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American Topical Association

American Philatelic Society

Ships on Stamp Unit

  Watercraft Philately paper copy via post Adobe pdf only
  USA, Canada and Mexico Elsewhere Worldwide
1 year 15.00 22.00 10.00
2 years 30.00 44.00 20.00
Life Membership (pdf only) $225.00

Please make remittance payable to the Ships on Stamps Unit, ATA. All payments must be in US funds. You may remit by check on a U.S. bank or by International Postal Money Order in U.S.funds. Drafts incurring exchange or bank fees cannot be accepted.

Print and mail to : Dan Miller, Treasurer, 3658 Serendipity Ln, Rapid City, SD 57702-4956 USA

SECRETARY'S LOG (for the Secretarys use only)
Date _____________
Unit no. _________ File card ________ Card sent ________
Amt recd _________ To Treas . ________ Exp. date _________

PUBLISHER'S LOG (for the Publishers use only)
Date _____________
File card ________________ Dist. list _______
Back issues sent: Vol _____ No _____

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We invite you to become a member of The Ships on Stamps Unit, an organization dedicated to the study of philatelic material pertaining to watercraft on stamps, to sharing knowledge, to encouraging the growth of the hobby and to supporting the preservation of our maritime heritage

The Unit membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June, but regardless of when you join, you receive all the issues of Watercraft Philately for that membership year. Applications received during May and June are entered onto the Roster as of 1 July.

The Unit journal, Watercraft Philately, is published about the middle of the odd numbered months. It contains histories of ships shown on stamps, changes in the status of operating ships, listings of newly issued ship stamps, book reviews and news of the Unit and the hobby. The Unit also has an active publishing program producing booklets and CD-ROMS, and a web page.

Although you do not have to be a member of either the ATA or the APS to join the Unit, each of these organizations has its own particular benefits. In the topical field, ATA is the leader while the APS is the nations largest general as well as specialized organization. An application and further information on either of these organizations will be sent unless you have entered a membership number in the space provided on the membership application.

Increase your pleasure in collecting ships on stamps, enrich your knowledge of both stamps and ships, and broaden your horizons by joining the Ships On Stamps Unit.

Fill out this application and send it to our Secretary now.

Membership Application: Please type or print clearly

Name ____________________________________________________________ATANo. _________ Address __________________________________________________________ APS No. _________ __________________________________________________________________________________ City, State/Province__________________________________________________________________ Postal Code __________________ Country ______________________Occupation _______________ Email address and/or

home page URL _____________________________________________________________________ Collecting Interest __________________________________________________Years ____________ How did you hear of the Ship Unit?______________________________________________________ Referred by_________________________________________________________________________