ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA
The Antique Snowmobile Club of America was founded in 1976 by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic snowmobilers who recognized the need to keep alive the pioneering spirit that lead to the development of the very first over-the-snow machines. The purpose of the Club is to assist members with the collection, preservation and restoration of early snow machines. Members receive six issues of the "Iron Dog Tracks" newsletter annually, a distinctive club patch and decal and support for their collecting activities. Please visit our club website for event activities.
Antique Snowmobile Club of America
Attn: Dave Guenther, President
HCR 83, Box 1068
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Join Online: http://www.ascoa.org
AVIATION POST CARD CLUB
The Aviation Postcard Club is an international club begun in England. The North American Chapter is looking for new members. Dues include quarterly newsletters featuring interesting postcards and articles from England and the US, and an updated membership list of collectors from all over the world. The Club is a great way to communicate and trade with collectors in many parts of the world.
Aviation Postcard Club
c/o William B. Baird
2380 Cheshire Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
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In Europe Contact--
25 Kerrill Avenue, Old Coulsdon
Surrey, CR5 1QB
Join Online: http://www.aviapc.com/nonmember/join/join.htm
BADGER MARBLE CLUB
Badger Marble Club was formed in 1996. We are a group of ageless marble collectors still living their boyhood fun.
"You're only as old as your toys make you feel". Marbles and marble games are our passion. Every attic or basement has those childhood toys waiting to be polished, cleaned, and enjoyed again. (Hopefully, Mother didn't throw them out.)
Some of those spherical gems can be worth more than you think. You won't know if you don't bring them to a meeting or a marble show, or maybe you would like to begin collecting marbles. Some Badger Marble Club Members are some of the most knowledgeable to be found.
They will be more than glad to help and/or advise you.
The Badger Marble Club meetings are at the Waunakee, WI EMS building.
Badger Marble Club was formed in 1996. Members are from several states and gather 3 or 4 times a year to exchange info about marbles and marble collecting. The meetings are open to anyone interested in any aspect of marbles or marble collecting.
Like most other collector clubs, members collect high quality marbles and marble memorabilia which might include antique marbles and/or modern contemporary marbles. The club meets in the Waunakee EMS building about every 2-3 months and is open to anyone. Members bring marbles, especially recent finds for others to see. Anyone interested in attending may request a copy of our newsletter or call to verify the next meeting. Bring your marbles or just come to see some fabulous collections.
e-mail concerning the Badger Marble Club should be sent to:
Bill Bass (Badger Marble Club Treasurer) at: email@example.com
BMC Web Site: www.getsirius.com/
BAY AREA MATCHBOX COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
The Bay Area Matchbox Collectors Association is an informal group of toy vehicle enthusiasts who hold meets to buy, sell and swap miniatures made by Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Dinky, Corgi, Ertl, Lledo, Majorette, Tomica, and others, as well as related items such as catalogs and boxes. Members share information on new and old cars, favorites and "worst" models, rare and common items. We are a casual group of collectors who have fun with toy cars. BAMCA was founded in 1971 as a local club basically serving collectors in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bay Area Matchbox Collectors Association
P.O. Box 1534
San Jose, CA 95109
BLENKO COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Blenko Collectors Society is dedicated to the promote the study, appreciation, preservation and identification of Blenko Glass. The Society distributes a publication entitled "The Blowpipe" and sponsors a national convention. Please visit our website for more information. If you are a collector or admirer of Blenko Glass, we would welcome you as one of our members.
Blenko Collectors Society
P.O. Box 1096
Kermit, WV 25674
Join Online: http://www.blenkocollectors.com
BREWERY COLLECTIBLES CLUB OF AMERICA
If you're interested in collecting just about anything connected with beer and breweries, you're definitely going to be interested in joining the Brewery Collectibles Club of America - the BCCA. Though many BCCA members collect Beer Cans, we also have many who avidly collect all sorts of what we call breweriana, from coasters to crowns, glasses to steins, tap knobs to trays, openers to foam scrapers, labels to light-up signs, posters to sports schedules and more. There are 4,000 active BCCA members and over 100 chapters. The BCCA, founded in 1970, was originally known as the Beer Can Collectors of America. BCCA membership entitles you to an annual subscription to "Beer Cans & Brewery Collectibles" magazine published six times a year, a membership roster, official BCCA membership card and certificate, the right to attend the BCCA's annual CANvention, access to the members only section on the website, reduced rates on Supply Shop items and, best of all, the opportunity to meet and become friends with people who share your fascination with beer cans and breweriana.
