Old Timers
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Read stf in Argosy, All-Story, and Science and Adventure, welcomed Weird Tales, bought the April 1926 Amazing off the news-stand and read it before there were any other proz. Later, "old-timers" were fans who were acquainted with fandom in the Fantasy Magazine days. Later still Art Rapp chuckled at "He's an old-timer; he remembers the Shaver Mystery" till he realized that by Roscoe anybody who remembered the Shaver Mystery now was an old-timer. The word is not exactly synonymous with "veteran"; fairly recent comers sometimes call themselves old-timers, as compared with those of less than a year's standing.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Originally, someone who read Amazing before there were any other s-f magazines. It is now used to indicate fans who were acquainted with fandom in the Fantasy Magazine days. More recent comers, since the Barbarian Invasion began, sometimes call themselves old-timers, compared to these of less than a year's standing. The word is not exactly synonymous with "veterans".