Chicagopex 2021 - Our 135th Year!

Our single-frame exhibit allotment has been filled for Chicagopex 2021, EXCEPT for AAPE Team member exhibits. Team members should send in their applications before the September 15 deadline.

Thank you for your interest in CHICAGOPEX! This year’s event will be Nov. 19-21 at the Westin Chicago Northwest. For room availability and reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (630) 773-4000, and ask for Audrey Bach at extension 1384, or visit The Westin Chicago Northwest . Mention CHICAGOPEX or Chicago Philatelic Society for our special room rate of $129 not including taxes. The hotel may quote a $10 per night facility fee, which will be waived for CHICAGOPEX guests.

2021 marks the first 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 will post updates as they become available here.

We welcome four convening societies this year: American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, Germany Philatelic Society, Lithuania Philatelic Society and Polonus Polish Philatelic Society. If your organization would like to convene at CHICAGOPEX, please contact Kathy Johnson. In addition to convening societies, local and regional meetings in 2021 include the American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association, British North America Philatelic Society, CAPEX 22, Collectors Club of Chicago, Collectors Club of New York, and Illinois Postal History Society.

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. 20; advance reservations are required. Information on all CHICAGOPEX 2021 functions, including the banquet, scheduled meetings, participating postal administrations, and exhibits prospectus and application will be available on this website.

Our November 20 meeting will occur at the Chicagopex show. Please join us for our 2976th meeting. An extraordinary feat!

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 55th 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.

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.

The CHICAGOPEX 2021 schedule is now online. Please contact us before August each year to schedule your philatelic group meetings and talks. 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 Jerry Nylander, General Chairman

See you at CHICAGOPEX 2021!