Brewery Collectibles Club of America
747 Merus Court
Fenton, MO 63026
Join Online: http://www.bcca.com
BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA
The Buick Club of America is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of automobilies built by the Buick Motor Division of General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan. BCA membership includes a monthly issue of "The Buick Bugle," avertising privileges in the "Bugle" for Buick-related items, participation in club events, including joining local chapters and divisions, and a membership card.
New members receive a BCA decal.
Buick Club of America
P.O. Box 360775
Columbus, OH 43236
Join Online: http://www.buickclub.org/Membership/membership.htm
CANADIAN TOY COLLECTOR'S SOCIETY
The Canadian Toy Collectors' Society is an association for toy collectors worldwide. CTCS is an incorporated club dedicated to the collection and preservation of all types of toys, particularly those of Canadian origin. Perhaps CTCS is best known for sponsoring "Canada's Greatest Collectors Toy Show" each October in Toronto. Anyone with an interest in toys is encouraged to join CTCS and will be welcomed. The Society has members from throughout Canada, the USA, Europe and Australia. In addition to the show, regular monthly meetings are held, CTCS distributes a newsletter and a periodic journal, "The Toy Collector" - all which help members keep in touch with each other and the toy collecting hobby. The Society also sells a limited edition CTCS Brooklin Model each year in conjunction with their show. Visit the CTCS website for more information. Be sure to visit the virtual toy museum on the site.
Canadian Toy Collectors' Society
c/o Membership Secretary
91 Rylander Blvd., Unit 7, Ste 245
Scarborough, ON M1B 5M5
Join Online: http://www.ctcs.org/mem_inf.htm
CASINO CHIP & GAMING TOKEN COLLECTORS CLUB
Have you ever played in a casino and taken a close look at the chips you were playing with at a table or the tokens you were putting into that slot machine? Just imagine how much money has been won and lost with those chips and tokens! Try to imagine who has played with them: from casual vacationers to movie stars, jet setters and other famous people. That's part of the romance of gambling, and of the chips and tokens
used in the casinos. CC>CC members who collect chips, tokens, casino dice, playing cards, ashtrays, matchbooks, covers, slot machines
and other memorabilia. Formally begun in 1987, the Casino Chips & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club now has 3,000 members representing
all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. The club has a quarterly magazine and holds a convention each year in Las Vegas, the largest casino collectibles show in the world!
Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club
P.O. Box 35769
Las Vegas, NV 89133-5769
Join Online: http://www.ccgtcc.com
CAST IRON SEAT COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
The Cast Iron Seat Collectors Association is a worldwide network of people who collect and enjoy these marvelous artifacts from our agricultural past. The Club was formed in 1973 by a few people who had a few seats. Our membership now comes from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Ireland, England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. CISCA publishes a newsletter four times per year. The Club meets once a year in the summer in conjunction with a threshing show. For information on Cast Iron Seats or to join our Association, please visit our website.
Cast Iron Seat Collectors Association
c/o Charolette Traxler, Director of Membership
40874 231 Avenue
Le Center, MN 56057
CERAMIC ART STUDIO COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
The Ceramic Art Studio Collectors Association (CAS) was established in 1994 for all collectors with a common interest in Ceramic Art Studio of Madison, Wisconsin. Please visit our website for more information on the Ceramic Art Studio, on CAS, and to join.
Ceramic Art Studio Collectors Association
c/o Donald-Brian Johnson
3329 S. 56th Street, #611
Omaha, NE 68106
Join Online: http://www.cascollectors.com
CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Chicago Photographic Collectors Society was founded in 1971. It was started by a group of photo image and antique camera collectors, who wished to share and enhance their knowledge of the history of photography, with others with similar interests. It has grown to be one of the most respected groups of its kind with members representing North America, Asia and Europe. If you are interested in the history of photography, a collector of antique and collectible cameras, images and equipment, a novice or a knowledgeable colletor, come join the Chicago Photographic Collectors Society. As a CPCS member you receive free admission to all CPCS Camera & Image Shows, a discount on the purchase of dealer/exhibit tables at CPCS shows, subscription to a monthly newsletter, a membership directory, and you can attend our monthly meetings for lively discussions regarding all types of photographic collecting.
Chicago Photographic Collectors Society
P.O. Box 303
Grayslake, IL 60030-0303
Join Online: http://www.chicagophotographic.org/membership.shtml
CHICAGOLAND PIPE COLLECTORS CLUB
The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club was started in 1993 with a small group of pipe smokers meeting at local lounges and restaurants for friendship and trading informaiton and ideas about the hobby of pipe collecting. Over time the Club established meeting venues where we could display our pipes and other smoking collectibles and buy, sell and trade with each other. Oh, and smoke together for the evening. Our first "Chicago Show" was held in 1996 and has steadily grown to one of the largest hobby shows of it's type in the world. Please visit our website. Our chat and forum pages will let you communicate with us and other enthusiasts in the hobby.
