Welcome to The Barrie District Stamp Club website. We are happy you dropped in. Are you a collector? Would you like to be? Stamps tell stories of people, places and things. Some stamps are works of art in miniature, others highlight events, architecture, famous people, geography, history, ships, or flora and fauna. Pick a subject, any subject and you are very likely to find stamps on it.
Those little pieces of (usually) paper present a snapshot in time of a particular country’s culture and what it deemed important about itself. From a humble beginning in 1840, postage stamps revolutionized the world of communication. Today, you see far less mail delivered by the Post Office, but stamps and stamp collecting are still thriving.
They are collected in many different ways and one of the joys of our hobby, is that there is no right way or wrong way to do it. Stamp collecting can be enjoyed for relatively little cost and can bring a life-time of enjoyment and learning to the collector. Our hobby is also exceedingly well documented in all its many facets.
We meet the second Thursday of each month from September to June at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen Street, kitty corner to the Barrie Public Library.
Meetings run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and entrance is gained through the Worsley Street door, please ring the LOWER buzzer.
Visitors, in age from 8 to 80, are always welcome. Young visitors (under 15) need to be accompanied by an adult.
Membership is open to all who are interested in the hobby of stamp collecting regardless of their level of experience. Whether you are brand new and curious about what stamp collecting has to offer or you are an experienced specialist, we welcome you.
Annual dues are $20.00 per person, $15.00 for spouses or partners and $10.00 for those 18 years of age or younger.
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