Chicagopex 2022 Convening Societies

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors exists to share and discuss ideas and techniques for improving standards of exhibit preparation, judging, and the management of exhibitions. AAPE serves the entire range of people who work or have an interest in one or more of these fields; whether novice, experienced, or just beginning to think about getting involved. Through pursuit of our purposes, it is our goal to encourage your increasing participation and enjoyment of philatelic exhibiting, and to ensure the health of this part of our hobby.

Bermuda Collectors Society

The Bermuda Collectors Society (BCS) is made up of just over 100 members from all over the world – each with a shared interest in some aspect of Bermuda Philately.

Member’s interests range from early postal history from the late 1600s right the way through to the Queen Victoria, the Boer War, KGV, WWI, KGVI, WWII, QEII and modern times.

The Society also has many members whose primary interest is in the stamps Bermuda has produced from 1848 until the present day. Some collect covers, postcards or fiscal items such as airline tickets – just as long as there’s a stamp on it!

MEPSI - Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society, International

MEPSI - Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society, International is an APS affiliate and the only philatelic society specializing in Mexico. Our membership includes people living in the United States and 27 other countries. Founded in Elmhurst, IL, in 1935, the society publishes a quarterly journal and holds auctions throughout the year. We have also published a number of specialty books on Mexican philately and postal history.

The Rossica Society

Rossica has been in existence for more than 92 years. The Society was established on April 14, 1929 in Igalo, Yugoslavia. The brainchild of Eugene Arkhangelsky, a prominent aerophilatelist and philatelic author, its early adherents were mostly émigré White Russians who fled their country after the October 1917 coup and scattered to the four corners of the globe. The political, economic and military upheavals in the 1930s and 1940s chased Rossica's center of gravity from Yugoslavia to the Baltic States and then to Shanghai, where the war in the Pacific prevented it from distributing its journal, and World War II wiped out much of its membership. The Society collapsed in early 1942 and took a decade to reconstitute itself, this time in the United States, where it remains based to this day.

For more information, visit the Rossica website.