PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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November a month when we give thanks for the bounty and blessings we have enjoyed throughout the past year. Sometimes it may be difficult to imagine ourselves as blessed, especially when we've suffered property or crop damage from such disasters as this summer's flooding, but we must look for a silver lining! If nothing else, remember that we have been blessed with the gift of life!

This is also the time of year when we start preparations for the holiday season. Some of you may have started earlier and are all finished with your shopping by now, but for those of you who aren't that organized or ambitious, remember that gifts from the Stemgas book catalog are always welcomed by your collector friends and family. You may charge your order on a credit card by phone, but perhaps the simplest way to order is to fill out the catalog order form and either send a check for the total amount, or fill in your credit card number and expiration date on the order blank. If certain books you've ordered are out of stock, we'll refund that portion of your payment. Order early for best selection and timely delivery!

Our subscription department reminds you that, if your magazine seems to be late, you should wait until the first day of the issue month to let us know. Before that, we can't consider the mailing as late. The magazines all leave Lancaster at the same time, on or about the seventh of the month. After that, the U.S. Postal Service has three weeks, according to second class mail regulations, to get the magazine to you.

By now, the directory packets are on their way to show and club contacts. If your show wasn't listed in last year's directory, please let us know and we'll get a packet out right away, so that you're not missed this time around! Please send your directory information (for both advertising and free listings) back as quickly as possible nobody likes to be swamped right at deadline time!