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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.

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Board Elections

The Society's board of directors for the 2016-2017 term welcomes Bob Armstrong as its new vice president; all other officers have agreed to extend their terms. Armstrong succeeds Randy Smith, who has and continues to serve the Society in various capacities, and for which the Society is eternally grateful.

There were no contested positions. Elected for the 2016 term are president John Seidl, vice president Armstrong and secretary Mike Clark. Mike Crump remains on the board as the immediate past president. Individuals are elected annually for these positions. Joanne Berkowitz continues to serve the Society as the board-appointed executive director. Remaining on the board are John Baumert, Paul Glass, Robert Loveless and Ken Wills. Their terms expire in 2016. Reappointed for two year terms on the board (2016-2017) are the director of public relations, Jeff Hayward; director of stamp outreach and youth awards, Richard Rizzo, and director of membership, Jeff Schumer.

At-large directors and program directors serve for two year terms and by group are elected or appointed in alternating years.

NY 2016 ISWSC Booth Sign-up

Email invitations were sent to all Society members with computers asking them to volunteer for time slots to run our booth at the 2016 Worldwide Stamp Show in NYC. Volunteers can select their own times, swap times with others, or change times. For those who did not receive the invite, please go to Members without computer capability should contact the booth chair, Bill Harris, at 610-217-3511 to reserve a time. There are two slots available for every time period, which are 10-12, 12-2, 2-4 and 4-6 on every day of the show, which runs from May 28 to June 4. It's asked that volunteers arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a smooth shift transition.

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]

Upcoming Shows

Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition - Sarasota Philatelic Club. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida. February 5-7, 2016

ARIPEX - Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs. Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Building "C", Mesa, Arizona. February 19-21, 2016

TEXPEX 2016 - Texas Philatelic Association. Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 HWY 26 E, Grapevine, Texas. February 26-28, 2016

Garfield-Perry March Party - Garfield-Perry Stamp Club. La Villa Conference and Benquet Center, 115000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio. March 10-12, 2016

The Plymouth Show 2016 - West Suburban Stamp Club. Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Road, Westland, Michigan. April 16-17, 2016

WESTPEX 2016 - San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California. April 29 - May 1, 2016

Philatelic Show 2016 - Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs. Boxborough Woods Holiday Inn, junction of I-495 and Route 111 (Exit 28), Boxborough, Massachusetts. May 6-8, 2016

World Stamp Show - APS/FIP. Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W34th Street, NYC, NY. May 28 - June 4, 2016

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Members Area

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

ISWSC on Social Media

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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

Whats New

Our Newsletter earns a vermeil medal at the Chicago stamp show.

October 1, 2015
Fourteen-year-old Alexandria "Alex" Fillion won the ISWSC Youth Merit Award in the 2015 American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors' Youth Championship at the APS StampShow held in August in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her winning entry was entitled: "What a Princess Wants."

Smokey Stover agrees to take over the Mail Bid Sales Program.

It is with regret we inform you that former ISWSC President Ken Jenkins has passed away.

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