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  Pimpama Qld, "Game of Phones" our next Antique Telephone Show (July 2016)  


I will have regular updates for the next annual collectors show -  






Queensland Telephone Collectors Show and Swap

Continuing our tradition, the Queensland Branch of the ATCS will again host this great event in July of 2016.


For images of the 2015 displays,                             see 2015 Pictures   

This year's event,  as always is the last weekend in July; held on Saturday and Sunday 30/31 July at Pimpama (Qld) in conjunction with the “South Coast Restoration Society” annual show. We are fortunate that this year, ATCS is able to use a good portion of the "Men's Shed" to accommodate our displays.

ATCS Co-ordinating Committee contact details 

Name Home number Show Week E-mail
Denys Parker      
Dave Dockray   0406 322 196




The South Coast Restoration Society hold their annual rally at their leased property at Heritage Park, Pimpama.


This is located midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, approximately 50km South from Brisbane, and approx 4km North of Dreamworld.

Driving from the North or the South, take Exit 49 from the Motorway - signs will guide the visitor from there.


A courtesy bus service to and from Ormeau railway station will also operate on the rally weekend.


What you will see (Past year's SCRS Flier and Home Page)

This show will provide a unique opportunity for telephone collectors to view the results of huge restoration works carried out on a wide range of early machinery of all types - the following thumbnails are pictures with kind permission from Reg Schuster's collection.




The rally committee (SCRS) will be catering Saturday and Sunday breakfast. In a change to past events,  dinner on Saturday will be held at the Salt Water Creek Hotel, Helensvale (6.30pm) at a cost of $25 ($23 seniors). Please provide advance numbers to the organising committee.



From Weather Bureau site (Tuesday 21/7/2015)
Southeast Coast District
Friday        Possible shower.                                  Min  14    Max 22
Saturday      Possible shower.                                  Min  14    Max 22
Sunday        Possible shower.                                  Min  14    Max 25 


For any early arrivals, there will be a few exhibitors setting up from about mid-day on the Friday (29/7/2016) - we can be found at the display area or the camping area. Any set up on Friday will have to be completed by about 5.30pm.


All exhibitors must submit a SCRS application form for program printing and entry card -  applications available from the Brisbane committee. At this stage members intend to show –


as at 21/7/2016
2016 exhibitor list Display
Dave Dockray Antique and Ericsson telephones
Wayne Stephens Antique and collectible telephones
Denys Parker Teleom memorabilia
Combined tables For displaying members, also selling telephone items
ATCS Books etc/membership (Club table)


I don't have much in the way of details for motels - The closest motel is at Beenleigh, but for people flying in to Coolangatta, or driving in from the South the motels on the Gold Coast strip would be best. For those who wish to be close to the venue, the nearest motel is the Beenleigh Yatala Motor Inn, at Beenleigh. The venue is just a few kilometres South. Their web site is 

telephone 07 3807 2555.


Interstate/International visitors - Public transport from the Gold Coast will be easiest by bus, but there are a few Gold Coast residents who may be able to offer a lift. If you do have to use the bus, just contact us at the show venue via mobile and we'll arrange to pick you up from the bus stop.