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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

Taipei, Chinese Taipei October 21-26, 2016

PHILATAIPEI 2016 World Stamp Exhibition General World Philatelic Exhibition , Taipei. International Show;
Contact: Commissioner: Dr. Ross A. Towle
Contact address: 400 Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

New York October 21-22, 2016

STEPEX 2016 (Southern Tier - Elmira Philatelic Exposition) Elmira Stamp Club, American Legion Post, 45 S. Olcott Rd. (I-86, Exit 49), Big Flats. Regional/Local Show with exhibits;
Contact: Alan Parsons, 607-732-0181

Arkansas October 22-23, 2016

PINPEX 2016 Pinnacle Stamp Club of Arkansas, Jacksonville Community Center, #5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Ann Austen, 501-868-4553

Florida October 22-23, 2016

FSDA Sarasota Fall Stamp Show Florida Stampdealers Assoc. & Venice & Sarasota Stamp Clubs, Sahib Shriners, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Sheldon Rogg, 727-364-6897
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Indiana October 22-23, 2016

AWPEX 2016 Anthony Wayne Stamp Society, Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 Saint Joe River Road, Fort Wayne. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: James Mowrer, 260-422-1716

Maryland October 22, 2016

Laurel StampFest Doubletree Hotel, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Jack Ott, 1-888-297-3536

Oregon October 22, 2016

Umpqua Valley Stempfest and Coin Show 7 Feathers Convention Center and Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Doug Holloway, 541-673-4949

Connecticut October 23, 2016

Fourth Sunday Collectibles Show New Haven Philatelic Society, Annex YMA, 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Brian McGrath, 203-627-6874

Illinois October 23, 2016

Fall Stamp Show Springfield Philatelic Society, Trinity Lutheran School, 515 So. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Chad Payne, 217-341-4838

California October 29, 2016

Visalia Stamp Show Visalia Philatelic Society, Visalia California, 1111 South Conyer Street, Visalia. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Mikell Royston, 559-738-1236

California October 29-30, 2016

East Bay Collectors Club 71st Annual Show East Bay Collectors Club, Civic Center Assembly Hall, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Regional/Local Show with exhibits;
Contact: Randy Tuuri, 510-653-3471

Massachusetts October 29-30, 2016

WALPEX 2016 Waltham Stamp Club, Minuteman Science-Technology High School, 748 Marrett Road, Route 2A West, Exit 30B off I-95/128 then second left, Lexington. Regional/Local Show with exhibits;
Contact: Norm Shufrin, 508-877-3296

Ohio October 29-30, 2016

Cuy-LorPex 2016 Cuy-Lor Stamp Club, Rocky River Civic Center: Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River. Regional/Local Show with exhibits;
Contact: Stan Fairchild, 440-333-2536

Pennsylvania October 29, 2016

Eastern PA Stamp Show (EPASS) Allentown Philatelic Society, Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Jerry Morrow, 610-974-9415

Virginia October 29, 2016

Charlottesville StampFest Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 1901 Emmet St. North, Rt. 29, 1/4 mile North of Rt. 250 By-pass), Charlottesville. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Jack Ott, 888-297-3536

Wisconsin October 29-30, 2016

Tosapex 2016 Wauwatosa Philatelic Society, Inc., Gonzaga Hall, 1435 S. 92nd Street, West Allis. Bourse Only (no exhibits);
Contact: Carol Schutta, 262-388-1453

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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

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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

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.