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The International Society of
World Wide Stamp Collectors

Swap Circuits

The swap circuits are for ISWSC members and are a great way to fill spaces in your albums and add to your worldwide collection.

Fill out and send the swap circuit application to Bob to start participating.

ISWSC Swap Circuit Program for 2018

At the beginning of 2015 we embarked on a new Swap Circuit Program that was to run for 2 years, and then be evaluated. During that time we added 3 Swap Circuit Mgrs. At the end of 2016 it was felt that the Program was running fairly well. Participants were replacing taken stamps with more than the required number and many participants were upgrading their requests for Circuits. We decided to continue the Program through 2017, with no additional stamp and/or monetary requirements from the participants. As we approach 2018, the 10 Swap Circuit Mgrs. foresee some subtle changes. We would like to charge $4 for the "Regular" Large Size (100 Foreign Stamps), Small Size (100 Foreign Stamps), USA (100 USA Stamps), First Day Covers (20 FDCs), and Postcard (15 Postcards). We would like to charge $9 for the "Extra" Large Size (200 Foreign Stamps), Small Size (200 Foreign Stamps), and Cancelled to Order (200 CTO Stamps). The Super Circuits are a little different. $9 for 200 Large Size Foreign Stamps and $18 for 400 Large Size Foreign Stamps. This may sound a little confusing now, but when you see the revised ISWSC Swap Circuit Participant Application, which will be published in the Oct., Nov., and Dec. issues of he Circuit, it should become clear. The income received will be used by the Swap Circuit Mgrs. to buy quality stamp inventory. We are envisioning another 2 year Program cycle. - beginning of 2018 through the end of 2019. We would like to hear from current Swap Circuit participants how this Program can be improved, and we would like to hear from non-participating ISWSC members what we can do to gain their participation. We have time - 5 months until 2018. As the Applications come in, we would like to try and group similar Collecting Interests together in a mailing. In other words, those wanting pre-1940 stamps would be grouped with others wanting pre-1940 stamps.

This is an excellent time to express your interest, if you would like to help and/or manage a particular Circuit. We can use your help.

Lastly, the ISWSC Swap Circuit Program is one of the ISWSCs most popular Programs. By purchasing quality stamp inventory, you will be surprised, and pleased, by the stamps you receive in the Circuits. Won't you participate? I welcome the opportunity to answer any, and all, questions.

Bob Armstrong
ISWSC Swap Circuit Program Coordinator


General Information

A frequently asked question is what is the difference between USA Membership and International Membership. The answer is that if you sign up for only USA Membership all of the participants on your mailing will be in the USA. If you sign up for only International Membership a large number of the participants will be in Canada and foreign countries. A combination of both will result in a guaranteed combination of USA and International participants. This has all come about because some participants were troubled by the 49 cent USA postage rate vs. $1.15 International postage rate.

Online Swap

Are you are interested in exchanging stamps 1 for 1 with your only other cost is paying for postage both directions? The exchange is only for large used worldwide stamps (no USA, no CTO's, no smalls, no damaged).

The website is only for ISWSC members and it is at: Your name (first and last as printed in the newsletter) and membership number is already in the websites database. So to register you need to enter that information. Once you register you can create your own username and password. When you login you can click on "how to exchange stamps" for the rules.. If you have further questions please contact Igor Malcevski.

Swap Circuit Managers

Swap Circuit Coordinator:
Send inquiries and annual fees here
Robert Armstrong
2209 SW Oak Ridge Rd.
Palm City, FL 34990-2159 - USA

Small / Definitive I Circuit Manager:
Bob Loveless (#2599)

Small / Definitive II Circuit Manager:
Craig Grothaus (#2344)

Super Circuit Manager:
Robert Armstrong (#1392)

Large I Circuit Manager:
Igor Malcevski (#2597)

Large II Circuit Manager:
Smokey Stover (#2538)

Large III Circuit Manager:
Jason Fay (#2778)

CTO Circuit Manager
William Silvester (#1058)
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USA Circuit Manager
Larry Ververka (#2363)

Online Circuit Manager:
Igor Malcevski (#2597)

FDC Circuit Manager:
Robert Armstrong (#1392)

Post Card Circuit Manager:
Jason Fay (#2778)