Club Contacts:

Philatelic Youth Council (PYC) New Zealand

Auckland City of Sails Club

City of Sails Overview

The City of Sails Youth Stamp Club began on the 18th June 1988 and has been meeting regularly ever since then.  It was started by the late Rob Hunt who had a real passion for stamp collecting and also the stamp camps which he started in 1966 when he was just 16 years old.

The club meetings are now held in the Ranfurly Room, Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Ave., Epsom on the second Saturday of each month (except January) from 2pm to 4pm.

The programme is varied and is geared towards learning about stamp collecting and the care of stamps, talks and displays, swapping, items of interest, help with exhibiting, and of course friendship and fun.

At each meeting there is a one page competition where points are earned, and members are required to bring an item of interest to show, to show they have their tweezers, and to wear their Achievement award badges if they have acquired them.  All these can earn points towards the trophy which is presented at the Christmas Party in December.

Points are also given throughout the year to the members who:- visit other clubs when asked, who enter the various competitions, who visit any of the stamp exhibitions held during the year and participate in the club’s activities in any other way at the Leaders discretion.

2017 Auckland City of Sails Club Programme

No Meeting scheduled
11th Feb
  • Workshop - Stamp Collecting Basics
  • One Page Competition - Holiday Fun
  • Show and Tell
11th Mar
  • Guest Speaker
  • Stamp Camp Details
  • One Page  – Treasure Hunt
8th Apr
  • Workshop - Looking for Material
  • One Page – My Favourite place in NZ

Meeting held at Sth Akl Stam Fair - Papatoetoe

13th May
  • Workshop - Types of collecting 
  • One Page – Treasure Hunt
10th Jun
  • Guest Speaker
  • 11th - 12th June NIPEX Stamp Exhibition
8th Jul
  • Workshop - Mounting your collection
  • One Page - Anniversaries

9th - 15th, PYC Stamp Camp 2017, Ardmore

12th Aug
  • 8 Page Entry Assistance
  • Show and Tell - Stamp Camp projects
  • One Page - Stamps I like
9th Sep
  • Workshop - Where to find information (research)
  • Work on Interclub Entries
  • One Page - Wheels of speed
14th Oct
  • Leader's choice
  • Interclub - Final Check in
  • One Page - Summer Fun

7th Oct, North Shore Exhibition

28th Oct, Ambury Shield

11th Nov
  • Guest Speaker
  • Display's and Achievement Awards
  • One Page Competition –  All things Royal

24th - 26th Nov, RoyalPex 2017

9th Dec
  • Christmas Party
  • Presentation of Trophies and Prizes