QCCS Inc. is a club for people who collect
(as well as trade
cards and cigarette cards)
based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Our contact address for written correspondence is:
The Secretary, QCCSI, P.O. Box 699, Indooroopilly, QLD, 4068,
Membership applications with payment should be forwarded to:
The Treasurer, QCCSI, PO Box 70, Rochedale South, QLD 4023, Australia.
about this site can be sent to the webmaster
Marcel Safier or Ph: 0411 238612.
Our group meets on the last
(this has changed and was previously Tuesday)
of each month except December in the meeting room at the western end of the church hall behind St. Francis of
Assisi Catholic Church at 59 Dornoch Terrace, West End which is centrally located in Brisbane just
south west of
the city centre. Meetings start at 7:30pm. The format of each
meeting usually involves a discussion of business, then a presentation on a card related topic
usually as a digital slideshow followed by refreshments and
informal mingling. Cards are often brought along for trade, sale
or just to be shown off and the lots from our bi-monthly postal auction
of 100-200+ lots are available for inspection. Unsold lots are available
for direct purchase at the reserve price at the meeting following the auction. Members
have access to a large library of reference books and journals.
Visitors who wish
to attend to see how we operate are welcome.
**After cancellation of society
meetings over past months due to the pandemic, we have resumed our monthly
meetings as on 29 July 2020, with COVID 19 precautions in place**
(from July-June) fees are AU$20.00
within Australia; Pacific and New Zealand AU$35.00 and AU$40.00 for rest
of world which provides the member with 6 issues of our club Bulletin (each
is 8-10 pages long) and five multi-page postal auction catalogues as well as entitlement
to attend meetings and borrow from our extensive library of card related
reference books and journals. A membership form for printing out and
posting can be accessed
Secretary: Michael Quinn
Editor of Bulletin:
Auction: Alan McNaughton/Roy Pugh
Librarian: Reg Stonard
Safier 0411 238612
Our membership is mainly from within the state of Queensland but also includes
people in most of the other states of Australia and several overseas countries.
Our sister club is in Washington Crossing, PA, USA.
is one of the six states in Australia, and the northernmost on the eastern
coastline. The main population base is in Brisbane, the state's capital city,
which is situated in the state's south east corner. Brisbane is a popular
tourist destination and the city hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1982, Expo in
1988 and the Goodwill Games in September 2001. It has been voted as Australia's
most liveable city.
All forms of card collecting are popular hobbies throughout Australia. There are
some full time and a number of part time dealers in cards in most states of
Australia but not many have retail premises. They often attend dedicated card
fairs which are held regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and/or more
general collectibles fairs and swap meets throughout the country.
Postcards and sometimes cigarette and trade cards can usually be found at
philatelic and coin fairs and may be included in philatelic and antique
Past Publications (no longer available)
ANZACS in World War 1.
received funds from the Queensland Government via its Anzac Centenary grant
program. We used these funds to publish a book about the Anzacs in World War 1
as illustrated in picture postcards and cigarette cards.
The book runs to 54
pages and has many illustrations of postcards featuring World War 1 events from
Society members’ collections with
related stories . The publication would not have been possible without the funds
received from the Queensland Government via its Anzac Centenary Grants program.
The Anzac Centenary website can be visited by clicking on this link.
All copies of the limited edition
run of 200 were provided to numerous military and historical groups and societies.
This project was proudly supported by the
Publications available for purchase
|The Q150 grant received by the club
was used to
produce a fantastic 96pp book
on the Coloured Shell Series of Queensland postcards that is pictured at
Copies are available at a cost of $22
now $15 plus postage
2009 marked the sesqui-centenary of both the separation of Queensland
from New South Wales. Having received a generous grant from the Q150 committee our group
produced a bumper full colour edition of our Bulletin that is pictured below
left and a souvenir postcard featuring state emblems pictured below right.
This 32 page book is still available for $10 plus postage.
