Wagga’s by-annual stamp and coin fair returns to the Sturt Public School hall this weekend.
An estimated 500 collectors and dealers will travel from as far as Adelaide and Brisbane.
“They’re all dedicated collectors and most of them have a good idea of what they’re looking for,” said event organiser Peter Simpfendorfer.
Some, no doubt will be on the hunt for the elusive five shilling Harbour Bridge stamped.
Dubbed colloquially as Australia’s holy grail stamp, it was minted at the opening of Sydney’s iconic bridge in 1932.
“Being the Depression at the time, people didn’t have the money to spend on stamps for collecting,” said Mr Simpfendorfer.
In today’s money, it would have cost an equivalent of 50 cents, but when Mr Simpfendorfer won the bid for his in 1964, the used stamp cost him six pound 10 – or $13.
“I was very excited, I would have been prepared to go up to 15 pounds.”
The fair will take place from 9am on both days.