Chicagopex 2019 - Our 133rd Year!

November 22-24, 2019
Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL 60143

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As of August 15, we have run out of space for philatelic exhibits for 2019! Please hold off on submitting any more applications for philatelic exhibits! We are excited to have a full competition this year.

Thank you for your interest in CHICAGOPEX. This year’s event will be Nov. 22-24th at the Westin Chicago Northwest; please use link, above, or a GPS, for map and directions. For room availability and reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (630) 773-4000, or through Westin reservations at (866) 716-8104, Mention CHICAGOPEX for our special room rate ($127 per night +tax). The hotel may quote a $10 per night facility fee, which will be waived for CHICAGOPEX guests.

Just before CHICAGOPEX, on Thursday Nov. 21, the American Philatelic Society will offer a one-day On-the-Road course on U.S. Proofs and Essays taught by expert James E. Lee. The course is $45 for APS members and $95 for non-members. To learn more about the course and enroll, please visit this APS web page.

We welcome five convening societies this year: Polonus Polish Philatelic Society, the Rossica Society of Russian Philately, the Lithuania Philatelic Society, the Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society and the India Study Circle. 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. 23; advance reservations are required. Information on all Chicagopex 2019 functions, including the banquet, scheduled meetings, participating postal administrations, and exhibits prospectus and application will be available on our web site-

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. 7. 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. 15. Philatelic Exhibits Contact: Tim Wait, P.O. Box 242 Belvidere, Il 61008. (815) 670-5869

For the 53rd consecutive year, CHICAGOPEX will host a Literature Exhibition. Applications and exhibits must reach the Literature Exhibits Committee by Sept. 15th; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible, but no later than Sept. 30. Literature Exhibits Contact: Ken Trettin; P.O. Box 56, Rockford, IA 50468.

Our Dealer Bourse will 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 2019 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 Jerry Nylander, General Chairman

See you at CHICAGOPEX 2019!