Chicagopex 2022 Convening Societies

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.