Thank you visiting the International Society of Guatemala Collectors web site. The ISGC is a non-profit organization and APS affiliate founded in 1948; membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in stamps and postal history of colonial and modern Guatemala and adjacent regions of Central America.
All memberships include a subscription to El Quetzal (EQ), published four times a year. Members also have access to the member side of the ISGC website, where you may participate in the online Forum discussions, and have access to the entire run of back issues of EQ, starting with #1, published in 1949. Guatemala-1, the out-of-print Volume 1 of the Postal History and Philately of Guatemala, is also available online to members, and plans are in the works to add other out-of-print ISGC publications.
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, #367, September, 2016, 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.
ISGC Guatemala Stamp Album Download Now Available at No Cost to Members
2014 ISGC Auction a Success!
8/23/2014 Jonathan Topper, ISGC Auction Manager, announces the 2014 ISGC Auction results. Read >>
9/28/2013 Article written by Dr. Andrew Cheung posted to the website. Read >>
An article written by David Reitsema entitled Introduction to Guatemala Philately was published recently in the Journal of the Hong Kong Philatelic Society.
A Note on PayPal Payments
Please use the email address listed on the Join/Renew ISGC Button on the Menu to make dues payments via PayPal. The email address for the Treasurer on the Contact Us area is for communication with the Treasurer, not for payments.
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.
2014 ISGC Auction Completed
ISGC Auction manager Jonathan Topper has announced the results of the 2014 ISGC Auction.
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.