Contact Alan McNaughton for any
Ron Blum has produced a wonderful
book covering the extensive postcard
output of George Rose
the Postcard Era”,
As Australia's foremost collector of stereo photography also
produced a book on the stereoviews of George Rose that has sold out. Ron's
postcard book is available
direct from his website:
www.ronblum.com.au. Members of the QCCSI have helped supply information and
images for this.
Our membership's interests cover the many varied areas of card collecting.
Some members of course have a leaning towards items of regional interest
especially the postcards of Brisbane and wider Queensland. Lists of publishers
of Queensland views and their postcard output are being collated as an
ongoing project. A few of these cards appear below.
Some of the postcards and series currently being researched include:
Early Postcard Publishers
. all postcards of the Brisbane region
. Coloured Shell Series
(note the book above on this series that the QCCSI have produced)
. E.D. & Co and EDCO (Edward's Dunlop
. Intelligence and Tourism Bureau
(David Johnson is currently researching these for
. White Series
. Retrac (Carter spelt backwards!)
. McDonnell Series
. postcards published by Barton of Warwick
. Comet Series
. Murray's Studios of Brisbane and Gympie
. postcards published by and based on photographs
by Brisbane photographers eg. P.C. Poulsen & Thomas Mathewson
. postcards published by Warwick photographer
. postcards of Brisbane suburbs (Toowong has been
covered in detail)
. Taylor series (produced by Ipswich based photographers Benjamin & Laura Taylor)
. all postcards of the Gold Coast including those by photographers E. Murray, Fred Lang, T.
A. Ninness, Simbell (Simpson and Bell) and motel advertising
. Murray Views of Gympie
. Sidues Series (Sydney Hughes) of Brisbane
. Samuel Lee (ICP) of Stanthorpe
Nucolorvue of Melbourne
. John Engelander of Melbourne
Distributing of Brisbane
. Kibble Pty. Ltd. of Brisbane
Souvenirs of Brisbane
. Bellebird of
. Avant Cards (free advertising cards)
Information about postcards relating to Queensland
is particularly welcome.
If you are compiling lists of cards,
whether you a member of our group or not we would be pleased to hear from you.
If you, a relation or ancestor were involved in
the postcard industry as a
publisher, photographer or otherwise we would be delighted if
you could make contact with us
|Historical, philatelic and other groups are welcome to
enquire about guest speakers from amongst our membership on a wide variety of
card, collecting and historical themes. Society members have
spoken to the New
Farm Historical Society, Toowong History Group, Nundah Historical Society, Queensland Antique Collector's Society, Toowong History Group, Toowong & District Historical Society, New Farm Historical Society, Redcliffe Historical Society,
Family History Society of Queensland, Nundah Historical Society, Coorparoo Historical Society, Photographic Society
of Queensland, Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Maryborough
Historical Society as well as appeared on ABC 612 radio.
of Brisbane and Fortitude Valley Postcards
Corner Queen & George Streets, Brisbane
Edco Series no. 1255 printed postcard
View of the South Side from the Executive Buildings (1911)
Comet Series no. 782 real photo postcard
Victoria Bridge from Treasury
Murray Studios Q.96 real photo postcard
Corner Wickham and Brunswick Streets, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Edco Series no. 1246 printed postcard
Wickham St c.1935
Franklin Series Q. 61 real photo postcard
Adelaide St Looking South 1940s
Sidues Series no. 755 real photo postcard
Harrison Fisher. I am always interested in corresponding with other
specialist collectors of Harrison Fisher postcards. Cleve Whitworth
Postcard collections and accumulations including deceased estates purchased!
Postcards of Surfers Paradise, Southport, Broadbeach,
Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads and the rest of the Gold
Coast region as well as
Brisbane and suburbs, World War 1 and early entertainers
are keenly sought.
Marcel Safier, PO Box 239, Holland Park QLD 4121. Mobile: 0411 238612,
This site is maintained for
the QCCS Inc. by Marcel Safier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
was created 11 May 1997. It was last updated 20 September 2020