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The AFCA mission is to be an organization for the education and promotion of the understanding of antique electrical and mechanical fans: their history, operation, preservation, collection, and restoration. Antique & Vintage fans, whether they be water, air, electric or alcohol powered are excellent examples of the industrial, technological and stylistic advancement of modern culture.


The AFCA has over 700 members with a wide variety of backgrounds. The average collector has been collecting for 12 years and has 70 fans in their collection. We have 20 members with 50 or more years of experience. Their friendship, knowledge, and willingness to share proves to be a valuable asset for the Association. The AFCA is a not-for-profit organization. Each new member is provided with an AFCA membership directory, with access to the considerable AFCA fan history archives, and with numerous local and national meetings.


New to Antique Fans and Have Questions? Visit Our Restoration & Repair section for Frequently Asked Questions OR register on our Forum where you can ask questions of AFCA Members.

Remember, registering on our forum as a Guest does not give you access to certain areas of the site or allow you permissions in all areas of the forum.

To get access to all areas of the site, you must become a Registered Member and join the AFCA
by going to our How To Join section, mailing in an application or applying on line
and purchasing a Registered Membership.

Online applications are processed Saturday of each week.
It also does take us at least a couple days to verify that you have paid for a Registered Membership
and to get you activated if you choose to send us a paper application through the USPS.
We’re all volunteers. Things are not always completed instantaneously, so please be patient.

Last, but not least: Once you become a paid member, the username and password you receive to log into the forum is NOT the same as the username and password used to get into the galleries on our site. The username and password to get into the galleries is printed in our bi‒monthly magazine that you will receive after becoming a paid, verified member of the Antique Fan Collectors Association.
If you need to get into the galleries prior to receiving your first copy of our magazine,
but after becoming a paid, verified member, then please contact us.

AFCA Museum
Mission Statement
"Fan Collector" Magazine
Events Calendar
Fan Fair (Our Annual Convention)
How To Join
Board of Directors
How To Contact Us
AFCA By-Laws

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