A multi-page newsletter is posted
monthly in the members section of our web site, 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. While ATCA highly recommends the electronic
version of the newsletter due to its extra content and color photographs,
a mailed black and white paper copy is available to those who do
not have a computer or prefer that format.
A membership list is compiled
and mailed every other year to each member with additions reported
in the monthly newsletters. In addition, an up-to-date searchable
membeship database is located in the member section of our website.
The membership lists and database include addresses and telephone
numbers to assist with networking among members
Annual 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
is a great event for members to attend, as it combines fun, fellowship
and phones. One of the highlights is always the members-only auction
of antique telephones and related items. This
event is a must-see for anyone interested in antique telephony.
In addition, local members
frequently sponsor regional shows at various locations throughout
the year. Information about all known shows can be found on the
phone show page.
(e-mail mailing list) is maintained to provide on-line members the
opportunity to communicate with each other. Information can be found
on the Email-Listserv page.
The principle aims and purposes
of the ATCA are as follows:
- To promote the collecting of
old telephones and related items.
- To publicize the historical importance
- 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.
interested in antique telephones, memorabilia and.or telephone history
and is in sympathy with the objectives of ATCA shall be eligible
for membership. Dues are payable January 1 of each year.Annual dues
are $30 for an electronic membership (includes a downloadable newsletter,
e-mailed to you each month), or $50 for a paper membership (includes
a black and white paper newsletter mailed to you each month).