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Canadian Antique Phonograph Society

Membership in the Canadian Antique Phonograph Society (CAPS) provides a gateway to information, people, enjoyment and news on everything to do with antique recorded sound - phonographs and other music machines, records, performers, history and more. We would be delighted to welcome you as a CAPS member.

Annual dues are $35.00 (outside Canada $35.00 USD).

1. The easiest way to pay is to Interac e-Transfer $35.00 to info@capsnews.org.
2. To use a credit card, select either Inside Canada or Outside Canada in the box below, then click the Pay Now button. There is a $2.00 transaction fee to use this method of payment.
3. Or, mail our Membership Application with your cheque for $35.00 payable to CAPS to:

Canadian Antique Phonograph Society
122 Major Street
Toronto ON  M5S 2L2  CANADA

The membership year runs from January through December. If you join CAPS early to mid-year, you will receive all newsletters for the current year. If you join CAPS in the fall or later, you will have the choice of membership for the current year and newsletters already published or membership for the following year.

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Why join CAPS?

  • You are looking for a new interest or hobby that can be enjoyed without great expense.

  • You have, or plan to acquire, a phonograph and would like to develop your interest by learning about its history or restoration.

  • You have an interest in antiques and would like to focus on one area to learn about and develop into a hobby. The great thing about phonographs is that they don't just sit there; they can be brought to life by playing wonderful sounds from the past - hot jazz, opera, big band etc., all evocative of past times and places.

  • You are an experienced collector and would like easy access to the knowledge and help available through CAPS and its members. There is truly a wealth of knowledge among CAPS members on every aspect of our hobby - restoration, parts and information - and they are only too pleased to share it with others.

What are the Benefits of Membership?

  • Antique Phonograph News - our quarterly publication. Each year you'll receive 4 issues of APN, packed with 24 pages of articles, advertisements, meeting auction reports and news of upcoming programs. Advertising in APN is free to members. All back issues published from 1982 through the Current Issue are available as PDF files. Unlimited downloads are FREE to CAPS members.

    The auction tables were overflowing at a recent CAPS meeting
  • Membership Directory - listing contact details and specific areas of interest for CAPS 225+ members. Always current, the Membership Directory is accessible only to members on its web site.

  • CAPS Meetings - a bonus for members within driving distance of Toronto. Eight meetings are held annually on Sundays between September and June at Centennial College, Progress Court Campus, conveniently located off the Markham Road exit from Highway 401. Each meeting attracts more than 50 members and guests and includes a Presentation on recorded-sound history, a social period when members buy and sell parts, catch up on each other's latest finds and exchange tips on phonograph repair and refinishing, and an auction of sound machines, recordings, parts and music-related ephemera. Guests are most welcome at CAPS meetings. However, you must be a member to participate in the auction. See Meetings for details and directions.

    Some of the 55 members and guests at the November 2012 meeting
  • New friends - whether you're a complete novice or an experienced collector, you'll enjoy meeting or corresponding with the wonderful friendly and helpful people in the CAPS community.