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Large On Line Swap Circuits

Are you are interested in exchanging stamps 1 for 1 wher 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.

March's Swap Message

Hi all,

We finished the March circuit with 83% exchange rate. We have several people below the 80%. Please take a look at your exchange performance and see if you can improve it. View the results for last month exchanges and totals since the program was started. If you are not sure what your exchange code is, just log in to and click on "My Offerings" and in the text you will see your code.

Everybody had positive comments on the instant select button, so we will leave it in for the future circuits. At this point the circuit data base has been updated for the April time period. You can log in but won't see any stamps at this point. The circuit opens for exchange on March 31st at 1PM Eastern Time. You will have 72 hours before that opening moment to view & browse what will be available. There are less than 1400 stamps in this circuit to choose from. So, why do we have less stamps this month? There are two reasons.

1. I need to prepare circuit prior to the 20th of each month. This give Rich enough time to create the database and upload it. The circuit closes on the 9th of the month. So I should be getting your exchange stamps within a week past the closing date. This is not happening with some of you, as of today I am still waiting for couple hundred stamps to come in. You get 3 days to browse and see what is of interest. You should be able to start putting stamps aside for the exchange before the circuit begins. There are few of you who are great at making the exchange, sometimes they come to me before the circuit is closed. For the international members I can understand of this taking longer, but members from the US need to help me out and get the stamps to me sooner.

2. The lower the exchange rate is the less stamps I get from you. The way this program can survive is that we keep that exchange rate around 90% and additional contributions by you. Some of you keep sending in 10-20% over your exchange totals and that is very much appreciated. For those of you with low exchange rates please try to stay away from common stamps. At the end of each closing take a look at all stamps not taken, that will give you some idea what doesn't work.

If you have problem logging in and getting an error code, please contact Rich

On other matters you can contact me.

Good Luck,
Have Fun!

Online Circuit Manager:
Igor Malcevski (#2597)

Exchange Stats

January 2018
February 2018
March 2018