusiastically helped and encouraged by more experienced collectors for in these people lies the future of our hobby.
We have members who collect thematic topics, specialists in single countries or categories, exhibitors and generalists - stamps, covers, registration labels, coins, banknotes and phonecards - all are equally welcomed and encouraged. Saturday meetings are more social than formal with Philatelic Council of South Australia circuit books on hand to scour for those missing items for your collection and followed by a communal lunch.
We are also actively involved in fundraising activities for various charities across the region and state.
Welcome to The Lower Murray Philatelic Society website - we are still in the learning phase and making continual improvement and alterations. The Owner of Imperial Chopsticks is our club patron and you can find his great menu by clicking on his logo - If you are a Murray Bridge local or just visiting please dine in or get your takeaway from him. We actively support Murray Bridge City Lions in fundraising - to find out more about them click the Lions logo.
Enjoy your stay here and come back regularly as we keep the site fresh and interesting.
Hallmark are based in Highbury South Australia and can help out with accessories, albums, stamps etc. Available online or by visiting the shop, Nigel and his staff are always friendly and willing to help.
They have regular auctions thruout the year - well worth checking out.
Contact them on 08 8265 5424 or via thier website
The Lower Murray Philatelic Society is the stamp club for Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Mannum and the entire Murraylands area. Membership is not restricted to that particular geographic area as we have members residing further afeild including overseas! Join to build your collection, buy sawp or sell or just to enjoy the relaxed company of likeminded people.
MEETINGS ARE BACK!!! Murray Bridge Council has advised that we are now allowed to recomence using the clubrooms so as of Saturday August 1 we will be back to "normal" whilst maintaining the requirements for physical distancing etc. WOOOHOOO !!!!