Philatelic Youth Council (PYC) New Zealand

Christchurch Youth Stamp Club

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Christchurch Youth Stamp Club - Overview

The Christchurch Youth Stamp Club holds its meetings every 3rd Saturday of the month from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Meetings are held in the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, Christchurch. Doors are open from 1pm.

The Christchurch Youth stamp Club is open to anybody from 6 to 20 years old who is interested in stamp collecting. We collect stamps for the fun of it.

We have a programme to teach stamp collecting from basics to international exhibiting standard.  Sometimes seminars are held during the school holidays and an annual camp rotates yearly around the main centres, usually held in the first week of the July School holidays. The annual subscription is $8.00

Points System

We have a points system to help determine awards for prize giving at the end of the year.

5 Points
Monthly One Page
3 Points
Interclub Entry
10 Points
Items of Interest
3 Points
Clean up / Tidy Up
2 points

2016 Christchurch Youth Stamp Club - Programme

  • No meeting
17th Feb
  • Parts of Stamps
18th Mar
  • Collecting Sea Mail
  • International Women's Day
21st Apr
  • Prepare for Stamp Camp
  • Stamp Camp 22nd - 28th - Wigram, CHCH
19th May
  • Buying and Selling
  • The stamps of France
16th Jun
  • Every stamp tells a story
  • Philatelic Term - printing control numbers
21st Jul
  • First Day Covers - Special postmarks
18th Aug
  • Philately online
  • Stamps of Italy
15th Sep
  • Preparing pages for an exhibition
20th Oct
  • Thematic collecting
  • Space Stamps
17th Nov
  • Collecting wartime mail
15th Dec
Christmas Party and Presentations