2019 Sydney Stamp & Coin Expo

The Sydney Stamp and Coin Expo was held at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, Sydney, between Thursday 13 June and Sunday 16 June 2019. The show was a full national-level, multi-frame exhibition and incorporated the Australasian Philatelic Challenge and the Picture Postcard Challenge, where exhibitors competed in teams. The theme of the show was the Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on 28 June 1919, at the Palace of Versailles, France, and laid out the conditions of peace with Germany at the conclusion of World War I.

Show minisheet

A special show minisheet was released, featuring the Sydney Cricket Ground stamp from the Sports Stadiums stamp issue released on 4 June 2019. It is displayed in the banner.

Organising committee and APTA Overprinted Minisheet

The organising committee arranged for the issue of an imperforate version of the minisheet in three formats

  • Item 1 The Supporters’ Package contains a Special Sydney Cricket Ground Imperforate minisheet, numbered and overprinted in red with the Show Logo and “supporters” wording. 100 were issued.
  • Item 2 Sydney Cricket Ground Imperforate minisheet, numbered and overprinted in Gold with the Show Logo. 200 were issued.
  • Item 3 Sydney Cricket Ground Imperforate minisheet, numbered and overprinted in Silver with the Show Logo. 200 were issued.

When ordered together it was possible to purchase the same numbered sheet.

APTA also released 100 numbered and overprinted perforate minisheets.

Australia Post Numbered and postmarked Minisheet

Australia Post released a postmarked numbered minisheet with 2000 available each day. They were also released on the special Sydney Stamp and Coin Expo envelope.

Australia Post Foil postmarked Minisheet

Australia Post had a special foil postmark manual machine on site. It was set up to print coloured foil postmarks on the bottom of the minisheet on cover.

The foil postmarks on the SSCE Cover with different coloured and design postmark for each day. (The Day 2 and 3 postmarks have been shown in colours matched from issued foil postmarks as shown below)

The foil postmarks on the Sports Stadium Cover with different coloured and design postmark for each day.

Australia Post Self Inking postmarked Minisheet

The Self inking postmarks on the SSCE Cover with three different colours and four design postmark for each day.

The Self inking postmarks on the Sports Stadium Cover with three different colours and four design postmark for each day.

Single SCG stamp with daily self inking postmark on SSCE cover. (Ebay seller stampchris77)

Australia Post Medallion Cover

Numbered covers with 400 released daily.

2019 Sports Stadiums – Series One

Melbourne 2021

After the Sydney exhibition 2019 concluded the unsold Gold and Silver Overprinted Imperforate Sports minisheets were returned to the APF. These were subsequently postmarked with the set of 4 show postmarks for Sydney 2019 to raise funds for MELBOURNE 2021. Only 20 sets of each available.

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic the MELBOURNE 2021 International Stamp Exhibition has been postponed to 8-11 September 2022.