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Exclusive Offer for Civil War Trust Members

Military Images magazine is proud to be a Civil War Trust partner. To celebrate out continued commitment, we’re delighted to offer CWT members an exclusive offer:

Subscribe to Military Images magazine for $19.95 a year! That’s a savings of $5, or 20%, off the regular annual subscription price of $24.95. You’ll receive four quarterly issues packed with original images of Civil War soldiers and sailors—many published in MI for the first time. And for every new subscription, MI will donate $5 to the Civil War Trust. Act now and you’ll receive a thank you gift for your support. Pay with credit card or Paypal below, or send a check payable to Military Images, PO Box 50171, Arlington, VA 22205

 

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MI Introduces Digital Edition

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Pleased to announce that the digital edition of Military Images magazine is now available. Formatted identically to the print version, it is produced directly from the master pdf files sent to the printer. Now you can enjoy all the rare and wonderful images, features and departments in every issue of MI on your laptop, tablet or phone. Single issues are now available for purchase at $7.95 each, and the downloadable pdf is yours to keep. The MI digital edition is powered by Tinypass.

Access the MI digital edition now.

Official Word on Magazine Mail Times

readingA number of you have asked why your issue was taking so long to move through the mail system.

According to the U.S. Post Office, the estimated time is 9-18 days—but all bets are off during the holidays, and when bad weather sets in.

You may recall the issues were sent bulk mail from Hanover, Pa., on Dec. 20, and at least two subscribers received their issue last Saturday, 24 business days after the mailing.

Thanks to Sheridan Press, the company that prints Military Images, I have a communication from the postal representative in Hanover. The representative details how an issue moves from the post office in Hanover to Arlington by truck to be processed for delivery:

All Periodicals that leave Hanover come here to Harrisburg P&DC – Processing and Distribution Center. The sack label then determines where the mail is transferred to from Harrisburg. If the mail is in a 5 Digit or 3 Digit sack the mail is then sent on transportation to the Distribution center for the zipcode on the sack label. If you are talking about Arlington VA 22205 – and the sack was labeled to either 5 Digit or 3 Digit Arlington – the mail would be loaded on a trailer to send to Southern MD 207. Then from their they would work the mail to go to Arlington 22205 and it would then go to the ADC/SCF office for zipcode 22205 which would be Northern VA 220. Here they would do the actual separation to Arlington and the mail would then go to Arlington to be delivered. The maximum time frame the mail can be held at each office is 3 days. Remember 1st class and Priority are worked first and then Periodicals and then Standard Mail.

So you would be looking at coming to Harrisburg could be held here for a maximum of 3 days then to Southern MD 207 for maximum 3 days – then to Northern VA 220 for a maximum of 3 days and then to Arlington VA for a maximum of 3 days – should be no more than 12 days from mailing until delivery. The standards are 9-18 days for Periodicals depending on where you are mailing to.

Now if the piece was in a MXD sack then you have to add from Harrisburg to (all mixed sacks from Harrisburg go to DV Daniels NJ to be processed) then you start the same process – which would be adding another 3 days until the time frame of 12 days for approximately 15 days. If the 1st class and priority volumes are light then the periodical mail will move faster – if the 1st class and priority mail volumes are heavy you can see the approximate 15 days for delivery.

The time frame you are looking at was over the Christmas Holiday which is the heaviest 1st class and priority time of the year this would then cause delays of the mail pieces. Also you have to take into consideration any weather related delays as this mail is trucked and does not fly. We have had terrible winter weather on the East Coast which also delays the mail delivery.

Subscribe on Amazon

mi-amazonAmazon shoppers now have the ability to subscribe to Military Images magazine. The just released listing includes sample images from the current issue, and this description:

  • A quarterly magazine dedicated to showcasing, interpreting and preserving early photos of U.S. soldiers and sailors. Established in 1979, MI is a favorite with collectors, researchers, and those with an active interest in military history.
  • Each issue is packed with rare and unpublished photographs of citizen soldiers. Informative captions detail the soldier and his war experience. Feature articles and image galleries highlight various aspects of military photography. Regular departments include Mike McAfee’s Uniforms & History column, and “Stragglers,” a gallery of images submitted by subscribers.
  • Founding editor Harry Roach started MI at a time when the importance of vernacular photographs of soldiers was just beginning to be understood and appreciated. Issue after issue, subscribers glimpsed wonderful tintypes, ambrotypes, and cartes de visite. The tradition continues today under the guidance of editor and publisher Ronald S. Coddington.

Open for Subscriptions

SubscribeAs the transfer of ownership period continues, I’ve focused the vast majority of my efforts these past couple weeks in establishing a digital and social media presence. And now, new and returning subscribers can also pay online. I decided to use Paypal because it is has established a reputation for trust and reliability, and is used around the world. See the SUBSCRIBE NOW! page for details.