AFCA About Us


Inquisitive GroupThe mission of the Antique Fan Collectors Association (AFCA) 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. The AFCA encourages local, regional and national meetings in order to promote knowledge of the history of antique fans and to promote the knowledge of the science behind the methods of operation of antique electrical and mechanical fans. Further, the AFCA promotes friendship between people who have an interest in learning about the history, collection and preservation of antique fans. The AFCA advances the knowledge of how to preserve, restore, maintain and collect antique electrical or mechanical fans and encourages the exchange of fans, fan parts and useful fan information. The AFCA cooperates with other related educational organizations on projects of mutual interest.

The AFCA also supports the creation, maintenance, research upon and distribution of historical records regarding antique fan production: including fan manufacturers names and details on models and styles produced, dates of production, quantities of production, etc. The AFCA supports the publishing of this and other educational information regarding antique fans’ history, collection, maintenance, repair, conservation and safe methods of shipment. The AFCA limits its purposes to exempt purposes within IRS section 501(c) (3).

We currently have over 700 members with a wide variety of backgrounds. Our average collector has been collecting for 12 years and has at least 70 fans in their collection. We also have 20 members with 50 or more years of experience. With their friendship, knowledge, and willingness to share, all prove to be valuable assets for the Association and anyone interested in joining. The AFCA is a not‐for‐profit organization. Each new member is provided with an AFCA membership directory, access to the considerable AFCA fan history archives, and with numerous local and national meeting opportunities.



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