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Jorge Baca Promotes ISGC in Guatemala

12/24/2014   Jorge Baca has been busy promoting the ISGC in Guatemala.     Read >>

Revolutionary New Stamp Album for Guatemala Collectors

9/14/2014   A new Guatemala stamp album has been created in both print and digital forms.   See images from the album here    Read >>

2014 ISGC Auction a Success!

8/23/2014   Jonathan Topper, ISGC Auction Manager, announces the 2014 ISGC Auction results.  Read >>

Domestic Airmail Service in Guatemala

9/28/2013   Article written by Dr. Andrew Cheung posted to the website.   Read >>

David Reitsema article "Introduction to Guatemala Philately" posted to website

An article written by David Reitsema entitled Introduction to Guatemala Philately was published recently in the Journal of the Hong Kong Philatelic Society.    Read >>

David Fine Exhibit "Guatemalan Auxiliary Markings" update posted to website

Dr. Andrew Cheung Exhibit "Guatemala Airmail 1924-1945" posted to website



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Exhibits now available for viewing:  The Quetzal Airmails (Jaime Marckwordt), A Selection of Guatemalan Postmarks, 1871-1902 (Cécile Gruson), Collecting Guatemala (David Jickling, coordinator), Guatemalan Auxiliary Markings, 1898-1967 (David Fine), and Guatemala Airmail 1924-1945 (Dr. Andrew Cheung). Also available:  PDF file of the Perforation Gauge Presentation from Washington 2006.

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2014 ISGC Auction Completed

ISGC Auction manager Jonathan Topper has announced the results of the 2014 ISGC Auction.

Scans of all 198 lots: 2014 Auction Lots.  

The above documents and images may be viewed by members and non-members alike. Participation in the auction was open only to ISGC members in good standing. Fill out and send in the ISGC Membership Application to join the ISGC.

El Quetzal

David Reitsema is the current editor of El Quetzal . Reitsema is one of the Directors of the ISGC and has previously served as its President.  He has authored numerous articles in El Quetzal over the years.  EQ has an entirely new format commencing with the December 2012 issue, and the printing quality has been dramatically improved. A PDF of the entire December 2014 issue has been made accessible on-line to the public to serve as an example of what is available to members.

The cover of the current issue of El Quetzal, #360, December, 2014, including the table of contents, is available for viewing. Members may sign in to view the entire issue online in the Library section of this website. Past issues are also available.