ATCA Membership Benefits
A multi-page newsletter is mailed monthly to each member, a
part of which is devoted to member-only classified advertisements
to buy, sell and trade telephones and related items. Newsletters
also include articles and member contributions which are deemed
to be of greatest interest to the membership.
A membership list is compiled and mailed annually to
each member with additions reported in the monthly newsletters.
The membership lists include addresses and telephone numbers to
assist with networking among members
ATCA National Show (now held in August to maximize family vacation time) has
been held each year since 1971 at different locations throughout the United
States. This huge show is national in scope, drawing collectors from all over
the United States and Canada. This event is a must-see for anyone interested in
antique telephony as it combines fun, fellowship, history and telephones.
One of the highlights is always the
members-only auction of antique telephones and related items.
The ATCA also sponsors and
encourage regional shows. Local members frequently host regional shows at
various locations throughout the year. ATCA encourages and helps support our
members with hosting by supplying start-up funds, advertising, insurance and
listserv (e-mail mailing list) is maintained to provide on-line
members the opportunity to communicate with each other. Current
members should email webmaster, Chuck Eby. Please read about the listserv
on our website, then provide name, email address
and membership number.
A members only page on the ATCA
website offers quick access to an up to date membership listing, current and past
newsletters and other useful information that is not accessible to the general
The principle aims and purposes of the ATCA are as follows:
provide education and information related to antique telephone equipment,
telephone history, and to the maintenance and preservation thereof.
To promote the collecting of old telephones and related items.
- To publicize the historical importance of telephony
- To establish and promote common courtesies and guidelines
for use by association members when buying, selling, and trading
old telephones and related items.
- To provide a means of communication between association members.
- To structure events and activities necessary for the accomplishment
of the objectives stated above.
Anyone in sympathy with the objectives of ATCA shall be eligible
for membership. Dues are payable January 1 of each year. Annual
dues for U.S. and international members are $35. Student memberships and spousal associate
memberships are available at a reduced rate. Please see the membership
By-Laws of the Association