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We invite you to become a member of The Ships on Stamps Unit, an affiliate of the American Topical Association and the American Philatelic Society. We are also a founding member of the International Federation of Maritime Philately.

The Unit membership year runs from July to June 30, 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 first 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 and the hobby.

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 the enclosed application and send it to our Secretary now.

For a neat printable Adobe pdf copy of the application, click here.

Membership Application : Please type or print clearly

Name ___________________________________________ __ATA No. _________
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______________________________________________________________________
Enclosed are my dues of U.S.$______ in application for membership in the Ships on Stamps Unit, ATA,APS which includes my subscription to Watercraft Philately as circled in the matrix below:

  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

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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)
Unit no. _________ File card ________ Card sent ________
Amt recd _________ To Treas . ________ Exp. date ________ Date _____________
Back issues sent: Vol _____ No _____ Date _____________

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