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 the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The current issue of the The Circuit is Volume 41, No. 6 (Nov/Dec 2023). Articles
appearing in this issue are:
Three Things to Know
Australia’s Tasmania: A Small Island with a Big Philatelic History
Christmas Themed Stamps Prior to 1960
Canada’s “Xmas 1898” Stamp: Penny Post and Christmas Collide
Sales Chart: The Philatelic Top 20
Topical Thunder: Typewriters on Stamps
Dead Country Series: Griqualand West
Romania’s King Michael I: Twice King and then Exiled
The Hip 40: Sales Chart
South Georgia on My Mind: All About the Falkland Islands Dependencies
100th Anniversary of Banana, Baskets and Dragonflies on Stamps
Stamp News from Around the World
Executive Director ’s Report
Hinge Remnants (Editor ’s Note)
Article Submission Deadlines
Deadlines for submitting articles in upcoming issues of The Circuit are:
January/February 2024 - November 30, 2023
March/April 2024 - January 31, 2024
May/June 2024 - March 30, 2024
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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 Murphy, PO Box 19006, Sacramento, CA 95819-0006. Payment can be also be made online via PayPal by inserting email@example.com in the payee window. Also mention the payment is for an ad. The Society does not accept credit cards for payment.
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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 repeat 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.
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, address and ZIP code are $3. Additional words are 20 for $1.
NOTE: State abbreviations = one word; "P.O. Box 1234" = two words; ZIP Code = one word.