We welcome all new members who have a love for pipes and pipe collecting.
Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club
c/o Michael Reschke
540 South Westmore
Lombard, IL 60148-3028
CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Civil War Collectors Society promotes the preservation and collecting of memorabilia and artifacts relating to our nation's
rich military heritage, from pre-Revolutionary times to present day.
Civil War Collectors Society
c/o Rob Morgan
5970 Toylor Ridge Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
COLLECTOR'S CLUB OF HERSHEY'S MEMORABILIA
This is a new club just getting started. The website offers members a lot of perks in the Member's Only section including areas on types of collectibles, such as collectible tins, bears, toy trucks, collectible dolls, Hershkins, candy boxes, candy dispensers and cane toppers. Each member has their own contact page and members have the option of supplying pictures and biographical information which will be posted on their contact page. Members' pages can be viewed alphabetically or geographically by state. The Collectors Club of Hershey's Memorabilia is not affiliated with Hershey Foods Corporation, nor is it sanctioned by Hershey Foods Corporation. The primary purpose of Collector's Club of Hershey's Memorabilia is to establish a place where collectors of Hershey items can communicate with one another.
The website also has a Member Message Board.
Collector's Club of Hershey's Memorabilia
c/o Danny Wolfe
Box 153, 150 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Join Online: http://www.candycollectorsclub.com/signup.html
COLLECTORS OF ILLINOIS POTTERY & STONEWARE
In August, 1983, the Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware was formed as a club to unite collectors of pottery and stoneware made in Illinois and to facilitate their sharing information, ideas, interests and items for trade or sell. The main event of the club is the annual convention held in October. The convention's many events include a business meeting, show/sale, displays, seminars, banquet and auction. Also, a stoneware related commemorative of very limited production is available each year to honor this annual event.
Your COIPS Membership fee entitles you to...................
• a quarterly newsletter
• advertise free in the quarterly newsletter
• attend annual convention (DETAILS BELOW)
• attend annual Spring swap meet
• attend all club events
• place "Wanted/Sale/Trade" items on Website
• make announcements on Website "Coming Events"
Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware
c/o Susie Nolan, Secretary-Treasurer
203 S. Morgan Street
Elmwood, IL 61529
Join Online: http://www.coips.org/
CORN ITEMS COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
Members of the Corn Items Collectors Association collect, study and preserve anything having to do with corn, including inventions, tools and implements, corn company advertising memorabilia - all corn collectibles. The association publishes a quarterly, "The Bang Board," and usually has several meetings a year held in conjunction with antique farm tractor and implement shows throughout the corn belt.
Corn Items Collectors Association
c/o Robert S. Chamberlain
9288 Poland Road
Warrensburg, IL 62573-2062
Join Online: www.cornitems.org
CUPID COLLECTORS CLUB
The Cupid Collectors Club formed in Creston, Iowa in April 1995 to do research, to promote the friendship among the collectors, to further buying, selling or trading among the members and to encourage the collecting and preservation of the various types of Cupid prints or photos produced by photographer M. B. Parkinson including the famous poses, "Cupid Awake" and "Cupid Asleep".
The club issues a newsletter, "Cupid Capers."
Cupid Collectors Club
c/o Juanita Ingles, President
920 Newton Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
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Cupid Collectors Club
c/o Gary Gregg
750 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, #8
Bemidji, MN 56601
FAN ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (FANA)
Belonging to a collectors’ association has been one of the best ways to learn about one’s
favorite object of interest. The Fan Association of North America (FANA) is a non-profit membership organization
that welcomes anyone with an interest in hand fans. Its annual assemblage is the opportunity for all fan collectors and enthusiasts to meet for workshops, lectures, a fan sale, a fun charity auction, and sharing of hand fans. FANA also sponsors grants related to expanding knowledge about fans. Benefits of membership also includes newsletters, two magazines a year,
and an archive of fan related materials available to members. Check out our discussions on Facebook, “Hand Fan Collectors.”
Join at: fanassociation.org
FLOW BLUE INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS CLUB
We are a group of over one thousand of the world’s friendliest folks, including over seventy generous dealers, bound together by our love, and occasional lust, for flow blue and mulberry china. Our membership spans forty-nine states (Get with it Hawaii!) as well as England, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel.
In 1986 twenty-one flow blue and mulberry fanatics gathered in Rockford, Illinois. The result of their passion and labor was the birth of the Flow Blue International Collectors’ Club, Inc. Our mission is to promote and increase the collecting, interest, knowledge, and enjoyment of flow blue and mulberry china.
