This message is on behalf of Jerry Slocum, who is probably the world's most well-known puzzle collector and who has one on the largest and finest puzzle collections in the world.
Every 3 years Jerry is issuing a so-called "Directory of Puzzle Collectors and Puzzle Sellers".
The latest issue was of 2000 and Jerry and his team are now preparing for an update that should appear in May 2003.
The Directory contains a listing of about 500 puzzle collectors, many mail order sellers and also many retail stores that sell puzzles (by the way this is about "all kinds of puzzles", "twisty" puzzles as well as many other types of puzzles).
I have samples of the latest two versions of the Directory and can only say that being listed and having the list of so many other collectors has greatly increased the number of people I now know personally in the puzzle world (as well as largely expanded my personal collection).
In other words, I believe that for all "serious" puzzle collectors it is very interesting to become listed in this Directory.
Becoming listed is free (no charge) for puzzle collectors, mail order sellers and retail stores.
The easiest way to become listed is to fill out + send the Directory Questionnaire on the Puzzle World website at: http://www.johnrausch.com/PuzzleWorld/j ... nnaire.htm
Being listed does not automatically mean that you obtain a sample of the Directory. In other words you may become listed without buying a sample of the Directory.
The costs for obtaining a sample of the 2003 Directory are USD 12 + shipping costs.
The shipping costs e.g. are USD 3 for within the USA and USD 6 for outside the USA (surface mail).
Upon becoming listed please don't forget to e-mail a portrait photo of yourself + please don't forget to send all names and addresses of retail stores and puzzle mail order companies you know.
Most of all, please send in the Directory Questionnaire before March 31 in case you want to become listed in the May2003 issue of the Directory.