Welcome to the worldwide home for people who love antique phonographs, gramophones and records!
We are a worldwide society of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs, gramophones and records
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Do you love old records and the machines that play them?
Join The Antique Phonograph Society today to increase your knowledge and enjoyment!
The Grammy Awards are named after the gramophone, the full name of the very first disc-playing phonograph.
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Welcome to the Antique Phonograph Society

magazine_12We are a worldwide society of 1000+ members who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs, gramophones and records. We encourage, promote, publish and present research on the history of sound recording and reproduction, including the machines that create and preserve these wonderful voices and sounds. To that end, our Society maintains informative articles on its website which are open to the public, as well as an exhaustive online searchable archive of over 20,000 pages of phonograph and record research material available to members.
We publish a full-color quarterly journal called The Antique Phonograph. Click here to download a sample copy. The APS also sponsors an annual antique phonograph/record Expo and banquet, to which all are welcome.

Latest Articles

Collecting Antique Phonographs

We’ve all asked ourselves the same question: “What attracts a person to a particular hobby?” Whether it’s Aunt Matilda’s shelves lined with thimbles, friend Roy’s garage lined with dirty…
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A Splendid Addiction

  Aficionados of recorded sound seek out LPs, 45rpm, and/or 78rpm records – as well as the vintage machinery to play them…
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Latest Events


The Antique Phonograph Society Annual Gramophone & Record EXPO will be held August 21-22, 2021 at the UFCW Union Hall, 8530 Stanton Ave, Buena Park, California. As always, expect…
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Membership dues are as follows

Membership Prices
United States US$30
Canada/Mexico US$40
International US$50
Click here to see a sample issue.
Click here to download the APS 2021 Dues Renewal Paper form.
Please note, there is a $2 processing fee for online purchases.
If you would prefer to mail in your membership use this form.
To apply online for a new membership or a renewal click “Sign Up” below:

Introductory Online Only Plan

Introductory Online Only Plan 2021 - $15

USA Membership

USA Membership 2021 - $30
PayPal Fee - $2

Canada / Mexico Membership

Canada/Mexico Membership 2021 - $40
PayPal Fee - $2

Rest of World

Rest of World Membership 2021 - $50
PayPal Fee - $2