To that end we sponsor numerous related activities. Club members receive five issues of our newsletter, "The Blue Berry Notes", each year. We also publish educational materials and an annual club roster which is an invaluable networking tool. This website is maintained by the club for use by members and nonmembers alike. We sponsor regional conventions but the highlight of our year is our annual national convention.
Contact: Jim Swan at 785-842-1117
or visit the Club Website at www.flowblue.org
GOLDEN GLOW CLUB
Annual membership includes:
• 6 issues of the club's printed newsletter, mailed in February, April, June, August, October and December. The newsletter is published
by a volunteer group of dedicated members. It includes information on new research, collecting tips, services, news about current
happenings and other collectors.
• Attendance and participation in the annual national convention held in late July or early August. There is a separate convention
registration fee in addition to the Glow membership fee.
• The camaraderie of networking with and learning from other collectors of antique Christmas.
• Annual membership directory published in April, as well as the opportunity to buy back issues of the newsletter.
• The opportunity to list your website link on the reciprocal sites page.
• An index for all past newsletter articles and information.
Membership and Subscriptions: For information about the club contact John Maroski at: SantasOtherWorkshop@msn.com
For a sample copy of the newsletter send $6.50 to:
6401 Winsdale Street
Golden Valley, MN 55427
The Hamm’s Club is a very unique brewery based club in that we only do Hamm’s. You will NEVER find such a concentration of good old Hamm’s signs and advertising at one place. Get in the loop so you know about our shows by becoming a member. If you can’t make to our shows join simply to be networked with other members and to get the great information in the Hamm’s Club newsletters, the Bruins Gazette.
As Hamm’s Club member Steve Miner puts it, “The Gazettes alone are worth the cost of membership.”
Call toll free to 1-800-553-2092. If you call in the evening leave a message with your name and phone number. You can sign up by phone
and pay by check or credit card. If you interested in a membership simple ask and we’ll send you one of our recent Gazettes to read to get
taste for what we’re about.
ILLINOIS NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
The Illinois Numismatic Association was organized in 1959. The primary goals of ILNA are to promote the hobby among the young, serve the membership and hold a three-day show and convention each year. One of strong program, through a very capable board is to furnish speakers when requested, to local clubs. We produce a Digest three times a year. Regarding our youth initiatives, we make programs available for schools, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; hold a Youth Auction at our state show to further the collecting interests of young collectors; and, have begun giving a free Youth Seminar Scholarship to the ANA Summer Program. Our commitment to the next generation is to hopefully start them collecting at a young age for a life time of enjoyment. Please visit our website. We welcome new members.
Illinois Numismatic Association
c/o Michael Doran, Secretary
P.O. Box 30
Greenup, IL 62428
Join Online: http://www.ilnaclub.org
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JIM BEAM BOTTLE & SPECIALTY CLUBS
The National Association of Jim Beam Bottle and Specialty Clubs was formed in February, 1971 with a number of local clubs forming. By 1973 foreign clubs were joining and the name was changed to International Association of Jim Beam Bottle and Specialty Clubs. In June 1992, Jim Beam Branks ceased production of their ceramic decanters. The cessation of production has given the hobby new impetus and the International Association is forging ahead as a strong, dedicated collectors organization which produces special limited items to offer to its members. The International Association is composed of over 130 clubs throughout the United States and foreign countries. Over 4,000 members are affiliated with our Association through the local Beam Clubs. Members to the International Association can be accepted only through an affiliated Beam Club. By additng the International dues to your local Beam club dues, you can receive information on limited issue bottle releases, purchase limited issue decanters, and receive the monthly publication, "Beam Around the World."
International Association of Jim Beam Bottle and Specialty Clubs
P.O. Box 486
Kewanee, IL 61443
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF TREKKERS
The International Federation of Trekkers is one of the world's leaders of Star Trek Fandom with over 50 chapters. IFT is an active member fan organization with members and chapters raising funds for raising funds for charities and performing public services…in addition to attending Star Trek conventions and events, reading & studying about Star Trek and collecting Star Trek memorabilia. At the international level, IFT is concerned with environmental issues, the survival of all endangered species, and humanitarian needs. IFT is committed to promoting the exploration of space and space education. IFT's international newsletter, "Voyages," regularly reports on space-related activities around the planet. Local chapters sponsor field trips to space education facilities and lectures on the space sciences. Some chapters even form model rocket teams, amateur radio networks and astronomy groups. No matter which forms of Star Trek you enjoy, you'll find something of interest in IFT! We take the adventure of Trek and adapt it to today's world. Visit our website to learn more about the International Federation of Trekkers and to join up!
