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  • ROTARY ON STAMPS
    its commitment to service around the world There is a sense of pride and accomplishment in assembling a collection of stamps in which you have a personal interest The Rotary stamps were all issued to salute YOUR ORGANIZATION what it has done and what it is striving to do It is interesting to realize that anyone who as born before 1931 has lived through the entire period of issue of these interesting and symbolic stamps HOW MANY ROTARY COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS ARE THERE According to RoS estimates more than 2000 have been issued An exact number is very difficult because of the confusion of stamps being issued from day to day in so many different forms The RoS Fellowship seeks to identify those items that were not issued for postal purposes but merely to attract the attention of collectors We do not however attempt to tell the individual collector what is or is not appropriate to include in a collection That is a matter of personal choice ARE THERE VARIETIES OF THE ROTARYS Yes indeed there are Collecting the Rotarys is not limited to the stamps themselves There are interesting and attractive First Day Covers and other cachet designs commemorating Rotary events Special cancellations for Rotary events are also interesting And there are numerous Souvenir Sheets Cards and Folders from which to pick and choose in making your collection unique to your own collecting interests WHAT IS ROTARY ON STAMPS Rotary on Stamps is a group of stamp collectors and dealers with an interest in the philatelic material commemorating Rotary International its Districts local clubs and service projects around the world RoS operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but it is not an agency of or controlled by Rotary International In one of its publications Rotary International states Rotarians who share common interests in worthwhile recreational or avocational activities are encouraged to associate themselves in groups for the purpose of furthering acquaintance and fellowship Responding to that encouragement a group of collectors of the early Rotary commemorative stamps joined together under the leadership of the American Topical Association in 1955 and organized into a study unit which they named ROTARY ON STAMPS Today its nearly 200 members are from 35 countries and it is one of the earliest and most active groups of Rotary s Fellowships In 2005 Rotary on Stamps celebrated its 50th anniversary when Rotary International celebrated its 100th anniversary WHAT DOES ROTARY ON STAMPS DO Rotary on Stamps RoS has a broad program of services available to Rotarians and all other interested collectors The RoS Video Program The RoS Reference Library The RoS Publications The RoS Bulletin The RoS Stamp Albums The RoS Encyclopedia The RoS Catalog RoS and the Rotary International Convention RoS Awards and More THE ROS REFERENCE LIBRARY AND COLLECTION Rotary on Stamps offers its own reference service to members A large library of miscellaneous information not found elsewhere may be secured by sending a stamped self addressed envelope foreign requests please include international

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  • ROTARY ON STAMPS
    of either or both organizations be sure to include your membership number in the space provided on the application If you are a Rotarian please include the name of your Club and District number if known Also please list other collecting interests where shown Do you collect other topics or themes Specific countries Singles plate blocks imperforates etc COST Currently 20 00 per year US funds on a U S

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  • ROTARY ON STAMPS
    pdf format for the same price but with all illustrations in full color ENCYCLOPEDIA SAMPLE PAGE click here Please be patient it may take a minute to load Rotary on Stamps now publishes its own catalog showing current market values of all known Rotary commemoratives including questionable and cinderella items Prices are based on reports from members dealers lists and other catalogs Items are illustrated in color The RoS Catalog uses a special RoS numbering system for each item It is available in a plastic comb bound book or on a read only CD in Adobe pdf format New in 2010 PolioPlus on Stamps shows all the stamps cancels and covers that honor this important program of The Rotary Foundation Its nearly 100 pages are printed on one side of the same heavy duty acid free paper as the RoS Albums and it can be used either as a reference book or as an album The RoS Stamp Album Rotary on Stamps is pleased to offer our own stamp album for housing your valuable collection The RoS Stamp Album is designed for the beginning and advanced collector alike Its more than 370 pages are now illustrated in full color The RoS Stamp Album provides spaces for all Rotary commemoratives from 1931 to the present arranged by date of issue Imperforate stamps are included only when the item was not also issued in a perforate format All pages are printed on one side only on heavy duty acid free offset paper to provide a long lasting quality home for your collection Pages are shipped unpunched so that you may use them with a wide variety of binders according to your personal preference A CD version in Adobe pdf format is also available The RoS Imperforate Album The RoS Imperforate Album is

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  • ROTARY ON STAMPS
    Miamisburg OH 45342 USA Richard J Dickson PO Box 524 Irvington VA 22480 USA Publications Director Richard J Dickson PO Box 524 Irvington VA 22480 USA Bulletin Editor Richard J Dickson PO Box 524 Irvington VA 22480 USA Special Liaisons RIBI John Evans 20 Falcon Close Northwood Middlesex HA6 2GU England RoS France CPR Benedict Brunel Muret 26120 LaBaume Cornillane France RoS the Netherlands Anthony van Vliet Buizerdstraat 60 2665 TG Bleiswijk the Netherlands RoS Japan Kenichi Hamana 817 2 7 33 Shinjuku Chuou Ku Chiba 260 0021 Japan In order to recognize those who have unselfishly provided significant contributions of time and funds to the Rotary on Stamps fellowship there has been established memberships in a RoS Hall of Fame Those so honored will have been an active member of the fellowship for a minimum of ten 10 years and served in a leadership office for at least five 5 of those years and have developed a significant collection of Rotary on Stamps philately Selection and certification of qualifications will be made by the unanimous agreement of the Board of Directors A maximum of one living member may be nominated for a membership per year Post humus nominations will

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  • ROTARY ON STAMPS
    sometimes may include contracts which were signed by individuals who no longer remained in authority when the printing was completed and were rejected by the new authority They also may include issues authorized by groups which were contesting the ruling authority of that country and sometimes areas of countries which were in control of rival political factions other than those currently recognized to be in power These are frequently valid for postage but not often seen in the mail stream The postal validity is also sometimes questioned 3 Labels or Illegal Issues are not valid for postage and often printed only for sale to collectors They are often issued with the name of actual existing countries or territorial areas These are sometimes called speculative issues and are nearly always issued for a popular topical theme or several themes on the same stamp or label 4 Recent allowance by postal authorities have permitted a varity of personalized stamps These are postally valid issues but not generally available to the public Without passing judgement on any of the other issues the New Issues to be shown on these pages are all only commonly believed to be from the Catogory 1 above Additional

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