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The International Society of
World Wide Stamp Collectors

Welcome to the ISWSC

The International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors serves the interests of all worldwide collectors. It strives to promote the fun and fascination of worldwide stamp collecting to young and old alike, and has an active outreach program serving youth, their leaders and beginners of all ages.

Look at the benefits we have to offer. We'd like to hear from you!

About Us

Responding to a letter by Society founder Aubrey Dunne published in Linn's Stamp News, seasoned worldwide collectors let it be known that they were tired of the "amateur" image given them as non-specialists. The foundations were laid in 1980 for what is now the International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors.

To find out more about us click [HERE]

Please follow this link to view a copy of the presentation that was shown at the World Stamp Show in New York.

Board Member Elections

Members interested in serving on our society's board of directors for the 2017-2018 term should notify executive director Joanne Berkowitz of their intent by Nov. 30. Directors are elected for two year terms in the even years. In the event of a contested race, ballots will be provided in the next issue of The Circuit (Jan/Feb 2017).

Upcoming Shows

Utah November 4-5, 2016


Utah Valley Stamps and Collectables Show
Bourse Only (no exhibits)
Sponsored by: Utah Philatelic Society
Event Location: Orem Community Church Events Building, 130 N. 400 East, Orem, Utah 84097
Contact: Don Marr
Phone: 801-561-4723

California November 5-6, 2016


SACAPEX Stamp Show
Regional/Local Show with exhibits
Event Location: Sacramento Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H Street, Sacramento, California 95819
Sponsored by: Sacramento Philatelic Society
Contact: Joanne Berkowitz, joannebe@pacbell.net
Phone: 916-455-3659
Website: http://www.sacramentophilatelicsociety.org

Iowa November 5, 2016


Tri-State Stamp Expo
Bourse Only (no exhibits)
Sponsored by: Tri-State Stamp Club
Event Location: Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, Iowa 52068
Contact: Sally Maier, 3statestamp@gmail.com
Website: http://stamps.org/Tri-State-Stamp-Club

Michigan November 5-6, 2016


AAPEX 2016
Regional/Local Show with exhibits
Sponsored by: Ann Arbor Stamp Club
Event Location: Morris J. Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Contact: Harry & Dottie Winter, harwin@umich.edu
Phone: 734-761-5859
Website: http://www.annarborstampclub.org

Pennsylvania November 5, 2016


Annual Reading Stamp Club Show
Bourse Only (no exhibits)
Sponsored by: Reading Stamp Club
Event Location: Leesport, PA Auction Pavilion, State Route 61 in North Leesport. 8 Miles North of Reading, Reading, Pennsylvania 19533
Contact: Kent Weaver, kewsr78@yahoo.com
Phone: 610-779-0175

Pennsylvania November 5-6, 2016


PITTPEX '16
Regional/Local Show with exhibits
Sponsored by: Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh
Event Location: South Fayette Fire Hall, 661 Millers Run Rd., Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017
Contact: Ron Carr, rgc211215@aol.com
Phone: 412-561-6562
Website: http://www.presidentdrive.com

Texas November 11-12, 2016


29th Annual Mid-Cities Stamp Expo 2016
Regional/Local Show with exhibits
Event Location: Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Sponsored by: Mid-Cities Stamp Club
Contact: Ralph Poore
Phone: 817-235-8472
Website: http://www.mid-citiesstampclub.com

California November 12-13, 2016


Filatelic Fiesta 2016
National Show
Sponsored by: San Jose Stamp Club
Event Location: San Jose Elk's Lodge, 444 W. Alma Ave., San Jose, California 95110
Contact: Brian Jones, sanjosestampclub@gmail.com
Phone: 408-300-3377
Website: http://www.filatelicfiesta.wordpress.com
More Information: View show's WSP listing, includes exhibition winner list and future dates.

Ohio November 12, 2016


97th Annual Stamp Exhibition
Regional/Local Show with exhibits
Sponsored by: Rubber City Stamp Club
Event Location: Akron General Health Center, Rte. 18 at Crystal Lake Road, Montrose, Ohio 44334
Contact: Robert Chandler, chandler9143@roadrunner.com
Phone: 440-526-9714

Pennsylvania November 12, 2016


70th Annual Johnstown Stamp Show
Regional/Local Show with exhibits
Sponsored by: Johnstown Stamp Club
Event Location: St. John Gualbert Activity Center, 110 Adams St., Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901
Contact: Charles D. Holtzman, Jr., chazhjr@msn.com
Phone: 814-532-0199

Join Us!

Members Area

For ISWSC Members please click HERE to access the members area.

Please Consider Donating to the ISWSC

please note that donations to the ISWSC are not tax deductible

ISWSC on Social Media

Did you know that we are also on Facebook. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/ISWSC and like us.

Ask the Stamp Answer Person a Question

Due to problems we are having with Bravenet we have created our own version of the Stamp Answer Person page. Click here to ask the Stamp Answer Person a Question

Call for Email Addresses

For all non-US and US based members who wish to receive an electronic (PDF) copy of the circuit, can you please provide your email address to the Executive Director at executivedirector@iswsc.org

Whats New

ISWSC Member Darren Ҫorapҫioğlu won our societies medal and the grand award (AAPE Champion of Champions) in their youth competition at the APS Stamp Show in Portland Oregon.

ISWSC Member Mason Bouck took third in the APS Youth Competition won our societies medal along with an APS Silver Bronze Medal.

The Circuit was awarded a Silver Medal at the APS show held in Portand this past August. This is now added to the Vermeil Medal it won last year in Chicago

Please follow this link to view a copy of the presentation that was shown at the World Stamp Show in New York.