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The Circuit

The Circuit is published bimonthly by the International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors (ISWSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to stamp collectors, dealers and clubs whose interests in the hobby cover all aspects of philately. The articles published in this newsletter reflect the viewpoints of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Society, it's officers or board members. Philatelic articles including photos and artwork are welcome and will be published based on available space, timeliness and relevance.

Articles should be submitted via email in a word processing format such as Microsoft Word or in the email itself; photos and artwork in pdf or jpeg formats if possible. We reserve the right to edit all submitted material for propriety and suitable length. Please email submissions to editor Bill Harris at wthiii@rcn.com

You can view a sample copy of The Circuit by clicking here.

Current Issue

The current issue of the The Circuit is Volume 37, No. 1 (January/February 2019). Articles appearing in this issue are:

APRL turns 50!
Board & program managers
Philamusings
Mail bag
Board member appointments, postage increase
Dead country series ... Castellorizo
Whatzit?
Tong tales
Executive director's report
Heavy lifting
Around the net: online stamp exhibition
Unique butterflies
All the way from Timbuktu
Mail bid sale #86
Auction abbreviations
Mail bid sale #84 prices
2018 writer's index
A really good idea
Membership application
Where to send what
Collector’s corner (member changes)
Classified ads, ad rates
Auction rules, bid sheet

Coming up in the March/April 2019 issue:

Dead country series ... Central Lithuania

Article Submission Deadlines

Deadlines for submitting articles in upcoming issues of The Circuit are:
March/April 2019 - February 1, 2019
May/June 2019 - April 1, 2019
July/August 2019 - June 1, 2019

Circuit Archives

Archived copies of the Circuit can be reached by clicking here.

Indices

Thanks to our editorial staff we have the indices from 2014 to the last completely published year on a webpage. You can get to it by clicking here.

Advertise in The Circuit

Only members of the ISWSC, APS or ASDA may place ads. All ads dealing with philatelic concerns are acceptable. Any ad deemed inappropriate for publishing will be returned to the submitter with a full refund. Advertisers are expected to respond to all inquiries so they must be capable of handling queries before an offer to trade, buy or sell is made. If a problem occurs from answering an advertisement, contact the editor for resolution.

Make all checks payable to "ISWSC" in U.S. currency. Ad copy and text for a classified ad should be sent with a check to Executive Director Dr. Joanne Berkowitz, PO Box 19006, Sacramento, CA 95819-0006. Payment can be also be made online via PayPal by inserting executivedirector@iswsc.org in the payee window. Also mention the payment is for an ad. The Society does not accept credit cards for payment.

Display rates per insertion:
Back Cover: $125 (full page only)
Inside Front & Back Covers: $100 (full page only)
Full page: $80 (7 x 10)
Half page: $45 (7 x5, 3.5 x 10)
Quarter page: $25 (3.5 x 5, 7 x 2.5)
Eighth page: $15 (1.75 x 5, 3.5 x 2.5)

Six repeats insertions of the same sized ad for the cost of five ads (one free). Ads preferred in email in pdf or jpeg formats. Excessive modifications to art work and typesetting are extra. No bleeds or color presently.

Classified Ads

Society members in good standing can place one free classified ad annually containing 30 words or less. Additional words are 20 for $1.

Classified rates per insertion
First 30 words, including name, adress and ZIP code are $3. Additionalwords are 20 for $1.
NOTE: State abbreviations = one word; "P.O. Box 1234" = two words; ZIP Code = one word.