International Federation of Trekkers
c/o Russ Haslage
P.O. Box 242
Lorain, OH 44052-0242
Join Online: http://www.trekfederation.com
INTERNATIONAL MATCH SAFE ASSOCIATION
The International Match Safe Association was founded in 1998 by 26 enthusiasts from three countries. IMSA is dedicated to the collecting and preservation of match safes, and to further match safe research and education. IMSA publishes a quarterly newsletter and holds an annual convention with informative presentations, live auctions, buy-sell-trade opportunities, Show and Tell and social activities.
International Match Safe Association
c/o Kenny Koelling, IMSA Membership Chr.
P.O. Box 4215
Bartonville, IL 61607
Join Online: http://www.matchsafe.org
INTERNATIONAL PERFUME BOTTLE ASSOCIATION
The Annual Directory of IPBA Members, including bibliography of the field, glossary of terms, listing of perfume bottle museum displays, index of PBQ articles, alphabetical and geographical listing of more than 1,200 IPBA members, addresses and phone numbers. (Members can choose not to have their full contact details published in the directory)
In short, IPBA Membership will:-
• Help you build your collection.
• Give you knowledge of the world of perfume bottle collecting unavailable anywhere else!
• Put you in touch with many others who share your particular interests and specialties,
• Bring you together with the most knowledgeable collectors and dealers in the field.
• Add to your library of important reference and research material.
• Give you information to help you identify and value your collection.
But above all, you will have the chance to build life-long friendships with hundreds of fellow devotees of the growing
and ever changing world of perfume.
Contact: Susan Arthur
LIONEL COLLECTORS CLUB OF AMERICA
Members of the Lionel Collectors Club of America are folks from all walks of life who love to operate or collect toy trains from all eras. Lionel collecting club members are hobbyists who actively seek and find Lionel toy trains, and then operate or display them at home or in the office. Many members create fascinating train layouts that take advantage of today's exciting technological advances. LCCA members receive a copy of "The Lions Roar," an award-winning 4-color publication mailed five times per year. LCCA was the first train club to implement a fully integrated, online capacity to buy-sell-swap collectible toy trains. The LCCA annual convention has been recognized as the most fun and best value in the toy train world., which can be attended only by members. Each year the Club authorizes a limited-edition Lionel Convention Car reflecting the convention locale as well as special on-site cars for attendees only.
If you are a toy train enthusiast, you belong in the LCCA as our newest member!
Lionel Collectors Club of America
c/o LCCA Business Office
P.O. Box 479
La Salle, IL 61301-0479
Join Online: http://www.lionelcollectors.org
MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL CLUB
Being a member of the Madame Alexander Doll Club means that you will be a part of an enthusastic group of people who share your passion for collecting. Members receive a club pin, four issues of the "Review" (containing doll articles, club news, upcoming events, ads and more). For more membership benefits and opportunities, visit our website. The Madame Alexander Doll Company has been creating beautiful dolls for over 80 years. Our members celebrate their love of collecting Alexanders by sharing their expertise with fellow collectors and by gathering at various events around the country throughout the year to enjoy fun and fellowship. Our Club is essentially an all-volunteer endeavor.
We welcome new members!
Madame Alexander Doll Club
P.O. Box 330
Mundeline, IL 60060
Join Online: http://www.madc.org/membership.htm
MCCOY POTTERY COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The McCoy Pottery Collectors Society is dedicated to the service of McCoy collectors everywhere! We promote and enhance the study of McCoy Pottery; foster and provide the means for the dissemination of technical investigations and other information regarding McCoy Pottery; and expose, and to aid others in their efforts, to expose pottery produced to replicate authentic McCoy pottery in a deceptive manner. The Society fosters high ethical standards in all activities relating to the buying, selling, or trading of McCoy Pottery and publishes their Code of Ethics on their website. We also arrange for an annual reunion of all Society members and other persons interested in McCoy pottery. The Society was officially organized as a non-profit organization in 2002 and the inaugural issue of the quarterly Journal of the McCoy Pottery Collectors' Society was published in January 2003.
McCoy Pottery Collectors Society
P.O. Box 5286
Delanco, NJ 08075
MECHANICAL BANK COLLECTORS OF AMERICA
The Mechanical Bank Collectors of America is a non-profit organization consisting of over 400 members from the United States and several foreign countries. Organized in 1958, it is dedicated to expand the knowledge and availability of Antique Mechanical Banks. Member benefits include: the "Mechanical Banker Journal," published three times a year; an annual convention; Check list and price guide; the MBCA web scrapbook section is indexed and can be searched by key words, plus members reference and chat areas. If you are a collector of Mechanical Banks, you should join the MBCA.
