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I'm an avid Sydney based transport ticket collector and a member of the Australian Transport Ticket Collectors Association (ATTCA).
Each year myself, and other like-minded collectors, try and collect the many and varied ShowLink combined entry / transport tickets sold to the Sydney Royal Easter Show at Olympic Park.
These colourful and attractive magnetic stripe tickets have been produced since 1998 when the Show first moved from Moore Park to the new Sydney Showgrounds at Homebush Bay.
With the various combinations of Adult, Concession, Child, Family, Group Discount (of various amounts), Staff, Volunteer, Childrens Day, etc and different printing designs depending on whether the tickets are sold on the bus or train or presold at Post Offices, the number of different ticket designs can sometimes exceed 30.
The goal this year is to gather as many of these tickets as possible with the hope of putting together a 'full set' or thereabouts. The impending introduction of the State Governments MyZone ticketing in mid April, may have an effect on the type or range of ShowLink tickets in future years.
The 'FirstStopCentral Collection' is a not-for-profit collection of transport related ticketing, with primary focus on the post 1993 Sydney magnetic ticketing era. The eventual hope is to provide a web-based showcase of New South Wales ticketing history and rail related items, photos, etc.
Your help in collecting this years ShowLink tickets is greatly appreciated.
Used tickets from be posted direct to:
First Stop Central