After a 22 year career in the oil industry with one of the "Seven Sisters" in "Head Office" Supply/Oil Refinery Planning and "Oil Refinery" Laboratory, Technical & Process Plant Management in one of the world's largest oil refineries, Dr. Brian Jeffries had had enough of the then 1987 Corporate World 60-70+ hour week.
Brian, along with his wife Alyson, stopped for lunch while passing through Cooma, the Gateway to The Snowy Mountains, during August 1987. They immediately fell in love with the rural sub-alpine Monaro area of New South Wales, bought a house after lunch and have lived in Cooma ever since, along with their daughter and two sons. Cooma is half way between Canberra, our nation's capital, and Mt. Kosciusko, our nation's highest point.
Quickly becoming part of the local community, Brian served two terms as President of the Cooma Pre-school Management Committee. He is also a Past President, Past Treasurer (3 terms) and past Secretary (4 terms) of the Cooma Rotary Club and has served two terms as an Assistant District Governor in Rotary International. Brian is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and has recently had the distinction of being awarded the 'Four Avenues of Service Award' by Rotary International.
A stamp collector since childhood, Brian is a member of The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria (RPSV), The British Society of Australian Philately (BSAP), The Canberra Philatelic Society (CPS), The Australian Commonwealth Collectors Club of New South Wales (ACCC of NSW), The Australian Cover Society, The Perfin Society of New Zealand and Australia and is a life member of the Milton-Ulladulla Stamp Club.
KJB Stamps Sales was born over 25 years ago and is now one of the leading Postal Auction businesses in Australia. KJB Stamp Sales are stamp dealers renowned for the accuracy and detail in their Lot descriptions.
KJB Stamp Sales Postal Auction Catalogues regularly contain 1500 to 2000 well described Lots from Australia including specialised material and an extensive range of British Commonwealth.
Integrity is a key element in the Mail Order philatelic business and KJB Stamp Sales is highly regarded in this area. Brian Jeffries, the sole proprietor of KJB Stamp Sales, bases the high ethical standards of his business as a stamp dealer on "THE 4-WAY TEST" of Rotary International:-
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Brian is a member of "THE AUSTRALASIAN PHILATELIC TRADERS' ASSOCIATION (APTA)" and has served four terms on the National Board of the Association. He has served on the Disputes Sub-committee, the Convention Sub-committee and was Chairman of the Membership Services Sub-committee and has been Vice-president of APTA. He is also a member of the "PHILATELIC TRADERS' SOCIETY (PTS)", London. Brian has been the APTA representative on the ACT Philatelic Council and he is also an Honorary Consultant to The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue (ACSC).