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.
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.
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