American Philatelic Society and American Numismatic Association Collaborate on Magazine Issues, Membership Deals
The American Philatelic Society (APS) and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have partnered together to release special joint issues of The American Philatelist and The Numismatist this November. The issues celebrate the connections between coin and stamp collecting, and encourage collectors to try out a new hobby.
Each publication's November issue includes features and columns that will appeal to stamp and coin collectors alike. The joint cover story is written by Ken Bressett (ANA) about the enjoyment of collecting in both areas, and the crossover collectibles shared between the two hobbies. Both issues also feature a research article on early 19th century Latvian stamps printed on banknotes, authored by Dr. Paul Holland (APS).
“I want to express my appreciation for ANA Editor-in-Chief Caleb Noel and his editorial team,” said APS Editor-in-Chief Susanna Mills. “Working with the ANA was an enlightening experience. We knew that our two hobbies overlapped, but truly discovered the extent of our similarities while we worked together on the joint issues. I think the result is a diverse and engaging pair of magazines with much to offer stamp and coin collectors.”
In addition to the shared features, the ANA and APS publications traded hobby-specific advice and columns. APS readers are introduced to coins, paper money, tokens, medals, and other numismatic specialities, while ANA members are offered a taste of postage stamps, covers, revenues, postal history, and other philatelic areas.
“There are intersections in our respective organized hobbies. We’re challenged to recruit younger members, rise to meet the needs of modern collectors, and renew the excitement in the non-collecting communities,” said APS Executive Director Scott English. “We should use that common ground where possible to meet the challenges before us.”
Both issues are currently available to read for all APS and ANA members. The full November issue of The American Philatelist is available to ANA members at bit.ly/aps-philatelist. APS members can access the November issue of The Numismatist at bit.ly/ana-numismatist.
The ANA (money.org) and the APS (stamps.org) are also offering new members 50 percent off of a one-year membership. To become an APS member, visit stamps.org/join and use code ANA23. To join the ANA, visit money.org/join and use code ANAPS23. This limited-time offer expires December 31.
The benefits of membership in the ANA and APS are numerous. Each organization offers:
- 12 issues of The Numismatist or The American Philatelist, the premier publications for coin and stamp collectors.
- Access to outstanding educational programs and collecting resources for both beginning collectors and life-long learners.
- APS News (weekly) or ANA Money Mail (monthly) – email newsletters filled with announcements, information and articles to keep you up-to-date.
- Library privileges – the most comprehensive lending libraries for stamp and coin collectors.
- Dealer directories for APS and ANA member dealers, all of whom adhere to a code of ethics; plus, hundreds of club affiliates ready to help you expand your collecting horizons.
- Discounts on coin and stamp collection insurance, publications and more.
- Plus, benefits exclusive to each organization such as virtual Money Museum exhibits (ANA) and stamp authentication and buy-and-sell privileges (APS).
About the APS
With members in more than 110 countries, the American Philatelic Society is the largest non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services. Our members enjoy access to the one of the world's largest philatelic libraries, a monthly award-winning magazine and safe avenues for buying and selling philatelic materials. Learn more at stamps.org, or call 814-933-3803.
About the ANA
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, to include its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit money.org.