Mechanical Bank Collectors of America
P.O. Box 13323
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Join Online: http://www.mechanicalbanks.org/
MIDWEST DECOY COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1966, the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association has grown to over 1,100 members representing 48 states, three Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. Members in the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association receive free admission to the annual show, a subscription to all newsletters published during the year, the annual members directory and the right to exhibit and sell at the annual show.
Midwest Decoy Collectors Association
c/o Herb Desch
6 East Scott Street, #3
Chicago, IL 60610
Join Online: http://midwestdecoy.org/
MILITARY COLLECTORS CLUB OF CANADA
The Military Collectors Club of Canada was startedin 1963 to serve as the focal point for Canadian Collectors of all types of military artifacts from medals, badges, artwork, to Military arms, vehicles and just about anything Militaria related. The club has grown to international proportions with members in Canada, the United States and overseas. The MCCC publishes a high quality quarterly journal. There are several chapters in which members are encouraged to participate.
Military Collectors Club of Canada
c/o John Zabarylo, Sec-Treas.
P.O. Box 64009, RPO Morse Place
Winnepeg, Manitoba R2K 4K2
Join Online: http://www.marway-militaria.com
MILWAUKEE AREA PIPE SOCIETY LTD
The MILWAUKEE AREA PIPE SOCIETY, LTD. was founded in January, 1999 by a group of pipe enthusiasts and collectors to discuss pipe brands and tobacco blends, to swap pipes and tobacco samples, and to learn from the fellowship of other pipe enthusiasts how to get the most enjoyment from the pipe smoking experience. Membership is open to all who share the objectives of the Society, and pipe enthusiasts from all areas are welcome to join. Our current membership stands at 85.
The Milwaukee Area Pipe Society is still in its infancy, and will need input from all members and pipe enthusiasts in the local and surrounding areas to determine how the Society will be shaped and what it will become over the ensuing years. Every member is encouraged to invite their pipe-smoking friends to join the Society, and to offer input on any aspects of the Society.
Join Online: http://www.jack-tompkins.com/Pipes
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ALADDIN LAMP COLLECTORS
NAALC is a 501-C-3 corporation dedicated to the collection and preservation of antique lamps and lighting manufactured and sold by The Mantle Lamp Company of America, Aladdin Industries, Inc., The Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company, and other competitive companies.
Every person who subscribes to the Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights newsletter or registers for the Gathering is an
associate member of NAALC.
* To stimulate interest in Aladdin lamps and home lighting since 1900
* To encourage lighting research
* To collect and preserve lighting artifacts, materials and information
* To work with other groups and organizations in exhibit and promotion
* To facilitate exchange of antique lamps
Contact: President:J.W. "Bill" Courter firstname.lastname@example.org • 3935 Kelley Rd., Kevil, KY 42053 • 270-488-2116
Vice-President / Museum Director • Don Carey TheDCareys@aol.com
871 So. 76th St. West Allis, WI 53214 • 414-453-2611
Secretary / Treasurer: Bill Lohmeyer email@example.com
1025 Woodmount Dr. New Albany, IN 47150 • 812-944-9785
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH & CLOCK COLLECTORS
Founded in 1943, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that serves as a unique educational, cultural, and social resource for its membership and the public. Members include hobbyists, students, educators, casual collectors, and professionals in related retail and manufacturing trades. The one common bond is a fascination with the art and science of timekeeping and timepieces. NAWCC offers a long list of member services including educational seminars and a national convention; the "Bulletin" issued six times a year as a unique journal on all aspects of timekeeping; the NAWCC Lending Library; and the National Watch & Clock Museum. The Association's School of Horology offers complete programs in watch and clock repair on the campus of the National Watch & Clock Museum. Members can also take advantage of becoming involved in one of NAWCC's local chapters.
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512-2130
Join Online: http://www.nawcc.org
NATIONAL AUTUMN LEAF COLLECTORS CLUB
". . . shall be to assist the collector in broadening knowledge of Autumn Leaf dinnerware and accessory pieces to further the
enjoyment and pleasure of collecting through fellowship and to bring collectors together with a common interest in the Autumn
Leaf pattern of dinnerware and accessories ."
The National Autumn Leaf Collectors Clubsm was founded, in the fall of 1978, by Nancy Brock and Norma Jones-Shaughnessey.
The first club Newsletter was printed that same year. The NALCCsm now has more than 3700 members throughout the United States.
In 1994 it was Incorporated as a "Not-for-Profit" Corporation and we filed for "Trademark" registration. In 1996 we were granted all
rights to our trademark and it was duly registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the Trademark Act of 1946, as amended.
We publish six bi-monthly Newsletters per year, starting in January. They are filled with information regarding club events and
upcoming shows, Officers' updates, educational features about Autumn Leaf and The Jewel Tea Company, members' letters and photos, a
"Buy-Sell-Trade" section and more.
