Why join? ASMIC provides three forums
to enhance your enjoyment of insignia collecting: a quarterly
journal, The Trading Post, whose articles provide valuable
information; a Newsletter, in which members advertise items
for sale or trade or their wants; an annual convention which,
arguably, is the largest show in the country devoted just to
insignia and related items. Additionally, you will have access to a
membership whose expertise you can tap.
Membership is an investment. As the
values of insignia have risen, so, too, has the proliferation of
reproductions and fakes. One can surf online auction sites on any
given day and find collectors who are making foolish decisions
because of a lack knowledge and expertise. Membership in ASMIC
provides avenues to the knowledge and expertise that can save you
embarrassment and money. Recently offered for sale on a major
online auction site were two examples of an OSS patch that was
discussed in detail in The Trading Post, where compelling
evidence was presented that it is not genuine. The two patches sold
on a major online auction site for a combined price of over $900.
Avoiding just one ill-advised purchase can more than pay for your
Membership in the American Society of
Military Insignia Collectors runs from July 1 to June 30 each year.
The fee for membership is $30.00 for the first year (U.S. only).
Other options are also available. DIGITAL Online is a
new product for ASMIC. $25.00 for a one year online
only membership gives you access to the Members Only section which
includes access to ASMIC's digital library.
Those who join the Society at any time during the course of
the Membership Year will receive the Society's current Membership
List and copies of all issues of The Trading Post, the
Society's quarterly journal, and Newsletter issued during
that Membership Year.
Want to join?
U.S.A. and Canada Only
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Applications for membership received in April thru June of any given year become effective with the beginning
of the next ASMIC membership year.