We invite you to become a member of The Ships on Stamps Unit, an organization dedicated to the study of philatelic material pertaining to watercraft on stamps, to sharing knowledge, to encouraging the growth of the hobby and to supporting the preservation of our maritime heritage

The Unit membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June, 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 middle 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 the hobby. The Unit also has an active publishing program producing booklets and CD-ROMS, and a web page.

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.

Membership Application


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  USA, Canada and Mexico Paper Elsewhere Paper PDF Only (Worldwide)
1 year $15.00 $22.00 $10.00
2 years $30.00 $44.00 $20.00

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

To pay with a credit card or Paypal account, go to paypal.com and send funds to tallship@rushmore.com along with a message that specifies what the funds are for. Remember, you DO NOT need a Paypal account to send a credit card payment with Paypal.