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.

Club Contacts:

2017 Auckland City of Sails Club Programme

No Meeting scheduled
10th Feb
  • Workshop - Stamp Collecting Basics
  • One Page Competition - Holiday Fun
  • Show and Tell
10th Mar
  • Stamp Camp Preparation
14th Apr
  • Workshop - Looking for Material

Meeting held at Sth Akl Stam Fair - Papatoetoe

21st - 28th, PYC Stamp Camp, Wigram, Christchurch

12th May
  • Workshop - What can we collect
  • Members - Talk from Stamp Camp
9th Jun
  • Workshop - Advanced Exhibiting
  • 9th June NIPEX Stamp Exhibition
14th Jul
  • Guest Speaker
11th Aug
  • Workshop - 8 Page Entry Assistance
8th Sep
  • Workshop - How to look after my stamps
  • 8 pages North Shore hand in
13th Oct
  • Movie Time
  • Interclub - Final Check in
  • One Page - Summer Fun

6th Oct, North Shore Exhibition

10th Nov
  • Leader's Choice
  • Display's and Achievement Awards

9th - 10th November, Armistice Exhibition, Dunedin 

8th Dec
  • Christmas Party
  • Presentation of Trophies and Prizes