Members are given the opportunity to order "Club Pieces" each year. All club pieces are made by The Hall China Company
in East Liverpool, Ohio and commissioned by the National Autumn Leaf Collectors Club®
We have an Annual Meeting and Convention. Each year it is held in a different location and hosted by the local members.
That is where we handle our club business, hold "Room Sales," an Auction, good food and entertainment, and above all - great
fellowship with the finest people you will ever meet. We even had a wedding once!
P.O. Box 7929
Moreno Valley, CA 92552-7929
Join Online: http://www.nalcc.org
NATIONAL GRANITEWARE SOCIETY
The National Graniteware Society, founded in 1986, is an organization for collectors and true lovers of graniteware. The organization encourages learning about and understanding graniteware. The highlight of NGS is a 2-day annual convention each July . A special commemorative is issued for every convention, available only to NGS members.
National Graniteware Society
P.O. Box 9248
Cedar Rapids, IA 52409
Join Online: http://www.graniteware.org
NEW ENGLAND MAGIC COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
The New England Magic Collectors Association was founded in 1980. Most of NEMCA's membership of magic collectors and historians are from the six New England states. The Association preserves the history and knowledge of the theater arts, collecting books and memorabilia, including apparatus related to magic and the allied arts, and sharing knowledge and expertise with other members. NEMCA has a biennial, invitation-only magic collector conference, "Yankee Gathering", held in even-numbered years. Members receive the official NEMCA journal, "The Yankee Magic Collector," published every two years to coincide with the Yankee Gathering of that year.
New England Magic Collectors Association
c/o Magic Art Studio
137 Spring Street
Watertown, MA 02472
OHIO STAR WARS COLLECTOS CLUB
The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club serves collectors and enthusiasts of Star Wars memorabilia who live in Ohio. There are monthly local meetings and the club also has frequent gatherings at local toy and collectible shows. The opportunities to get to know other Star Wars collectors and develop your own personal network for expanding or enhancing your collection is a major part of being a member. Please visit our website for additional information.
Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club
P.O. Box 251
Lebanon, OH 45036-0251
Join Online: http://www.oswcc.com/registration.asp
OLD SLEEPY EYE COLLECTORS CLUB OF AMERICA
The Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club of America was formed in 1976. It originated in Monmouth, Illinois, the home of Western Stoneware Company, the plant where Sleepy Eye pottery was produced. The club is dedicated to the collecting and preservation of items related to the Sleepy Eye Milling Co. of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Membership in the Club entitle you to: a subscription to the newsletter, information on old items and recent discoveries, information on reproductions, a membership card, plus participation in the annual convention.
Members can also advertise free in the quarterly newsletter.
Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club
P.O. Box 5445
Rockford, IL 61125
Join Online: http://www.oldsleepyeyecollectors
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE - INTERNATIONAL LIGHTER COLLECTORS
Welcome to On The Lighter Side, International Lighter Collectors. We are more frequently referred to as OTLS was founded in 1983 with 3 members. We currently have approximately 900 members in 16 countries. This club is for collectors of any type lighter -- Ronson, Zippo, Evans, European, etc. We also have a few members who collect other categories of tobacciana, such as ash trays, smoking stands, Case & Zippo knives (Case Knife Co. is now owned by Zippo).
The club has a bi-monthly newsletter. In addition to the 6 issues, the March issue always contains a separate "Convention Letter" with details of our annual convention. Our annual convention is always in June, in different cities. The newsletters include the following:
• Notes from the Editor
• Articles on Lighters
• Articles on Members
• Question and Answer Column
• Classified Ads
Our conventions, as stated above, move around the U.S. If you want information on the convention,
please contact Judith Sanders at the OTLS Office.
Please pay in U.S. funds. We have several different rates - overseas, regular U.S. & Canada, Seniors & Juniors.
Upon joining you will receive a Membership Card and a complete Membership Roster and the current newsletter.
The Roster is a complete list of all members and what they collect.
Different members of OTLS collect different lighters - one collects only Ronsons, one only Zippos, many members collect all kinds.
PEN COLLECTORS OF AMERICA
The Pen Collectors of America is a member-oriented international organization for collectors and admirers of writing instruments of all kinds. Our members are interested in the history, manufacture, and use of writing instruments. Our organization exists to foster and maintain the integrity of pen collecting, promote the use of fountain pens, encourage and promote effective education, communications and understanding between all collectors, and define pen collecting as an international hobby. We provide opportunities for our members to exchange ideas and information, to trade pens and parts, and, above all, to develop a spirit of camaraderie. Through our awards winning journal, The PENnant, we strive to bring interesting information to our members. Through our library, we help to disseminate information in all forms of reprints of pen company catalogs, articles, repair manuals, and advertising materials.
