Chicagopex 2023 - Our 137th Year!

Philatelic And Literature Exhibit Entries Are Closed For 2023.

Thank you for your interest in CHICAGOPEX! The 2023 event will be Nov. 17-19 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143; please use a GPS or an online map website for directions. For room availability and reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (630) 773-4000 and ask for Susan Foley, or contact Westin reservations at (888) 627-8510, Mention CHICAGOPEX for our special room rate of $132 per night plus tax. The hotel may quote a $10 per night facility fee, which will be waived for CHICAGOPEX guests. Here is a direct web link to book the hotel at the show rate.

2023 marks the third year when CHICAGOPEX hosts AmeriStamp Expo, a prominent exhibiting event, which usually includes the Single Frame Champion of Champions competition and award. The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors manages the event.

We welcome four convening societies in 2023: American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, the Collectors Club [of New York], the American Revenue Association and the American First Day Cover Society is holding a regional meeting. If your organization would like to convene at CHICAGOPEX, please contact Kathy Johnson.

We will host a Philatelic Exhibition, a Philatelic Literature Exhibition, and a Dealer Bourse. The CHICAGOPEX Awards Banquet will be at the show hotel on Saturday evening, Nov. 18; advance reservations are required. Information on all CHICAGOPEX 2023 functions, including the banquet, scheduled meetings, participating postal administrations, and exhibits prospectus and application will be available on this website.

Our Philatelic Exhibition is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country. Completed application, frame fee, title page and synopsis must reach the Philatelic Exhibits Committee by Sept. 15. We expect to be oversubscribed again this year, and will accept exhibits partially on the basis of application date and completeness; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance no later than Sept. 30. Philatelic Exhibits Contact: Tim Wait, P.O. Box 242 Belvidere, Il 61008. (815) 670-5869

For the 56th consecutive year, CHICAGOPEX will host a Literature Exhibition. Applications and exhibits must reach the Literature Exhibits Committee by Sept. 1; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible, but no later than Sept. 15. Literature Exhibits Contact: Ken Trettin; P.O. Box 56, Rockford, IA 50468.

The banquet price is reduced to $75 this year due to a hotel logistical problem with the 2022 banquet, which has now been corrected. The menu was not affected. Banquet Chairwoman: Jackie Alton

Our Dealer Bourse is expected to feature more than 75 dealers. We are proud of the wide variety of philatelic material offered by leading national and international dealers. Bourse Contact: Charles Berg, 7139 W Higgins Av, Chicago, IL 60656-1972, (773) 775-2100.

We invite philatelic groups to meet at CHICAGOPEX 2023 on one or more days of the show, (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. Contact Dr. Cheryl Ganz at

Show hours are Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

For any other questions, please contact Tim Wait, Interim Show Chairman

See you at CHICAGOPEX 2023!