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Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month from September to June. No meetings are held in either July or August. We meet at the East Bayfield Community Centre, room #2, which is just to the right of the main doors on the ground level. Our meetings are now held in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Our Circuit Books provide a variety of worldwide stamps at very reasonable prices. Currently we have about 20 circuit books, which are used by our members to both buy and sell philatelic material. Canada, Great Britain, and Australia are well represented while many other countries may also be found. Both members and visitors may buy from our circuit books, with payment being made at the time of purchase. However, only members may sell stamps.
Silent Auction Tables
Our silent auction table, held at each meeting, hosts a wide variety of both stamps and philatelic material for sale. You may find single stamps, complete sets, stamp packets, covers or postal history. The material available reflects the range of our member’s interests. Members or visitors may place bids on any of the items. However, only members may sell material. The Silent Auction end time is announced during the meeting. All items must be paid for at that time.
Our club members have a wide range of both collecting interests and experience. Some collect a particular country or countries, others may collect by topic, some collect a particular time period, while still others may take an interest in cancels, covers, postcards or other items of postal history. Some of our members specialize in very particular areas of the hobby.
Visitors are always welcome at the Barrie District Stamp Club. We provide a relaxed social setting where people can ask questions, receive guidance and socialize with other collectors. Whatever your type of collection or your level of experience you will find someone you can talk to, who may have just what you have been looking for. Come visit us, share a cup of coffee, some light refreshments and see what interests you!
The club itself does not actively offer stamp appraisals. We do however, have both stamp dealers and some very knowledgeable collectors among our membership. If you have a collection and require some guidance on it, drop in for a visit and someone will be happy to sit down and chat with you. You may even find a member interested in buying your material. Who knows?