Yes and No. The last print issue of VSN magazine was the Jun '12 issue. But since that time VSN has been publishing monthly eArticles here on the website. (Although they are currently on hiatus as I work on another project.) All sponsored eArticles are free to read. VSN's Online Shopping Cart was discontinued 12/31/13 but the free eArticles continue to be available on the eArticle Library page.
Each time a new eArticle is posted on VSN's main website, I post an announcement three places: VSN's blog page, VSN's page on Facebook and VSN's Announcement-Only Yahoo List. The best way to stay in the loop is either to subscribe to VSN's blog or join VSN's Yahoo List. Please note that Facebook has changed its Newsfeed algorithms to the point that only a very small percentage of people who have "Liked" a particular page will actually see future posts from that page on their Newsfeed. VSN's blog or VSN's Yahoo Announcement list are more reliable ways to know when the new eArticle is posted. I also post on a few stamping related email lists but only on the "COMM" days permitted by the lists.
If you are looking at a older issue, look for the stamp credit list near the end of every issue – usually on the inside back cover. In more recent issues, the stamp credits will either be found next to the image/artwork or in the art's description (on the back of each color page.) Occasionally a contributor sent artwork without stamp credits and they were listed as *Unknown. If the credit was obtained, it was printed as an update in a later issue.
No. VSN's issues are now out of print and VSN is no longer accepting orders. (Emailing credit card information is never a good idea anyway.)
Check VSN’s web site list to see if the company is listed. Then you can get the current contact information straight from the company.
Sure! If it is stamp related, I’d love to know about your site. That means sites that focus on: stamps, scrapbooking, altered books, deco books, polymer clay, ATCs, art products, craft supplies, etc. Please send the URL (web site address) and I’ll check it out for inclusion in the next update.
Easy! Go to the Issue Index page and use your web browser’s FIND function to do a search on that page for “Shaving”. You can do this for many subjects. It makes a quick and dirty index to all of VSN’s issues going back to 1993!
In many browsers, pressing Ctrl-F/Cmd-F opens up a search box where you can enter the word you are looking for on that page. If you are unsure of how to do this using your browser software, try checking the browser’s HELP and look for information on how to find text on a page.
Check your local stamp store first. If they do not have it, check the VSN's Links list.
I see so many stamp images from so many companies that I couldn't possibly inventory them all in my head. I really am not the best source for this type of search. If you are online, your best bet is to post an ISO (In Search Of) message on one or more stamp email lists or online forums. These lists and forums pool the knowledge of many stampers and stamp sellers who may be able to direct you to a company selling the image you want.
The userid/password for this special extra set of galleries can be found in the most recent eArticle. These galleries are meant to be something extra for current readers of VSN's eArticles. Please Note: I will not email this information to anyone for any reason.