Pen Collectors of America
c/o Bob Nurin, PCA Treasurer
P.O. Box 80
Redding Ridge, CT 06876
Join Online: http://www.pencollectors.com
PENNSYLVANIA STAR WARS COLLECTING SOCIETY
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is dedicated to enhancing the collecting experiences of Pennsylvania Star Wars collectors. We are open to all collectors who reside in Pennsylvania or who have significant ties to Pennsylvania, providing opportunities for communicating, sharing information and socializing.
Join Online: http://creaturecantina.com/pswcs/sign_up.html
RED WING COLLECTOR'S SOCIETY
PO Box 50 - Red Wing, Minnesota 55066-0050
800-977-7927 or 651-388-4042
Membership in the RWCS offers many benefits:
• Receive the official RWCS Newsletter 6 times a year
• Attend annual RWCS events like the July Convention and our MidWinter GetToGether in February
• Purchase the limited edition commemorative
• Join the network of over 5,000 members nationwide Red Wing Pottery Collectors
• Access educational resources from participation in Education Sessions at events to the Business Office video library.
• Get personal support from other member to help you increase your knowledge of Red Wing Pottery
All this and so much for for just $25 dollars a year! ($10 a year if you are the second person in the househould as an Associate Member)
ROCKFORD DOLL & BEAR CLUB
Meetings for members and guests on the 3 Monday of every month at 7pm
at Crash One's Community Room, 4141 Morsay Drive in Rockford, Illinois
Get information on Dolls and Doll Events plus members share from their collections
Only $20 per year. Come join us!
For futher information call Joann at 815-234-8332 or 815-519-7285
SOUTHERN LIGHTS LIGHTER CLUB
The Southern Lights Lighter Club welcomes new members! We collect, trade and sell all types of cigarette lighters - Zippo, Ronson, Evans, Dunhill, Colibri, Clark, Scripto, Sarome, Caran D'ache and S. T. Dupont - pocket, table, flat, disposable, fluid, electric and gas type lighters. We're interested in your collection, no matter how large or small, and would love for you to join our club. One of our major activities is the hosting of two swap meets each year. Please visit our website to learn more about us.
Southern Lights Lighter Club
c/o Robin Baumgartner
19 Apple Blossom Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Join Online: http://www.southernlights.homestead.com
STRETCH GLASS SOCIETY
Our membership year begins January 1. If you join later in the year dues are prorated on a quarterly basis for the first year.
Here are some of the benefits of membership....
• Four well-written, informative newsletters a year. Each one has a color page.
• Attendance to ALL events at the annual convention.
• The opportunity to purchase the annual convention souvenir stretch glass piece.
• Enter the whimsey raffle drawing -- and perhaps win a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece.
• Attend and bid at the whimsey auction, and attend a limited issue/one-of-a-kind contemporary whimsey auction fundraiser
• Free advertising of your stretch glass "wants" and "for sale" in the newsletter and on the web site.
• Contact with lots of friendly people who understand your collecting passion!
• and more......
Stretch Glass Society
P O Box 3305
Quartz Hill CA 93586
Join Online: www.stretchglasssociety.org
WISCONSIN POTTERY ASSOCIATION
The Wisconsin Pottery Association (WPA) invites you to join its ranks. We are a group of pottery collectors who share an enthusiasm for all types of pottery. Our monthly meetings include educational presentations by members or guest speakers as well as informal discussions and displays of recent finds or mystery pieces that members wish to share with the group.
The WPA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization affiliated with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The meeting room is opened by 5:30, so people can bring their dinners to sit & talk with others. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM with show & tell, a brief business meeting and then a featured presentation . Often our presenters are authors of current publications or otherwise knowledgeable on the topic of the month. We meet in Madison at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road. Ten meetings are scheduled yearly and are held generally on the second Tuesday of the month.
Yearly dues are $20 for an individual and $30 for a dual membership. Visitors are welcome to attend at no cost. For your dues, you get mailed to you the WPA Press four times a year, discount book purchases, access to the WPA's reference books & materials and WPA member directory.
Please enroll me as a member of the Wisconsin Pottery Association.
Yearly dues are $20 for an individual and $30 for a dual membership
Visitors are welcome to attend at no cost.
____ My check is enclosed. ____ Please bill me. ____ Please send me a notice of your next meeting.
Please include your Name: Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: Email:
Please mail to: Wisconsin Pottery Association P.O. Box 705 Madison WI 53701-0705
www.wisconsinpottery.org or 608-249-6898