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General James O. Amos General James O. Amos founded Amos Media Company in 1876 with the purchase of the Shelby County Democrat, which later became the Sidney Daily News.




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Amos Media offices in Sidney Ohio.

Historic media company continues to evolve with the markets it serves.

Amos Media is a multimedia publishing company with both a long, storied history and a 21st century approach to creating and delivering impactful content to hobbyists of all kinds. The roots of Amos Media were laid in 1876, when Gen. James O. Amos founded The Shelby County Democrat broadsheet newspaper and commercial printing firm in Central Ohio. At one point Gen. Amos printed 14 different broadsheet newspapers for Shelby-area towns.

The Sidney Printing and Publishing Company, as Gen. Amosí business came to be known, got into magazine publishing in 1942 when it began printing Linnís Stamp News, a publication founded by George Linn in 1928 and purchased by the Amos family when Linn retired in 1969. Linnís content can be found online and is also distributed in a weekly news format magazine. It is the preeminent source for information on stamp collecting, also known as philately.

Along with Linnís, Amos Media has since 1984 published Scott Catalogue, a brand that has been around since 1868 and produces what is considered to be the bible of the stamp hobby. More than 500,000 stamps from 600 different countries are listed in Scott Catalogue, which each year publishes six Standard volumes, one U.S. Specialized volume, and one Classic Specialized volume. Linnís Stamp News and Scott Catalogue online: www.Linns.com | Linnís Stamp News & Scott Catalogue on Facebook | Linnís Stamp News & Scott Catalogue on Twitter.

Amos Media launched Coin World magazine in 1960 to meet the news and information needs of coin collectors, also known as numismatists. Available online and in weekly and monthly print editions, Coin World is, like Linnís, the most reliable source in its field and keeps its audience in the know better than any other numismatic news outlet. In addition to Coin Worldís news, features and opinions, its Coin Values section serves to inform collectors what their coins are worth. Coin Worldís Coin Values is always online and is featured in the middle of each monthly print edition. Coin World also publishes an annual Making the Grade guide to coin-grading as well as an annual Guide to U.S. Coins, Prices & Value Trends. Coin World online: www.CoinWorld.com | Coin World on Facebook | Coin World on Twitter.

In 1978, Amos Media purchased Cars & Parts magazine, a brand founded in 1957 as an informational resource for car collectors and enthusiasts. Cars & Parts, published bi-monthly, is primarily focused on building, improving and driving cars for those who like to stay active in the garage or on the road. Cars & Parts online: www.CarsAndParts.com | Cars & Parts on Facebook | Cars & Parts on Twitter.

Craft Ideas, a 2006 acquisition and published bi-monthly, provides a wealth of how-to guides for quilters, jewelers, painters, and many more of the creatively inclined. Like all Amos Media brands, Craft Ideas can be found online. Craft Ideas online: www.CraftIdeas.com | Craft Ideas on Facebook | Craft Ideas on Twitter.


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Coin World

Linn's Stamp News

Cars and Parts

Craft Ideas